Saturday, March 10, 2018

In 2015, an iconic piece of history was discovered lying in an aircraft boneyard in Wisconsin. It was the Douglas C-47 That's All, Brother - the airplane that led the massed paratroop drop on D-Day.


This C-47 was the leader of the formation that dropped thousands of American paratroopers into Normandy on June 6, 1944, or D-Day, paving the way for the liberation of northern France from Nazi Germany.

 In the decades since, the plane cycled through a series of private owners and eventually landed in an aircraft bone yard in Oshkosh, Wis.



The hope is to complete all final work and repaint in time for June 6, 2019, so this plane can fly over Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

https://commemorativeairforce.org/root/aboutus/support-our-organization/thatsallbrother-2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/us/thats-all-brother-plane.html

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