The 75th anniversary of the massive D-Day invasion of World War II will be commemorated at EAA Aviation Museum on Thursday, June 6, with a new exhibit – D-Day Plus 75.
Join us for the grand opening of the new D-Day Plus 75 exhibit at 10 a.m. starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that WWII veterans are invited to attend. Outside of Eagle Hangar will be WWII vehicles displayed including a very rare D-Day landing craft.
Immerse yourself in this important day in history with a variety of items and information.
- An original WWII-era Willy’s Army Jeep. The Jeep became a symbol of the everyday life of the soldier in WWII.
- Weapons used in the invasion such as the M-1 Garand, Thompson machine gun, and more.
- Personal items will be on display such as equipment as well as photos and logbooks.
- Examples of actual enemy souvenirs, like those that soldiers often picked up as they fought their way across Europe.
- Historical images that captured pivotal moments from one of the most significant operations in military history.
At 6:30 p.m. the Skyscape Theater Royale will feature The Longest Day, the star-studded 1962 war epic that brings the events of that fateful June day to life. A group of living history re-enactors will be on hand to display their gear and talk about the history of D-Day.