The Burlington Historical Society in collaboration with the Heritage Flight Museum are co-hosting, “Wings Over the Skagit – Skagit Regional (Bay View) Airport’s Role in WWII”.
The event commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II in June 1945. The public event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, at the Heritage Flight Museum, 15043 Crosswind Drive, Skagit Regional Airport, also known as, the Bay View Airport. The Heritage Flight Museum is located off Hwy 20 and Higgins Airport Road in the blue warehouse building at the end of Crosswinds Drive.
This special evening will begin with a tour of vintage aircraft from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a history program from 7 to 8 p.m. The program will discuss Burlington-Bay View’s local airport’s strategic role during WWII along with several other coastal airports in Washington state.
The guest speaker will be Whidbey Island resident Will Stein, a retired Army pilot and military aviation historian. WWII veterans and their families are invited to share memories of Bay View during the war. Refreshments will be provided by the Creekside Continuing Care Center. Admission is $5 per person and includes the tour and the evening program.
For more information and to get on the BHS email list to be notified about future events, contact Phil Gilbert at (360) 391-3271, or email:firstname.lastname@example.org. All ages are welcome.