It was in the crucible at Columbus that by February 5, 1917, we witnessed the result of the evolution of the airplane which gave birth to American Air Power – that same mighty force without which D-Day would surely have failed.  Because it did not fail, today we memorialize that final turning point; the event which resulted in a victory that saved the free world from certain enslavement by the Axis powers.  This is that Memorial service; celebrated today in Great Britain, at the place from which “Operation Overlord,” the greatest seaborne invasion force ever seen, was successfully launched.

This production was videographed today by the BBC at Portsmouth, GB

You can see it in full screen by simply clicking on the full-screen button at the lower right.

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