Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

Arsenal of Democracy Flyover On Friday, September 25th, 2020, join us to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day). Arsenal for Democracy is a 501(c)(3) organization established under the sponsorship of the Commemorative Air Force.

Tax ID 74-1484491.

Tax ID 74-1484491.

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1400 K St NW, Ste 801
Washington D.C., DC

National Mall

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Flyover Formations Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover LINEUP OF WARBIRD FORMATIONS Trainer Formation “Pass in Review” with Boeing Stearmans, Piper L-Birds, North America T-6s/SNJs, and Cessna/Beech Twin Bomber Trainers Pearl Harbor/Flying Tigers with Curtis P-40 Warhawks Doolittle Raid with North American B-25 Mitchells Guadalcanal Campaign with Bell P-39 Aerocobras and P-63 Kingcobras Battle of Midway with Consolidated PBY Catalinas, Grumman F4F/FM-2 Wildcats and Douglas SBD Dauntless Yamamoto Shootdown with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings Ploesti Raid with Consolidated B-24 Liberators Fighter Es**rt for the Combined Bomber Offensive with North American P-51 Mustangs Big Week with Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses D-Day with Douglas C-47/R4D Skytrain and B-26/A-26s Marianas Turkey Shoot, Battle of Leyte Gulf with Grumman TBM Avengers, Grumman F6F Wildcat, Grumman F8F Bearcats and Curtis SB2C Helldiver Battle of the Bulge with Republic P-47 Thunderbolts Iwo Jima with Vought FG-1D Corsairs Final Air Offensive to Defeat Japan with Boeing B-29 Superfortress Missing Man Formation to “Taps” with a TBM Avenger leading a mix of Fighter Aircraft


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Arsenal of Democracy Flyover

To honor the heroes who fought in World War II and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled will fly above the skies of Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 25th, 2020 - the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day - as part of the Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

The flyover will include dozens of World War II aircraft flying in 24 historically sequenced warbird formations overhead. The formations will represent the War’s major battles, from Battle of Britain through the final air assault on Japan, and concluding with a missing man formation. Never before has such a collection of WWII aircraft been assembled at one location, to honor the large assemblage of veterans gathered at the National WWII Memorial for a ceremony.


I have had the great privilege to work with these organizations( Liberty Foundation) doing living history events of wwll. Was looking forward to today as did I enjoy my view from the base of the Washington monument five years ago. The last time I saw civilian aircraft in the skies of our nation s capital was just before 9-11 from the left seat of the police helicopter I was assigned to. Thank you to ALL of you dedicated professionals whom put the great AMERICAN effort into this as did those whom did the same 75+ years ago. We will see this again because you all will make it happen. Thanks and KEEP EM FLYIN!
How long are the planes in the area? Can they be seen on the ground while here?
Thanks anyway but u gave me a fun moment. My father and his 4 brothers fought in WWII, my godfather Nick was awarded an air medal for combat action as a PBY radio operator. Being raised by those men in the aftermath of WWII, I've just naturally developed n interest in all aspects of WW II.------I had not gotten advance notice of the flyover! So imagine my surprise on Thursday around 10 am, when my house in the Virginia countryside was engulfed with the unmistakable sound of high performance rotary aviation engines, which did not fade away. I rushed outside and the sky was filled with 9 to 12 WWII aircraft! Well, I thought I had lost it for a moment, time to call the loony bin and find a nice room. Finally, I put 2 and 2 together and having remembered a previous flyover, did a google search and found this cite. So many thanks ! I am using your research tools to try to specifically identify the planes that were forming up over Western Loudoun County so the fun continues.
Are we still a go for take off at 10am?!?!
"FiFi" returning from a practice run on Thursday...
How’s it looking for today?
Good Morning! Please share, when could we expect to receive an update for today’s event? Thank you.
Update please?
We pray for clear sky
"Doc" returning to the field after a practice run on Friday...
A definite want to see. Postponed until Saturday
Watch Arsenal of Democracy #WW2Flyover Live stream online Visit web: Well, we tried, but we never got the weather visibility we needed for the #ww2flyover so today’s flight is off. The weather was supposed to clear in time but it never cooperated with us so we will try again tomorrow at 11:30am EDT. Stay tuned for announcements in the morning. When we know, you’ll know! Keep your fingers crossed. 🤞