Events

Seasonal Event

Open Aircraft Day
March-November—Every third Saturday

On every third Saturday of the month, between March and November, the museum opens up some of its more impressive planes for guided tours. These aircraft will be opened to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available.

Open Aircraft Day

Open Aircraft Day

Event Date: Saturday, 18 April 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

The Air Mobility Command Museum is starting its 2015 Open Aircraft Day on Saturday, March 21. This event is repeated every third Saturday of the month through November. Open Aircraft Day provides the public full access to many of the museum’s aircraft from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. if weather permits and tour guides are available. Tour guides are stationed in the open aircraft to describe the history of the planes and their missions. They are often retired crew members of these airplanes so their descriptions are from personal experience and bring the aircraft to life for visitors. For more information, or to schedule a group visit, call Mike Leister, Director, at 302-677-5939.

D-Day Paratrooper Reunites with C-47

D-Day Paratrooper Reunites with C-47

Event Date: Saturday, 18 April 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

On 18 April, seventy years since VE Day (WW II Victory in Europe) Corporal George Shenkle of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment will be reunited with the C-47 he jumped out of on D-Day, June 6th 1944. The mission of George and his fellow paratroopers that day was to seize and hold the vital crossroads town of St. Mere Eglise, France, making it one of the first towns liberated during the invasion.

Mr. Shenkle will be visiting the AMC Museum from noon until 4 p.m. to be photographed and recorded by Andy Marchese for the American Veteran’s Project. He will also be available to speak to visitors and will have copies of his book “My Clear Conscience” available to autograph.

Mr. Shenkle also jumped into Holland during Operation Market Garden (the movie “A Bridge Too Far”) and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart among his decorations.

The AMC Museum has the original jump manifest listing George’s name on it that will be on display on the 18th.

Private David Akers, a medic and the only other confirmed survivor of the D-Day jump from this aircraft may also attend the event, if able. As a highlight both Paratroopers have been invited to sign the aircraft just as they did before climbing aboard on D-Day. Photography is encouraged as this historic event will not likely be repeated.

11th Annual Golf Tournament

11th Annual Golf Tournament

Event Date: Friday, 5 June 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Attention all golfers! The 11th Annual AMC Museum Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held on Friday, 5 June 2015, at Jonathan’s Landing Golf Course with the tee-off time at 12:00. It is a “Scramble” format, and you can make up your own foursome. The cost is $85 for civilians and military retired; $75 for active duty/National Guard/Reserve officers; and $55 for military enlisted personnel. Included in your entry fee is golf, cart, a buffet dinner after the event, refreshments on the course, and prizes. You may sign up by contacting the Golf Committee Chairman, Phil White, by email, by calling him at 302-653-6825 or mailing him a sign up sheet which is attached. You can pay on the day of the tournament if you prefer or mail a check at: Phil White, 98 Jackson Ct., Smyrna, DE 19977. If you have any door prizes to donate, you can call Phil and he will pick them up. We are also looking for Golf Hole Sponsors!

For those who want to sponsor a hole with a foursome, the cost is $500 or sponsor a hole with a twosome for $300. The cost for sponsoring just a hole is $100. A 24″x18″ sign will be placed on the golf course tees or around the greens noting you as a sponsor. Further recognition is given to hole sponsors and door prize donors in our handout brochure at the dinner following the round, highlighted in our museum e-Newsletter (which goes out on the internet to over a 2,000 people) and on our museum Facebook page. Recognition will also be in the quarterly Hangar Digest and on the AMC Museum website following the tournament.

We can handle 18 teams, and people are signing up already. Please join us for a day of fun! Hope to see you there—fore!

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The AMC Museum Foundation is a 501(c)3 Corporation, EIN 51-0355891. All proceeds go directly to the restoration and maintenance of artifacts in the museum helping our 170+ volunteers keep the museum as the number one free cultural attraction in the state for the past four years.