While the recent 70th Anniversary D-Day ceremonies occurred thousands of miles away, many of them had close ties to Oklahoma. Members of the Frederick based WWII Airborne Demonstration Team took part in historical jumps to commemorate the Allied invasion of Normandy, France 70 years ago. The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team joined forces with the European based Round Canopy Parachute Team, as well as many other teams from various nations, to jump five consecutive days on six original drop zones that were used by WWII paratroopers to spearhead the Allied invasion of France.
All of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team members trained at the team’s headquarters in Frederick, where they routinely conduct static line parachute jumps from a WWII era C-47 Skytrain. The mission of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team is to Honor, Remember and Serve WWII Veterans, and to teach the public about the “Greatest Generation”. The next event to be held at Frederick will be the Summer Jump School and Open Hangar Day on Sat, July 26. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.wwiiadt.org or contact Sharon Bennett at 580-305-2289.