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Story credit: Commemorative Air Force

May 1, 2020, WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Arsenal of Democracy (AOD), in conjunction with the WWII 75th Commemoration Committee, has released a trailer for its Victory in Europe (V-E) Day online video tribute, VICTORY IN EUROPE – VE DAY 75 YEARS LATER.

This video tribute is being written and produced by award-winning broadcast journalist David Hartman and renowned aviation production expert Scott Guyette, of Sleeping Dog Productions. The video will include interviews with WWII heroes Charles McGee, Bud Anderson, the late Bob Hoover, the late Dick Cole, “Rosie the Riveter” Connie Palacioz and many more. Additionally, a special tribute will be paid to the late Jimmy Doolittle. The video will also include historical battle footage and current day footage of aircraft involved in WWII European theater battles, provided courtesy of EAA Warbirds of America’s “Warbirds in Review”. This special production is being made possible, in part, by the support and participation of the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial.

VICTORY IN EUROPE – VE DAY 75 YEARS LATER will be broadcast on May 8, 2020, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET, when the Arsenal of Democracy Victory Commemoration WWII Flyover was originally scheduled to begin its aerial tribute over the National Mall. The video tribute will air on the AOD website and Facebook page, and on the 75th WWII Commemoration website. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will also be streaming the video tribute on defense.gov; overseas on AFN broadcast; and on the DOD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information about the Arsenal of Democracy events, please visit www.ww2flyover.org.

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