On Saturday June 6, the Museum will commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, when the largest invasion force in military history stormed ashore on the beaches of France and began the drive to Germany that would result in the end of World War II in Europe 11 months later. The DFW G.I. Joe Collectors Club will augment the Museum’s World War II Gallery exhibits with special displays depicting the ground war in Europe during those 11 months. Also scheduled to be on display is a beautifully-restored example of the seldom-seen Stinson L-5 “Sentinel,” courtesy of Museum supporters Gordon and Taylor Stevenson. This single-engine utility aircraft figured prominently in support of ground troops following D-Day once the invasion forces established positions inland. The L-5’s ability to get in and out of short airstrips near battlefields made it highly useful for artillery spotting, medical evacuation, VIP transport, aerial photography, and many other tasks.
D-Day program and free admission for World War II veterans generously supported with gifts from UPS and Margot and Ross Perot.