(UPDATED) – Quick Overview of Events
- May 3rd (Friday), Museum Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: C-47 Skytrain, That’s All, Brother, will be open to the public (access through the AMC Museum)
- 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Museum static display aircraft will be open
- May 4th (Saturday), Museum Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- 8:50 a.m.: Welcome
- 9:00 a.m.: Normandy Briefings (in main hangar)
- 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Reenactors (Outside)
- 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Museum static display aircraft opened for tours
- 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Flyovers of C-47 That’s All, Brother and a C-17 Globemaster III
- 2:30 p.m.: Normandy Briefings (in main hangar)
- 12:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: C-47 Skytrain, That’s All, Brother, will be open to the public (access through the AMC Museum)
- 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Free dance lessons (and pay as you go bar)
- 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Swing Dance (outside pavilion near museum’s C-5A Galaxy)
- Two former D-Day veteran paratroopers who jumped out of the museum’s C-47 Skytrain will be in attendance
The Air Mobility Command Museum would like to announce a Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. We are paying tribute to those who served, their sacrifices, and the history.
A historic WWII C-47 Skytrain, That’s All, Brother (TAB), will be participating and visiting the AMC Museum on its way over to Normandy. TAB, the lead C-47 of the 800 aircraft that dropped two American airborne divisions into France, will be available for visitors to see up close on the Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) south ramp via the museum. There will be many historical presentations and reenactors on the D-Day operations throughout the day, and a swing dance with 1940s music performed by the Smooth Sound Big Band from Milford Delaware following the days exciting ground and air events. One significant highlight will be the planned presence of two paratroopers who jumped from the AMC Museum C-47 ‘Turf and Sport Special’ on that ‘Day of Days.’
All events will be held at the AMC Museum (directions) and are free to the public with gates opening at 9 a.m.
Unique D-Day and museum items will be available in our gift store.
Food will be available for purchase throughout the day from a variety of vendors.
Parking at the museum is limited. Military ID card holders are requested to enter DAFB, park at the motorcycle training lot, and walk to the museum through the south ramp open area.
Please contact the Museum Operations Manager, Michael Hurlburt at 302-677-3855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Events are subject to change.
A special thank you to the 436th Airlift Wing, Operations Support Squadron Booster Club, AMC Museum Education Outreach Club and the AMC Museum Foundation for supporting the AMC Museum’s efforts to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
Q & A
- Why May 4th when D-Day was June 6th?
- May 4th was the best time available for both That’s All, Brother and Dover Air Force Base.