The World War II Victory Museum was established in 1999 through the generosity of its founders, Dean and Kristin Kruse, and their sons, Dima and Devin, of Auburn, IN. The World War II Victory Museum contains one of the world’s most impressive collections of artifacts from the Second World War.
The collection includes approximately 150 vehicles and hundreds of uniforms, weapons and smaller artifacts. The majority of this collection comes from the former Victory Memorial Museum that was located in Messancy, Belgium. Due to the Victory Memorial Museum’s location (It was located in the Ardennes Forest region, approximately 30 miles from Bastogne, and was near areas where heavy fighting occurred during the Battle of the Bulge.) many of the pieces that are now in the collection of the World War II Victory Museum are survivors of the Battle of the Bulge. #ACD_Museum #Auburn #Fort_Wayne #Garrett #Historic #Indiana #Kruse #Museum #War #WWII_Victory_Museum