“D-Day: Freedom from Above” will allow visitors to experience the invasion of Normandy through the eyes of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division paratroopers using “HistoPad,” a tablet with innovative software technology. HistoPad provides an immersive, interactive, augmented reality of the events surrounding D-Day by allowing visitors to manipulate a series of 3D virtual artifacts, view never-before-seen photos and extracts of exceptional archival films, interact with animated maps, and learn the incredible destinies of some of our nation’s heroes.

The roughly 1,500-square-foot exhibit is designed around Allied unit insignia and historic D-Day artifacts from the ASOM collection. The exhibit will feature 12 physical panels that guide visitors through the experience focusing on the D-Day missions of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated.



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Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Updated June 24, 2021