George W. Bush's

George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished" Jet

Field review by the editors.

Pensacola, Florida

On May 1, 2003, dressed in a Top Gun flight suit, President George W. Bush was flown onto the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of San Diego. The aircraft, a Lockheed S-3 Viking, was stenciled "George W. Bush, Commander-in-Chief." Bush then gave a speech declaring that, "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended," beneath a big banner reading, "Mission Accomplished." Even Bush supporters later admitted that the whole charade was embarrassing.

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George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished" Jet

National Naval Aviation Museum

Address:
1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL
Directions:
National Naval Aviation Museum. On the base, Naval Air Station Pensacola. I-10 to Exit 2, Pensacola, follow signs to museum.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
850-452-3604
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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