Operation Varsity – 75th Anniversary – Hangar Talk

Event Date: Saturday, 28 March 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Location: Air Mobility Command Museum
Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

Join us as we commemorate the largest single day airborne operation in history as we present the Operation Varsity Hangar Talk. Museum volunteers will discuss the operation, detailing the preparation, execution, and results of one of the most daring daylight raids in military history.

75 years ago, the closing chapter of World War II in Europe was being written. Out of the ashes of the Battle of the Bulge came the resurgence of the Allied advance on Germany with the end of the war close at hand. However the most formidable obstacle still lay ahead: The Rhine River. On March 24th, 1945, in conjunction with an amphibious assault, Operation Varsity was launched with elements of the US 17th Airborne Division and the British 6th Airborne Division dropping behind enemy lines to secure a foothold across the river.

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.

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