The Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base will commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, May 3, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 4. The museum will pay tribute to those who served and their sacrifices, and the history of the day.
A historic WWII C-47 aircraft, That’s All Brother aka TAB, will be participating and visiting the AMC Museum on its way over to Normandy. TAB, the lead C-47 of the 800 aircraft that dropped two American airborne divisions into France, will be available for visitors to see up close on the DAFB south ramp via the museum.
There will be many historical presentations and re-enactors of the D-Day operations throughout the day, and a swing dance with 1940s music performed by the Smooth Sound Big Band from Milford, following the day’s exciting ground and air events. A significant highlight will be the planned presence of two paratroopers who jumped from the AMC Museum C-47 Turf and Sport Special on that day of days. All events will be held at the AMC Museum and are free to the public.
Unique D-Day and museum items will be available in the gift store. Food will be available for purchase throughout the day from a variety of vendors. Parking at the museum is limited. Military ID card holders are requested to enter DAFB, park at the motorcycle training lot and walk to the museum through the south ramp open area. For more information, go to www.amcmuseum.org.
Organizers extend special thanks to the 436 Airlift Wing and the AMC Museum Foundation for supporting the AMC Museum efforts to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.