Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Aviation Museum Kicks Off 2013 with Two Free Events


Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum will begin the 2013 summer season with two free events.

The museum has its most active schedule of events to date highlighted by visits from three classic World War II bombers and a P-51 Mustang.

The Free Historic Lecture Series will take place on June 4, 2013 at 7pm inside historic Hangar #1. Guest speaker Peter Fantacone of Mays Landing will recount his experience as a U.S. Navy sailor in Coast Guard Flotilla 4/10 during the invasion of Normandy at Omaha beach.

His presentation will give you great insight of the courage and honor possessed by the men who participated in the invasion.

On June 8, the museum will hold a free community open house as part of the Runway 5k & Fun Walk activities. Guests are invited to come see all the new exhibits and renovations at the museum and cheer on the runners.

There will be no admission charge from 9 a.m. - 12 noon on June 8.

 Recruits from USCG Training Center Cape May will be taking part in the run; Cape May Brewing Company will provide samples to participants (21 & older) and there will be a DJ playing music.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located in Historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. Cape May Airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center.

The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.

For more information, contact Bruce Fournier at (609) 886-8787 by email at bruce-nasw@comcast.net or visit the Hangar’s website www.usnasw.org

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