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Operation Market Garden – 75th Anniversary – Hangar Talk

It was 75 years ago this September when Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery hatched one of World War II’s most daring operations, Operation Market Garden. At the time, the allies were desperate to find a way across the Rhine and into Germany’s Heartland. Three allied airborne divisions and one British Army Corps were given the task in what became history’s largest airborne operation; one in which the museum’s own C-47, Turf and Sport Special, participated in.

Join us on Saturday, September 21st at 1:00 p.m. as we explore and commemorate one of the most dramatic events of the war. Our 75th Anniversary Operation Market Garden Hangar talk will detail the planning and events that culminated in a bitter loss for the Allies. We will share the triumphs and failures; the people and machines and ultimately the impact of Operation Market Garden on the rest of the war.  Presented by Dick Marks, Patrick O’Neill and Nick Saborio.

Take Exit 91 off of Delaware Route 1 and follow the signs. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Call 302-677-5939, for any questions.

2019 Annual Summer Fundraiser

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Over the years many of you have consistently been generous donors to the museum through our annual golf tournaments—thank you again. But there are some of you who may not have had the opportunity to help fulfill the mission of the Air Mobility Command Museum as an aviation and aerospace, education, scientific, cultural, historical, and inspirational facility for the general public and Air Force community.

Let us present to you the AMC Museum Foundation’s 2nd Annual Summer Fundraiser!

Learn more about the Summer Fundraiser and how you can be a sponsor!

Remembering the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

AMAZING DAY! On May 4th, 2019, the AMC Museum hosted events that connected people from around the world and today’s Airmen with actual paratroopers from D-Day with the same plane they jumped out of 75 years ago. The events allowed us to commemorate our service members, both past and present, as well as the amazing community that helped make today possible. I am proud and always overwhelmed with the AMC Museum Team’s staunch dedication and hard work. Thank you for honoring our heritage and creating a WORLD-CLASS event.

-John Taylor, AMC Museum Director

75 Years Young!

In early March 1944, a C-47 transport aircraft came off the production line of the Douglas Aircraft Company’s plant in Oklahoma City. After inspection testing it was accepted by the Army Air Force and assigned serial number 42–92841. As was the practice, aircraft were referred to by the last three digits of its number, 841.

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