D-Day flyover remembrance begins at noon June 6
June 5, 2014
NEW — 4:35 p.m. June 5, 2014
The community is invited to gather June 6 to remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
Community members and World War II veterans will come to watch a rare “Diamond Four” formation of World War II P-51 Mustangs fly over Veterans’ Memorial Field.
Refreshments will be provided in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.
The event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. The planes are expected to fly over Issaquah at 12:40 p.m., although the exact time depends on air traffic control.
The Issaquah Singers will also perform at the event.
The four-plane formation of vintage planes will fly over Issaquah and more than 30 other cities.
Nicknamed “their little friend” by Allied bomber crews in World War II, the P-51 Mustang emerged in 1942 as the fast, high-altitude fighter to escort bombers deep into enemy territory and turn the tide of losses sustained during long-range missions.