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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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D-Day Squadron to Make Debut at SUN ‘n FUN with Four Historic Aircraft

The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II era aircraft, is proud to debut their newly minted D-Day Squadron at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo. The group will feature four D-Day Squadron C-47 and DC-3 aircraft that are preparing to cross the Atlantic to return to...
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Artist Gary Velasco Supports D-Day Squadron With Custom Nose Art Panels

As many readers will know, the D-Day Squadron  is organizing a fleet of US-based Douglas C-47s to make the journey to Normandy, France in June, 2019 to take part in the 75th anniversary celebrations of D-Day. This is a challenging endeavor, not least because of the immense challenges surrounding its organization, but also because of...
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Benovia Winery To Support The D-Day Squadron With Special Pinot Noir

Joe Anderson, chairman of Benovia Winery, is proud to announce that his vintage C-53 Skytrooper airplane, The Spirit of Benovia, will join dozens of World War II-era aircraft in a flight from the United States to Normandy next June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy. The Spirit of Benovia will join...
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D-Day Squadron Teams up with World War II Foundation Expand Impact

The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II era aircraft, today announced a strategic partnership between their D-Day Squadron and the World War II Foundation. The groups will collaborate to further the understanding and appreciation of the veterans of World War II, citizen soldiers whose bravery ensured the freedoms and...
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Launch of D-Day Squadron to Bring American C-47s Back Over Beaches of Normandy in Epic Flyover Event

Oxford, Conn. – February 5, 2018  The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II era aircraft, today announced the launch of the D-Day Squadron to honor the citizen soldiers who helped liberate Europe and end the War. They will lead a contingent of American C-47 aircraft in a trans-Atlantic trek...
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