D-Day Remembered at Museum of Flight

June 7 programs looks at the World War II invasion’s air war

SEATTLE – 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.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $16 for active military, $11 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. McCormick & Schmick’s Wings Café is on site. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit www.museumofflight.org