D-Day Squadron Documentary Premiere at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The D-Day Squadron's airplanes getting ready to perform the Missing Man formation
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The Air Force Museum Foundation Living History Series invites you to the film premiere of “Into Flight Once More” on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. You will be one of the first to visit the WWII Traveling Memorial at the Museum and enjoy a VIP reception with our filmmakers, WWII veterans, and D-Day Squadron aircraft owners and crew members — who will give a presentation after the film.

The film, narrated by Gary Sinise, brings the history of June 6, 1944, to the present through the lens of one squadron and their epic recreation journey across the North Atlantic to Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Along the trip you meet some of the last remaining D-Day veterans and younger generations of men and women who have re-charted their path to honor their sacrifice and thank them for their service. At each stop on the journey from the United States to France the veterans reconnect with the planes that flew, provisioned, rescued, supported and meant so much to them during wartime. These honorable WWII men and women veterans reveal never before heard information as seeing these planes sparks memories held deep inside.

The journey will take you across the United States, and on to Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, England, and finally to France. You will learn the history and significance of these locations during wartime and the challenges that the crews faced in their mission to complete the journey. Directed by Adrienne Hall, and presented in partnership with D-Day Squadron and the DC-3 Society. For more information on the film visit intoflightoncemore.com.

5:30 p.m. – VIP Reception: Mingle with filmmakers, WWII veterans, and aircraft owners and crew members in the WWII Gallery (includes film premiere and presentation) – Tickets $100

7:00 p.m. – Film Premiere and Presentation: “Into Flight Once More,” premiere with an introduction by filmmakers including a special message from actor Gary Sinise. Presentation following will include filmmakers, veterans, and aircraft owners and crew members – Tickets $20

Tickets for this event are available online at afmuseum.com/livinghistory.

Plans are in place to have several DC-3s, possibly those featured in the film, scheduled to land at the Museum Friday, June 3rd, and be on static display Saturday, June 4th and Sunday, June 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for public viewing – weather dependent. Visit the website above and follow this Facebook page: facebook.com/AirForceMuseumFoundation for up-to-date details.

NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact Air Force Museum Events at 937.751.1550 or visit www.afmuseum.com/livinghistory or email events@afmuseum.com.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For event questions, contact Mary Bruggeman, Director, Events, 937.751.1551, mbruggeman@afmuseum.com or Cheryl Prichard, Acting Director, Marketing and Communication, cprichard@afmuseum.com. For movie questions, contact Meg Ryan, Sound Off Films, meg@soundoff.co.

Don’t forget, you can sign up to host your own screening here: https://bit.ly/IFOMScreening

Interviews with squadron members are available. For D-Day Squadron media interest, please contact: Lyndse Costabile at lyndse@ddaysquadron.org or 904-404-9192.

Follow the D-Day Squadron flyovers, events and other missions on Facebook, and Instagram. Subscribe to their YouTube Channel for the latest video productions.

The magnificent formation flight down the Normandy beaches on June 6th, 2019. (Screen Capture of Into Flight Once More – via D-Day Squadron)

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About the Air Force Museum Foundation

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About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit nationalmuseum.af.mil.

About the DC-3 Society & D-Day Squadron

The DC-3 Society is a program of the D-Day Squadron with the purpose to promote DC-3 type aircraft airworthiness, serve members and promote static and flying displays for future generations. The North American DC-3 Society was born to organize the collective efforts of enthusiasts, pilots, mechanics, and operators. It actively educates and involves the next generation in “flying freedom” and celebrates everything the DC-3 has accomplished in war and peace.

The D-Day Squadron is part of the Tunison Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In June 2019, the D-Day Squadron led an American fleet of 15 historic, restored C-47 World War II military aircraft to take part in a flyover of more than 30 international aircraft to drop over 200 paratroopers over the original 1944 drop zones in Normandy commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The event honored the citizen-soldiers of the War, whose bravery led the Allies to the liberation of France, and then to an end of the devastating War in Europe. The Squadron’s education program takes the compelling story of the citizen-soldier to audiences at airshows and events off the flight line to honor these brave Americans and ensure their memory and significance is appreciated for generations to come. The group’s efforts are funded through the generous tax-deductible contribution of their supporters. Learn more at DDaySquadron.org.

Three Douglas transport aircraft from the D-Day Squadron form up near Dover, England. (photo by Rich Cooper/COAP)


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