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DARING WW2 RESCUE MISSION HONORED
CAF AIRBASE ARIZONA, Mesa -- One of the largest and most daring rescue missions in military history, Operation Halyard will be honored Wednesday, November 30 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Airbase Arizona Flying Museum with events that include opening ceremony with honors, expert speaker presentations, living history flights in an aircraft that participated in the operation and exhibit detailing the operation.
The tentative schedule will be as follows:
9 a.m. -- Opening ceremonies
9:30 a.m. -- First living history flight (sold out)
10 a.m. -- Cultural presentation: Youth Dance Group from St. Nikolas Church
10:15 a.m. -- Speaker presentation in mission briefing room
10:30 a.m. -- Second living history flight
11:30 a.m. -- Third living history flight
12 noon -- Cultural presentation: Youth Dance Group from St. Nikolas Church
12:15 p.m. -- Speaker presentation in mission briefing room
Floor exhibit in main museum open all day. Prepurchase of living history flight required via online reservation www.azcaf.org. For information on aircraft flight only contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All events are included with regular admission except living history flights which must be purchased in advance online. The museum is located at 2017 N. Greenfield Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215 phone 480-924-1940.
This event is produced with the Operation Halyard Foundation, a non-profit located in the U.S. and Serbia, dedicated to preserving the history of the mission and honoring the Serbian families who assisted the U.S. with the 1944 operation -- at great risk to their own lives at the hands of occupying Nazi forces.