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Step Back Into History At Open Hangar Day In Frederick

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The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team’s Summer 2014 Open Hangar Day and Fly-In is set for Saturday, July 26th at the at the historic Frederick Army Airfield section of the Frederick Regional Airport, southeast of Frederick, OK from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team extends a special invitation to all veterans of World War II to attend.

During Open Hangar Day military displays and memorabilia will be presented by the members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team, the US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum from Fort Sill, and the Tulsa Living History Association. Historic military vehicles will also be on display. The public will also have the chance to meet and thank WWII Veterans in attendance. Veterans will be honored that afternoon at the wing pinning ceremony for the jump school students.

The Open Hangar Day and Fly-In concludes the teams Summer Jump school, which includes students from all over the United States. The Jump phase should begin on the afternoon of July 24nd for the students, and team members will be jumping throughout the entire week.

The WWII Airborne Demonstration team was involved in many of the commemorative events in Normandy France for the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Allied invasion. Most of these jumpers will be returning to Frederick to receive refresher training, and to prepare for the Team’s trip to Southern France to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of “Operation Dragoon” in August, and then to Holland in September for the commemoration of “Operation Market Garden”. The Team plans to mark the 70th Anniversary of the many jumps during Open Hangar Day, and during the wing pinning ceremony.

Please visit the Team’s website at www.wwiiadt.org for more detailed information, and a schedule of events for Open Hangar Day.

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