Whiskey 7, the National Warplane Museum’s D-Day veteran, is headed to Dallas, Texas, for the Air Power Sky Ball, an American Airlines sponsored event to raise awareness and funds that support military service members and their families. The warbird is expected to arrive in Dallas tonight.
The trip continues Whiskey 7’s efforts to honor and recognize veterans.
More than 1,400 volunteers from American Airlines and US Airways organize Sky Ball, which is in its 12th year. In partnership with Snowball Express, American Airlines is able to bring nearly 2,000 children and spouses of fallen veterans to Dallas each December for four days of activities.
Austin Wadsworth, president of the National Warplane Museum said “The National Warplane Museum of Geneseo is proud and honored to join in these efforts to bring support to our veterans, both past and present and to educate and inspire our future generations to carry on the legacy of our nation.”
On Friday, the plane will be on display at the DFW Aviation Expo, in which 2,000 middle and high school students are expected to attend.
In June, Whiskey 7 participated in 70th anniversary commemoration activities in Normandy, which included paratroop jumps by members of the Liberty Jump Team over original D-Day drop zone. The activities were part of a month-long European tour as part of the Museum’s “Return to Normandy” mission.