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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

75th Anniversary of D-Day; November 11th - 4:00 pm-6:00pm FREE Zoom presentation; please join us for this special event


Franky Ortega is a local educator, The Museum SFV board member, and parachutist with the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team will relive his amazing experience in June 2019. The team is based in an original Army Air Force hangar in Frederick, Oklahoma and owns a C-47 and C-49. RSVP HERE.

On November 11th, in a salute to all veterans and especially to those that fought bravely in World War II, Franky Ortega will present his experience in participating in the 75th Anniversary of D-Day flying across the English Channel in the lead aircraft of the greatest armada of vintage aircraft since WWII. 

The presentation will center on preparations leading up to the Normandy jumps and will speak of the mission to honor, remember, and serve the memories of both past and current members of the armed forces as well as experience in being a part of the WWII ADT; from packing a parachute, doing a night jump, and working with the motor pool by learning how to drive a 1943 Dodge Ambulance truck among other vehicles.

The images and videos are amazing and will bring tears to your eyes in reliving this historic event.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm presentation; then Q&A which may run until 6:00 pm

FREE event*   

(*suggested $10/person donation to support quality Museum SFV programming)        

PLEASE RSVP for Free via Eventbrite.

For more information, please call 818-347-9665 or email at and let us know how many will be attending the online presentation.

Thank you.

11-7-20 History of Birmingham General Hospital; World War II and the SFV; Noon -2:00pm - Free Zoom Presentation; The Museum SFV

Please join The Museum and salute veterans from various conflicts, especially World War II this Saturday, November 7th on a Zoom presentation.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Free event*

(suggested donation appreciated to support The Museum SFV events, exhibits and programs).

Franky Ortega, History teacher, a National Board-Certified Teacher at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, returns as the presenter. 

What was the valley like during WWII? 

He will discuss the history of Birmingham General Hospital, (with updated content), history of veterans in the San Fernando Valley. Several valley landmarks with historical perspective on WWII will be covered such as Lake Balboa Park, Van Nuys Airport and Jue Joe Ranch.

Please attend and learn more about this interesting part of valley history. He will also tie in the current, amazing group of veterans that comprise Wings Over Wendy's.

RSVP HERE to receive Zoom link

Free event*

(suggested donation appreciated to support The Museum SFV events, exhibits and programs).

Also, a sneak peak video at The Museum SFV's new home at Rancho Cordillera del Norte from the perspective in riding in a World War II jeep!

Please feel free to contact us about this event at:
1) email us at:
2) Call us at:      Michael Stevens at 310-890-9182

In your own way too, please reach out and thank any veteran you know. 

Please have them register for this presentation to salute America's veterans this Saturday or send them the Zoom link.

Thank you.