Museum of the Pacific (Tom McLeod Collection)
Founder and curator: Tom
306 Forest Lake Drive
Texarkana, TX 75503-1940
Tel 903-793-1452 | Hours - by appointment only
non-profit research museum initially began in 1995. Today,
housed in seven larger rooms of 8,000 square feet. Our wings
have spread beyond Pacific
WWII items to include over 300 fully dressed mannequins from
the USA, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Japan,
Italy, Russia, China, North & South Vietnam and Sweden.
And collections of hundreds of swords, knives, bayonets and
several thousand miscellaneous items.
United States military collection
Japanese military collection
Primary interest is in US and Japanese uniforms and
equipment. American uniforms begin with Spanish-American war
through Desert Storm. We display US Army, Navy, Marine Corps,
Army Air Force, USAF and Coast Guard. Japanese uniforms begin
with Menji Period and extend through WWII.
Japanese Uniforms include: Uniform of the emperor's
veterinarian (Royal Household Horse Keeper), Lt. Honda,
Uniform of the Akagi's Medical Officer, including a very
rare "Pearl Harbor Book" given to the officers who
participated in the raid, Uniform of 3-star Admiral
Junji Uozumi of Admiral Yamamoto's staff.
Rifle & Pistol
We have over 400 rifles and pistols dating from the
US Civil War, through Vietnam. Also, an extensive library and
large amounts of artwork. There are over 80 Japanese military
swords on display. One example, is the sword of Japanese
General on Chi-Chi Jima, who was hanged for cannibalism.
collection is complete with every type of rifle and scope
variation. Also, a near mint Japanese sniper armor shield, and
machine gun shield.
Jackstaff Flag of Submarine
Flag from Japanese submarine I-1
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