New World War II Combat Gliders Exhibit in the Works

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With the help of Museum docent Fred Miller, the exhibits team has begun the work of creating a new exhibit detailing the role of Combat Gliders during World War II. The exhibit will feature a large scale model of a C-47 towing an Aeronca CG-4A troop transport above a supporting kiosk sporting a description of the heroic efforts of the pilots, the specifications of the gliders themselves and their operational theaters, and the story of one San Diegan who piloted the CG-4A on several missions, which was considered extraordinary. Combat gliders were used in multiple theaters and offensives in World War II, and probably most famously on June 6, 1944, during the allied D-Day invasion of Normandy.

The Museum expects to complete the exhibit in the World War II Gallery within the next 60 days.

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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