The Museum recently opened a new exhibit highlighting a 1943 Harley Davidson SLA motorcycle that was used by the US Army in various roles in World War II. The exhibit’s setting is Caratan, France on 13 June, 1944 during the Battle of Bloody Gulch after the Allied invasion of Normandy. The exhibit displays the motorcycle as the transportation mode of a 2nd Armored Division Soldier in France. The injured rider is being treated by a combat medic of the 101st Division. The 2AD was in the reinforcing role to the 101st during the battle. The motorcycle was a generous donation from the Hixon family.
Stop by soon and take a look! You’ll be happy to know that this method of displaying artifacts of military medical history in realistic and historically appropriate settings is the wave of the future at the Museum.