Wednesday, May 3, 2017
D-DAY PLUS 73
D-DAY plus 73
presented by Rolling Thunder and USS LST393
Living History Displays
June 2-3, 2017
Schedule subject to change
Friday, June 2
2:00 pm Setup camps
7:00 pm Swing Dance on Deck featuring Reeths Puffer Jazz Band
Saturday, June 3
8:00 am Breakfast
Free public admission to USS LST 393
Reenactor manned ship stations
Mock air raid with the Hooligan Flight Team
Movie on desk
The USS LST 393 is one of the last surviving Landing Ship Tanks out of the 1,051 built during World War II. D-Day plus 73 will commemorate the ship’s participation in the Normandy invasion.
All Allied and Axis units are invited to setup camp on the museum lawn or display inside the ship. There are several interactive opportunities for re-enactors; the Bridge, Battery Room, Machine Shop, Damage Control Room, Engine Room, Stern Rudder Room (good size area for presentation), Galley, Galley Stores, Ward Room, Radio Room, Chart Room, Tank Deck and Medical.
Onboard crew quarters sleeping berths are very limited. Reservations taken on a first come basis. Plan on camping on museum lawn. Shower (original working equipment). Bring your own towel.
Saturday breakfast and dinner provided. Downtown Muskegon, across the main street from the LST, has plenty of restaurants, pubs and shops. The bar on the Port City Princess cruise boat, docked next to the LST, may be open Saturday.
Vendor space is still available. Contact organizers for more information.
Click the "Register Now" link above to register. Registration ends June 1.
LST website http://www.lst393.org/
Muskegon D-Day facebook https://www.
Visitor’s Bureau http://www.visitmuskegon.org/
USS Silversides website http://silversidesmuseum.org