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Museum Receives a 1942 GE Searchlight
This is the second searchlight to be restored by the Fort MacArthur Museum
The 1942 60" GE Searchlight and Sperry generator have arrived safely from Texas. Overall, both units are in good shape but need to be restored to working order. Neither the light or the power unit have seen use in some time. The good news is that many of the hard to find parts are already with the units. 

Raising the money to fund the purchase of the remaining parts and paintwork; as well as finding volunteers to work the project has already begun. we want to thank Bob Meza and the veterans and families of the 352nd CA Searchlight Battalion who's generosity helped make this acquisition possible. Once restored, these will compliment the museums fully restored 1941 Sperry Searchlight and GE Generator.

The Searchlights are an critical part of our educational program, and bring the museum much positive publicity. As with any project of this size and complexity, the museum seriously needs restoration and maintenance funding. We encourage anyone interested in searchlights to donate to their preservation. Please contact the museum for more information. 


Yesterdays News

    Images of America - Fort MacArthur
    1942 Dodge WC-56 Command Car

    1918 Dodge Brothers light repair truck
    Museum receives a 1942 GE searchlight
    1941 Sperry Searchlight "Ready for Action"
    The first M2 height finder is restored
    Power room muffler replacement
    Museum mascot "Farley" killed in attack


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