D-Day Remembered at Museum
June 7 programs looks at the World War II invasion's air war
SEATTLE, May 29, 2014--On Saturday, June 7, The Museum of Flight remembers the 70th anniversary of World War II's D-Day invasion. At 1:30 p.m. there will be a presentation about the Douglas C-47 transport aircraft (DC-3 in civilian service), and how the rugged, twin-engine plane was used during the D-Day operation. During this "Stories of Courage" presentation at 2:30 p.m., Museum Curator Dan Hagedorn and military historian Dr. JD Wyneken share their insights about aircraft operations supporting D-Day.
Curator Hagedorn will also speak at 10 a.m. in the World War I gallery of the Personal Courage Wing. June 7 marks the 10th anniversary of opening of the Museum's acclaimed fighter aircraft exhibition wing. His talk will include a tour of the Museum's Caproni Ca. 20. The Caproni Ca. 20 was built in 1914, and is regarded as the very first fighter aircraft. The one-of-kind aircraft is the oldest plane in the Museum's collection.
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