Dover Air Force Base announces D-Day anniversary event and return of ‘Thunder over Dover’

DOVER — Dover Air Force Base will pay tribute to a landmark D-Day anniversary and will also honor today’s Air Force as it welcomes the public for a pair of free separate and significant events this year. First, a commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, hosted by the 436th Airlift Wing and the Air […]

AMC Museum’s Festival of Flight gives wings to history

  PHOTOS: Special to the Delaware State News/Doug Curran DOVER — Vehicles continued arriving steadily at mid-afternoon, carrying passengers of all ages, various nationalities and professional backgrounds. The Air Mobility Command Museum was open for all to enjoy its 30th anniversary Festival of Flight celebration on Saturday. While an estimated 3,000 visitors experienced living history […]

AMC Museum celebrates 30th anniversary with Festival of Flight

DOVER — Celebrate the Air Mobility Command Museum’s 30th anniversary at the three-day Festival of Flight. The weekend event starts Friday, Sept. 23, with an exclusive party and raffle. Each $100 ticket holder has a chance to win one of many unique prizes. The festival continues on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25, with the museum’s […]

AMC Museum will host 30th anniversary festival

DOVER – Tickets for a raffle and reception for the Air Mobility Command’s 30th anniversary celebration are now on sale. The party will start at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, on the eve of the two-day Festival of Flight. More than a dozen rides in vintage military aircraft are among the prizes that will drawn […]

SLIDESHOW: Wings-N-Wheels Car Show

The Wings-N-Wheels Car Show hosted by the Del Rods Car Club of Dover returned to the Air Mobility Command Museum on Dover Air Force Base Saturday for a day of cars and planes. (Delaware State News photos/Marc Clery)

Blue skies, festival for AMC Museum’s 30th year

The AMC Museum will kick off the 30th anniversary celebration Friday, Sept. 23, with an exclusive party. Ticket holders will have a chance to win unique flight and museum experiences. Proceeds will benefit the AMC Museum Foundation. The Festival of Flight’s two big days for the public will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25.

AMC Museum plans Saturday tribute to WWII Air Transport Command

DOVER — On Saturday, the Air Mobility Command Museum will pay homage to the members of World War II’s Air Transport Command — the ancestor to the current Air Mobility Command at Dover Air Force Base. As most WWII veterans have aged into their 90s, the display’s debut also will serve as a final reunion […]

World War II veterans gather to remember at AMC Museum

DOVER — Staff Sgt. Troy Stule said it was an honor being in the presence of World War II veterans Don Clark, Ray Pegram and George Shekel. “It’s wonderful,” Sgt. Stule said. “My grandfather was a World War II veteran and I grew up sitting at his knee talking to him. “In high school I […]

D-Day paratrooper visits AMC Museum for look at C-47 that flew him to France

DOVER — Dover’s Air Mobility Command Museum welcomed a special visitor Thursday: Joe Morettini, a paratrooper who flew in a C-47 transport and jumped into Normandy, France, on D-Day.
That plane now is on display in the museum.
Mr. Morettini, an Erie, Pa., native, and 18 fellow paratroopers in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, jumped from this plane into France on June 6, 1944.

Paratrooper returns to the seat of his D-Day plane

George Shenkle, 71 years later, found himself in the third seat of the C-47 Turf and Sport Special, flanked by fellow paratroopers once again. This time, they were reenactors with him on the very same plane that carried him into France on June 6, 1944 — D-Day.