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Oxford, Conn. – February 8th, 2019 – The D-Day Squadron released a statement today, expressing gratitude for the acknowledgement during Tuesday’s State of the Union address of the profound contribution of D-Day Veterans to the liberation of the European Continent that reached a critical turning point on June 6th, 1944. “If there is anything that...
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Oxford, Conn. – January 17th, 2019 – AeroShell, the leading Piston Engine Oil supplier, has designated 4 distributors that will support the efforts of The D-Day Squadron to bring a large group of C-47s and DC-3s across the Atlantic Ocean to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. The distributors will discount...
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Oxford, Conn. – January 7, 2019 – FlightSafety International, a world leading aviation training provider and manufacturer of flight simulators, visual systems and displays, will support the mission of the D-Day Squadron by providing International Procedures eRecurrent training free of charge to the pilots embarking on the historic journey to put C-47s and DC-3s once...
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Oxford, Conn. – January 3rd, 2019 – LIFT Aviation, a renowned provider of pilot gear and accessories, is supporting the D-Day Squadron through steep discounts of its products, particularly pilot kneeboards. This gear will prove extremely valuable to the pilots and crews ferrying C-47s and DC-3s across the North Atlantic via the original “Blue Spruce”...
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Oxford, Conn. – December11th, 2018 – As a part of its eightieth anniversary year, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is joining forces with the D-Day Squadron to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day. The D-Day Squadron is organizing a flight of  restored C-47 and DC-3(the civilian version of the C-47) aircraft across the...
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Oxford, Conn. – December 3rd, 2018 – The National Warbird Operator Conference (NWOC) announced a strategic partnership with the D-Day Squadron, offering the group the opportunity to make a presentation on their mission during the NWOC annual convention. Momentum is building for the D-Day Squadron as the vintage warbird community continues to rally around this...
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The D-Day Squadron announced the addition of further corporate support to its efforts to return a full squadron of WW2 C-47s (known as the “Gooney Bird” or “Dakota”) to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Valor Studios will be bolstering The D-Day Squadron’s efforts by offering four limited addition prints with...
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The D-Day Squadron, a full squadron of WW2 C-47s (known as the “Gooney Bird” or “Dakota”) that will be returning to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, announced a new collaboration with Kota Longboards®. Kota, a custom longboard manufacturer, has developed a unique, limited-addition board exclusively for the D-Day Squadron. The...
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Another fantastic AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is now in the history books. Attendance at the event marked an all-time high: roughly 601,000, or nearly 2% above 2017’s record, proving to be a great opportunity to broadcast our mission to a large audience. Here’s how the D-Day Squadron contributed to “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” Nine...
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Representatives from the D-Day Squadron’s fleet of American C-47 and DC-3 aircraft are making their way to EAA’s AirVenture for the annual “World’s Greatest Aviation Festival.” 11 aircraft that are part of the D-Day Squadron will join forces to wow audiences and commemorate the D-Day invasion of Normandy nearly 75 years ago. The group aims...
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