Silent Wings Glider Museum--D-Day Commemoration

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  1. coastdef

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    The Silent Wings Glider Museum (www.silentwingsmuseum.com), located at the Lubbock, TX International Airport, will commemorate the 64th Anniversary of D-Day with two days of events June 6-7, 2008. History will come alive as the Museum welcomes the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team and the U.S. 1st Infantry Division living history group.


    Friday, June 6, 2008

    Free Admission all day! Museum hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    In remembrance of June 6, 1944, Silent Wings Museum will present the documentary D-Day Remembered every hour on the hour beginning at 10 a.m.

    Children’s and family activities will be featured in the Hangar Gallery all day.


    Saturday, June 7, 2008

    Free Admission all day! Museum hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Experimental Aircraft Association Breakfast: 8 a.m.

    Dedication of the C-47 on static display on museum grounds: 1 p.m.

    * Master of Ceremonies: Douglas Flynn, National Chairman, National WWII Glider Pilots Association

    * Guest Speaker: Lt. General Wm. Edgar Murphy, U.S. Army (Retired)

    Interactive Demonstrations by the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team: All day.

    Interactive Demonstrations by the U.S. 1st Infantry Division living history group: All day.

    Flights by the Airborne Demonstration Team: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. Fly on “Boogie Baby” with the Airborne Team! The C-47 named “Boogie Baby” is painted in D-Day colors and remains in its original parachute configuration, maintaining its separate radio and navigator compartments, as well as its parachute bench seating. Seats will be available to the general public for a donation. Seating is limited and pre-Registration is available.
     
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    Here are a few pictures from the event.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/coastdef/Silent Wings ADT Event/IMG_0962.jpg
    WWII ADT C-47 "Boogie Baby" and CPT Mark Cook's 1942 Willys Jeep in the ramp outside the museum.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/coastdef/Silent Wings ADT Event/IMG_0961.jpg
    Mark Cook gearing up for "Airborne Experience" flight.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/coastdef/Silent Wings ADT Event/IMG_0964.jpg
    ADT Commander George Hicks interacting with the public.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/coastdef/Silent Wings ADT Event/IMG_0968.jpg
    ADT 1SGT Richard Wolf visiting with veterans and family.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/coastdef/Silent Wings ADT Event/IMG_0972.jpg
    Mark Cook and Gordon Stewart interpreting displays for visitors.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/coastdef/Silent Wings ADT Event/IMG_0977.jpg
    Jay Elliott visiting with museum guests.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/coastdef/Silent Wings ADT Event/IMG_0981.jpg
    ADT Legacy Member and glider veteran Ray Nagell in the CG-4A Waco glider at the Silent Wings Museum.

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w90/coastdef/Silent Wings ADT Event/IMG_0993.jpg
    We liked Lubbock, TX so much we brought some of it back with us on Boogie Baby! High winds in the area had stirred up extensive dust storms, leaving Boogie a bit on the dirty side! Washing her up will be a good project for jump school!

    I personally would like to thank the Silent Wings Museum for their great cooperation on this event.

    There were also a couple of nice stories in the local newspaper on veteran Ray Nagell:

    WWII veteran recalls close call that may have saved his life | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

    Viral D-Day

    Regards,

    Andy
     
  3. Njaco

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    Looks like you have a real nice museum there! great pics. Like the one with the Dakota and the jeep.
     
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    yes,the glider pilot regt is an often overrlooked regt in ww2.wonderful regt,starling.
     
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