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D-Day: Freedom From Above

Crowds gather for the opening of the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above at the National Museum of the USAF on May 13, 2019. The augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Crowds gather for the opening of the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above at the National Museum of the USAF on May 13, 2019. The augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Visitors to the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton Ohio experience the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above which engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Visitors to the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton Ohio experience the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above which engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Visitors to the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton Ohio experience the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above which engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Visitors to the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton Ohio experience the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above which engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Visitors to the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton Ohio experience the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above which engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Visitors to the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton Ohio experience the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above which engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Bruno de sa Moreira, CEO and cofounder of Histovery shows a museum visitor the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above at the National Museum of the USAF. The exhibit engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Bruno de sa Moreira, CEO and cofounder of Histovery shows a museum visitor the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above at the National Museum of the USAF. The exhibit engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Cutting the ribbon for the opening of the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above at the National Museum of the USAF are (left to right) Gary Rezabek, National President 82nd Airborne Division Association, Lt. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, USAF Director of Staff, David Tillotson, National Museum of the USAF Director, Col. Susan Richardson, USAF (Ret.) AFMF Board of Trustees Chairman, Bruno de sa Moreira, CEO and cofounder Histovery, and Magali Mallet, Executive Director Airborne Museum Dainte-Mere-Eglise. In partnership with the France-based technology company Histovery, the Air Force Museum Foundation opened this exhibit on Monday May 13, 2019.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Cutting the ribbon for the opening of the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above at the National Museum of the USAF are (left to right) Gary Rezabek, National President 82nd Airborne Division Association, Lt. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, USAF Director of Staff, David Tillotson, National Museum of the USAF Director, Col. Susan Richardson, USAF (Ret.) AFMF Board of Trustees Chairman, Bruno de sa Moreira, CEO and cofounder Histovery, and Magali Mallet, Executive Director Airborne Museum Sainte-Mere-Eglise. In partnership with the France-based technology company Histovery, the Air Force Museum Foundation opened this exhibit on Monday May 13, 2019.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Crowds gather for the opening of the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above at the National Museum of the USAF on May 13, 2019. The augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

Crowds gather for the opening of the augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above at the National Museum of the USAF on May 13, 2019. The augmented reality exhibit D-Day: Freedom From Above engages visitors with a historically accurate journey back in time to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated on June 6, 1944 during WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the Air Force Museum Foundation will open a new, fully interactive augmented reality (AR) experience focusing on the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions and their missions during D-Day.

This limited-time exhibit utilizes tablets running the innovative technology "HistoPad", designed by the French company Histovery. The HistoPad is an interactive tablet which immerses the visitor in the history of Sainte-Mère-Église, France, during the Occupation and the summer of 1944. Through spectacular scientifically- and historically-validated 360° recreations, museum visitors will travel in time to understand the key moments of this decisive battle for the success of D-Day.

The roughly 3,500 square foot exhibit is designed around Allied unit insignia, the exhibit will feature twelve physical panels that guide visitors through the experience. The HistoPad allows the visitor to manipulate a series of 3D virtual relics, view unpublished photographs and extracts of exceptional archival films, interact with animated maps, and learn the incredible destinies of some of our nation’s D-Day heroes.

Brought to you by the Air Force Museum Foundation, this exhibit will be open from May 13 through the end of the year in Building 2. It will take approximately 40 minutes to tour the D-Day exhibit. Cost $5 per tablet. Tablets may be rented between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 





 

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