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D-Day Plus 75 Exhibit Opens at EAA Aviation Museum
June 6, 2019 - The D-Day Plus 75 exhibit officially opened on Thursday, June 6, in the EAA Aviation Museum when D-Day veteran Rene Kepperling, U.S. Army Rangers 5th Battalion sniper, cut the ribbon in front of a large crowd of attendees and re-enactors gathered in honor of the occasion.
Located in the Eagle Hangar's Telling Gallery, the D-Day Plus 75 exhibit tells the story of the invasion of Normandy that occurred 75 years prior to the exhibit's opening. The D-Day Plus 75 exhibit features an original World War II era Army Jeep, weapons used in the invasion, personal items like photos and logbooks, enemy souvenirs collected during the invasion, and historical images to add context to the artifacts.
In addition to the artifacts within the Telling Gallery, re-enactors had hundreds of additional artifacts on display throughout the Eagle Hangar, and WWII vehicles including a rare D-Day landing craft were parked just outside of the hangar for the crowd to take in.