A western New York warplane museum has added an interactive World War II-style briefing room to give visitors a sense of the on-the-ground preparations that went on before combat missions.
The National Warplane Museum in Geneseo in Livingston County opened the exhibit on Friday. Museum officials say reenactors from Rochester and Buffalo will run visitors through a historically accurate briefing before marching them out to the World War II military transport plane known as the “Whiskey 7” for a flight.
The Douglas C-47 dropped American paratroopers over Normandy, France, on D-Day and recreated its mission during the 70th- anniversary commemorations in 2014.
The National Warplane Museum has launched a fundraising campaign with hopes of raising $35,000 to continue to restore the plane.