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Parachute Demonstration Jump Team Commemorates D-Day at MAAM

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The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Returns this coming weekend to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War Two Weekend: A Gathering of Warbirds. (Photo: courtesy)

READING, PA — Considered to be the premier WWII living history team within the round canopy parachute community, members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team will perform all three days at the MAAM WWII air show, June 4, 5, and 6. The team’s experienced parachutists—each with a minimum of 35 round canopy, static line jumps to their name—will execute a simulated combat jump from the C-46 Commando, Tinker Belle in front of the audience to commemorate the Allied Assault into Normandy on June 6th, 1944.

Tinker Belle is one of only five remaining airworthy C-46s flying in the world today.

Team members will be dressed in WWII correct uniforms carrying the same equipment as during the D-Day invasion. The team considers no detail is too small to pay homage to our “Greatest Generation.”

The team will also host a static display of equipment, will perform on the ground demonstrations and will share “living history” examples to all visitors to the air show for the weekend. The team encourages parents to bring by their youth who may want to learn more about the mindset, values, and character of America’s WWII Airborne.

The jump on Friday will be scheduled between 1400-1500. The jump on Saturday and Sunday is scheduled between 1200-1300 Join the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team as it performs for the crowd and meet its members who will bring you back to America’s Airborne history of over 75 years ago.

Information about admission to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s World War Two Weekend: A Gathering of Warbirds can be found at: http://www.maam.org/wwii/ww2_sched.htm

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The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation is 501(c)(3) is dedicated to a core mission: to remember, honor, and serve Americas WWII Veterans and those who followed in their footsteps. The team’s goal is to keep the stories of America’s WWII Veterans alive to inspire a new generation. The team reaches out to the public through participation in veterans’ events, educational forums, airshows, by publishing content, and through one-to-one veteran outreach. As a non-profit organization, all members are volunteers, and the team maintains no paid services. The team sustains itself through member contributions, public donations and through its WWII experience jump school known as The Parachute School.

More information can be found at www.wwiiadt.org and on Facebook, search WWII Airborne Demonstration Team.


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