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D-Day Squadron Announces Kick-Off for North Atlantic Crossing

Oxford, Conn. – April 22nd, 2019 – The D-Day Squadron, part of the Tunison Foundation, announced the starting point for the Squadron’s journey to Europe over the original “Blue Spruce” route  to commemorate the 75the anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy. Aircraft will depart from Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Oxford Connecticut on May 19th 2019, but...
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D-Day Squadron Schedule Accelerating with WWII Heritage Days

The D-Day Squadron, part of the Tunison Foundation, announced official participation in one of the year’s most anticipated WW2 commemorations in the State of Georgia, sponsored by the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The event, WWII Heritage Days, will feature a completely immersive experience including reenactors, authentic vehicle and equipment displays, warbird...
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RocketRoute Offers Unprecedented Flight Support to Aid D-Day Squadron Atlantic Crossing

Oxford, Conn. – April 12th, 2019 – RocketRoute, a leading provider of Flight Plan Filing and Management, is providing the D-Day Squadron part of the Tunison Foundation full support in preparing, organizing, managing and following the flights of all C-47 and DC-3 aircraft as they cross the North Atlantic. This will include flight plan services...
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D-Day Squadron Making News at SUN ‘n FUN

Oxford, Conn. – March 28th, 2019 – The D-Day Squadron, part of the Tunison Foundation, announced today that the organization will be hosting a press conference during SUN ‘n FUN, one of the nation’s premier airshows, aircraft exposition, and fly-in. The press conference will take place on April 2nd, 2019 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard...
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Aircraft Spruce Announces Support of D-Day Squadron and its Mission to Normandy

Oxford, Conn. – March 20th, 2019 – Aircraft Spruce, a superstore for all things aircraft, is now reinforcing the mission of the D-Day Squadron part of the Tunison Foundation, through discounted pricing on some items pilots and crews of the Squadron can use to ensure the success of their mission to return C-47 and DC-3...
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That’s All, Brother Flies 2000 Miles to Honor D-DAY Veteran With a Ride

On March 17th, That’s All, Brother made an unscheduled trip from its home base in San Marcos, Texas to Dayton, Ohio on March 17, 2019, to visit and honor WWII veteran Jim “Pee Wee” Martin. Martin is one of the last remaining “Toccoa Originals,” U.S. Army Paratroopers, made famous by the HBO miniseries “Band of...
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D-Day Squadron Announces Sponsorship of New Educational Program

Oxford, Conn. – March 6th, 2019 – The D-Day Squadron, Tunison Foundation, announced its official support of the “People of D-Day” resource trunk and its companion website at www.DDay75forstudents.com. This is an educational initiative sponsored by Student News Net. A “trunk” is a trove of hands-on materials that connects students with the experiences of those...
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Cockpit USA Supports Flight Crews of D-Day Squadron in Mission to Return C-47s to Normandy

Cockpit USA, an authentic provider of military apparel and Official Supplier to the United States Air Force of the A-2 Leather Pilot Jacket, announced their support of the D-Day Squadron mission by offering a limited-release, custom A-2 Leather jacket. This jacket will be offered to flight crews that are bringing a full squadron of WW2...
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D-Day Squadron Adds United States Coast Guard Flight Safety Officer to Protect Mission Success

PRESS RELEASE – Oxford, Conn. – February 19th, 2019 – The D-Day Squadron, part of the Tunison Foundation, today announced that Kevin Riley, United States Coast Guard Flight Safety Officer and MH-60T pilot, will fill the role of Technical and Flight Safety Coordinator participating as a volunteer in the Squadron’s mission. This mission, to return...
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