D-Day Freedom From Above exhibit opens at NMUSAF


1st of its kind in US display preceeds upcomng 75th anniversary

The new D-Day Freedom from Above exhibit can be found in the Modern Flight Gallery at the National Museum of the Untied States Air Force through the end of this year.

The new D-Day Freedom from Above exhibit can be found in the Modern Flight Gallery at the National Museum of the Untied States Air Force through the end of this year.


The state of the art augmented reality D-Day display lets visitors actually go back to 1944 via high definition tablets.


All images ©2019 Miami Valley Sunday News, All rights reserved


Model parachutes stream appear to drop into the D-Day display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Each string contains 16 parachutes, the same number of paratroops carried by each C-47.


In the World War II section of the museum, the building adjacent to the D-Day display, are actual aircraft, a C-47 and WACO glider, typical of the aircraft that transported troops over the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.


One portion of the augmented reality D-Day display touches on Troy, Ohio’s contribution to the D-Day operation. Gliders, manufactured by the WACO Aircraft Company, played a role in Operation Overlord.


The augmented reality D-Day, Freedom from Above exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force is spellbinding to guests of all ages.


The audience applauds as the ribbon is cut on Monday, opening the first-of-its-kind in the United States, augmented reality interactive museum display, D-Day Freedom From Above. The display will be in place through the end of 2019.


June 6, 1944 – D-Day. The long anticipated invasion of Europe begins.

Hundreds of thousands of allied troops, men from the United States, Great Britain, and other countries left England bound for the beaches of Normandy, France.

Leading the way for the seaborne invasion were many hundreds of men wearing parachutes, not to mention 80 pounds or more of weapons and equipment.

Douglas C-47 troop carriers and WACO gliders were charged with delivering these men behind the beaches at Normandy.

Their stories are being brought to life by a new state-of-the-art augmented reality exhibit inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

On Monday, museum officials were joined by representatives from the United States military, the Air Force Museum Foundation, the D-Day Museum in Normandy, and the D-Day Museum in England, along with numerous others to official open the new exhibit D-Day, Freedom From Above.

The official opening kicks off the museum’s tribute to the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

A parachute drop by a group of World War II reenactors was cancelled due to rain.

The new D-Day Freedom from Above exhibit can be found in the Modern Flight Gallery at the National Museum of the Untied States Air Force through the end of this year.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Dday1.jpgThe new D-Day Freedom from Above exhibit can be found in the Modern Flight Gallery at the National Museum of the Untied States Air Force through the end of this year.

The state of the art augmented reality D-Day display lets visitors actually go back to 1944 via high definition tablets.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Dday2.jpgThe state of the art augmented reality D-Day display lets visitors actually go back to 1944 via high definition tablets.

All images ©2019 Miami Valley Sunday News, All rights reserved
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Dday3.jpgAll images ©2019 Miami Valley Sunday News, All rights reserved

Model parachutes stream appear to drop into the D-Day display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Each string contains 16 parachutes, the same number of paratroops carried by each C-47.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Dday4.jpgModel parachutes stream appear to drop into the D-Day display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Each string contains 16 parachutes, the same number of paratroops carried by each C-47.

In the World War II section of the museum, the building adjacent to the D-Day display, are actual aircraft, a C-47 and WACO glider, typical of the aircraft that transported troops over the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Dday5.jpgIn the World War II section of the museum, the building adjacent to the D-Day display, are actual aircraft, a C-47 and WACO glider, typical of the aircraft that transported troops over the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

One portion of the augmented reality D-Day display touches on Troy, Ohio’s contribution to the D-Day operation. Gliders, manufactured by the WACO Aircraft Company, played a role in Operation Overlord.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Dday6.jpgOne portion of the augmented reality D-Day display touches on Troy, Ohio’s contribution to the D-Day operation. Gliders, manufactured by the WACO Aircraft Company, played a role in Operation Overlord.

The augmented reality D-Day, Freedom from Above exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force is spellbinding to guests of all ages.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Dday7.jpgThe augmented reality D-Day, Freedom from Above exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force is spellbinding to guests of all ages.

The audience applauds as the ribbon is cut on Monday, opening the first-of-its-kind in the United States, augmented reality interactive museum display, D-Day Freedom From Above. The display will be in place through the end of 2019.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2019/05/web1_Dday8.jpgThe audience applauds as the ribbon is cut on Monday, opening the first-of-its-kind in the United States, augmented reality interactive museum display, D-Day Freedom From Above. The display will be in place through the end of 2019.
1st of its kind in US display preceeds upcomng 75th anniversary