To honor the heroes who fought in the War 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 flew above the skies of Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 8, 2015, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. The flyover included dozens of World War II aircraft flying overhead in 15 historically sequenced warbird formations. The formations represented the War’s major battles, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan, and concluding with a missing man formation to ‘Taps’. Never before has such a collection of WWII aircraft been assembled at one location, to honor the large assemblage of veterans gathered at the WWII Memorial for a ceremony.
FlyBoyz is honored to present here a video of that eventful ceremony and flyover.