The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
Angelina County at War: A World War II Exhibit
"Little Boots," a B-17 Bomber of the Eighth Air Force's 615th Bombardment Squadron, 401st Bomb Group (Heavy), flies over Germany in about 1944. From the collection of Tom B. McKinney of Burke, who served as the plane's crew chief at Deenethorpe, England. McKinney slept in tents along the air field runways and was responsible for readying the plane before and after each flight, including refueling and reloading with bombs and ammunition.