AF Museum Foundation D-Day Films

Air Force Museum Foundation to Host D-Day Films

along with Exhibit Opening on May 13

DAYTON, Ohio, April 29, 2019 – In conjunction with the opening of the new 3,500 sq. ft. interactive augmented reality exhibit titled “D-Day: Freedom from Above,” the Air Force Museum Foundation will be showing D-Day-related films to begin the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Monday, May 13. All events take place at the National Museum of the U.S. Air ForceTM.

  • 9:00 a.m. - Exhibit Ribbon Cutting

  • Location: Center of Building 2

  • Cost: $5/pad rental

  • Pad rental is free for first 50 attendees

  • 12:00 p.m. - “D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D” movie

  • Location: Air Force Museum Theatre

  • This showing will be introduced by Airborne Heritage Platoon paratroopers

  • Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors (60+), $6 Children (3-12), 10% off for Foundation Members

  • 4:00 p.m. - “D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D” movie

  • Location: Air Force Museum Theatre

  • Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors (60+), $6 Children (3-12), 10% off for Foundation Members

  • 6:30 p.m. – “Secret Spitfires” U.S. Premiere

  • Guest speaker: Ethem Cetintas, filmmaker

  • Location: Air Force Museum Theatre

  • Tickets: $12 for general admission, $10 for Foundation Members and military

“This amazing exhibit will emphasize the critical impact of air power and airborne tactics which played a pivotal role in the invasion and forever changed history” stated Michael Imhoff, Executive Director, Air Force Museum Foundation. He continued, “Leveraging an Augmented Reality experience, this exhibit will enable to visitor to truly understand what those brave men went through. For it is our duty to honor the greatest generation, by inspiring the rising generation…so that we may never forget. Add in the films and other events scheduled for the 13th and it’s a day you won’t want to miss.”

According to David Tillotson III, Director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, “This exhibit enhances the Museum’s educational and connective capabilities in ways we haven’t been able to historically provide. It is truly game changing technology that opens many amazing opportunities to educate and engage students on D-Day and the Greatest Generation, as well as potential future applications of this technology throughout the entire museum.”

Beginning May 13 and continuing through the end of the year, HistoPad tablets will be available for exhibit visitors to rent through the Air Force Museum Foundation for only $5 each. Visitors should allow about 40 minutes to tour the entire D-Day exhibit, but can also adapt to their own pace by selecting content that is most relevant to them.

For additional information on D-Day events and exhibits, including complete schedule information, visit

About the Air Force Museum Foundation

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., established in 1960, raises funds and awareness to support the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force mission. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit

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 360 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

About Histovery

Based in Paris, France, Histovery provides museums and monuments with the HistoPad, a new interactive experience to enhance enjoyment of historical and cultural visits.

Dedicated to intuitively guiding all visitors, HistoPad tablets provide immersive time travelling, entertaining interactivity and stunning 3D scientific reconstructions.

HistoPad Augmented Visits, available in several major World Heritage sites, enable visitors from all over the world, of all ages and abilities, to make the most of their journey into culture and knowledge. For more information, visit

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