A thirty strong squadron of WWII Douglas C-47 military transport aircraft is being put together, to fly from the USA to the UK, and then en masse across the English Channel, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2019.
The squadron will be headed up by That’s All – Brother, the C-47 which led a formation of 925 C-47s on D-Day, to drop 13,000 paratroopers behind enemy lines.
That’s All – Brother recently made its first flight for ten years, following a painstaking, nut-and-bolt restoration by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a non-profit flying museum. The flight took place on 31 January at Oshkosh, the home of EAA AirVenture.
An estimated 22,000 man-hours went into the restoration of the aircraft, which had suffered extensive corrosion.