The initial list of 10 includes U.S.-based C-47s and DC-3s, as well as planes from France and England.
Two successful bidders get to fly with the D-Day Squadron in a C-47 from Duxford, England, to Normandy, France, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. They also will be included in planning sessions, briefings, and post-mission celebrations.
The D-Day Squadron’s 2024 Legacy Tour will honor the 80th anniversary of D-Day in France and the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift in Germany.
The D-Day Squadron plans to return to Europe in 2024 for the 80th anniversary of D-Day in France and the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift in Germany.
The new film “Into Flight Once More,” depicts the squadron’s historic journey to Europe in June 2019.
The goal is to get kids more involved in the warbird community by attending events and participating as crews, but also to build a pool of social medial influencers to boost the popularity and knowledge of aviation history.
A new film, “Into Flight Once More,” tells the stories World War II veterans, crews, and the reenactment of “Operation Overlord,” the code name for the Battle of Normandy, which took place on June 6, 1944.
Over the years, D-Day Squadron officials say they witnessed a plethora of young people whose minds and curiosity were sparked with the site of a DC-3.
The video includes 75-year-old footage from D-Day.