WWII warbirds rumble over National Mall Friday
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WWII warbirds rumble over National Mall Friday

Around noon on Friday, World War II aircraft flew over the region in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, also known as V-E Day. Check out pictures and video from the historic event.

  • UPDATE: WarBirds may be grounded Saturday for Family Day fly-over

    People heading out to the Udvar Hazy Family Day at the Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport may be disappointed.
     
    About 25 World War Two war planes were scheduled to fly to the event Saturday, but cloudy weather is making it tough for the old warbirds to fly in. 
     
    Organizers hope that at least 7 or 8 of the planes will still be able to make it off the ground -- in time to make it to the Uber Hazy center before the event ends at 2:15
  • Fly-In to Victory Day Saturday, May 9
    For those who’d like to see the historic and well-preserved warbirds up close, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is hosting a Fly-In to Victory Day on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Inside, visitors can speak to the planes’ pilots, see performances by the United States Air Force Band and World War II re-enactors and participate in hands-on activities for kids and teens.




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