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One of Lubbock's great museums is the Silent Wings Museum. It's a museum that is probably not visited or appreciated as much as it should be. Part of the reason might be it's location out close to the airport. But the Silent Wings Museum is a treasure for Lubbock and the South Plains and should be appreciated by everyone.

Coming up in June is the 77th anniversary of D-Day and on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Silent Wings Museum will commemorate the anniversary of that history day.

The Silent Wings Museum is inviting the South Plains community the free, family-friendly event that will honor the sacrifices made by Allied forces during the storming of Normandy. More than 500 gliders were deployed into Normandy beginning June 6th and into June 7th.

There will be activities throughout the weekend including displays of WWII aircraft and vehicles. There will also be educational entertainment and children's activities. According to the press release from the Silent Wings Museum, the following will be on display as weather permits.

Join our Curator for a fast-paced gallery tour featuring unique artifacts related to the important role of military cargo gliders in the Normandy Invasion and US Army Air Forces history. Curatorial tours are scheduled for 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday.


Displays will include:

  • C-47 “That’s All, Brother” from the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force
  • UC-78 Bobcat from the National WASP WWII Museum
  • AT-19, PT-26, T-34, T-6 and a BT-13 from the Texas Air Museum
  • BT-13 and T-6 from Blue Sky Airfield
  • Historic Jeeps provided by Ricky’s Auto Repair
  • The 325th Glider Infantry Regiment

For more information about the Silent Wings Museum, call 806-775-3049. The Silent Wings Museum is located at 6202 N. I-27 (Exit 9).

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