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AOPA, D-Day Squadron Team Up to Celebrate Anniversaries

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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NWOC Announces Strategic Partnership with D-Day Squadron

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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Valor Studios and D-Day Squadron Working Together to Put Historic Warbirds Over Normandy

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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Kota Longboards to Support the D-Day Squadron

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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The D-Day Squadron Soared at AirVenture!

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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D-Day Squadron Fleet Soaring Into AirVenture

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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C-47 “Placid Lassie” to Appear at the DeKalb Peachtree Airport Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow

The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II-era aircraft, is bringing their D-Day veteran – the C-47 Placid Lassie of the D-Day Squadron – to the upcoming DeKalb Peachtree Airport Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow, Saturday, May 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The FREE family friendly...
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Placid Lassie – Honoring Airborne Heritage

The annual Airborne Awards Festival took place over the weekend of April 19th – 21st, 2018 at Fort Benning near Columbus, Georgia. Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment hosted the event, which featured a jump onto the historic Fryar Drop Zone by the Liberty Jump Team, the Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony, a...
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The D-Day Squadron Inaugurated The Air Show Season at Sun ‘n Fun

The D-Day Squadron debuted the air show season at Sun ‘n Fun in Florida this past week and generated a great deal of support and interest from the media and spectators alike. Originally 5 airplanes were scheduled to appear, but only two were able to attend; the C-47 “Placid Lassie” and the C-47 ‘Virginia Ann”,...
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