D Day Squadron

D-Day Squadron Responds to Current Events Surrounding European Commemorations

Wiesbaden, Germany – June 13th, 2019 – The D-Day Squadron, having just completed a successful overflight of the official ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, released a statement to address concerns over certain events that are run by an entirely separate group, Daks Over Normandy, where problems have been encountered...
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D-Day Squadron Successfully Participates in Official D-Day Commemoration Ceremonies Including Coordinated Overflight with French and United States Air Forces

June 10th, 2019  – The D-Day Squadron flew in the official 75th commemoration of the Invasion of Normandy. This event was attended by the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, and featured 60 surviving veterans, many of which took part in the largest seaborne invasion in...
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D-Day Squadron Partners with Dassault Falcon Jet as Normandy Events Commence

Oxford, Conn. – June 4th, 2019 – Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ) is partnering with The D-Day Squadron, part of the Tunison Foundation, to support the Squadron’s mission to return historic aircraft back to Normandy in time for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. “This is a monumental undertaking with a core focus on honoring...
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Dynamic Aviation Both Supports—and is part of—the D-Day Squadron

Oxford, Conn. – May 29th, 2019 – Dynamic Aviation is already a legend in aviation, touching many corners of the industry and currently restoring the first aircraft to have the designation Air Force One. But this organization occupies a unique position in the D-Day Squadron in that it has both a participating aircraft, the C-47...
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Students and Faculty Provide Weather Tracking to Support D-Day Squadron

Students and faculty of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will provide crucial weather support to 15 vintage World War II C-47s, DC-3s and variants, nicknamed Dakotas, as they cross the Atlantic to celebrate the 75th anniversary reenactment of the Normandy invasion. “This historical mission will allow me to include my students in understanding transoceanic weather support in...
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Clay Lacy Aviation Joins D-Day Squadron Effort to Fly Historic Aircraft to Normandy

Oxford, Conn. – May 23st, 2019 – Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has joined the D-Day Squadron mission by donating significant fuel for the King Air support aircraft that will add an extra level of safety and logistical support for the C-47 and DC-3 pilots as they fly the...
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D-Day Squadron to Support “Return to Normandy” with help from Collins Aerospace

Oxford, CONNETICUT – May 17, 2019 – Next Month, D-Day Squadron will support a C-47 and DC-3 aircraft’s return to the skies over Normandy in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and as a tribute to the last remaining military members from World War II. Collins Aerospace will update 12 Winslow life rafts, essential...
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Signature Flight Support Reinforcing Logistics for D-Day Squadron

Oxford, Conn. – May 15th, 2019 – Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest network of Fixed Base Operations (FBOs), announced that it will partner with the D-Day Squadron in its journey to return original C-47 and DC-3 aircraft to the skies they once flew in defense of freedom. Over 130 US FBOs in Signature Flight...
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The Mighty Fifteen – The American Contingent Flying to Normandy

After almost 18 months of planning, fundraising and training, the D-Day Squadron, the American contingent of Douglas C-47 and DC-3 transports participating in Daks over Normandy, is about to embark on their journey to Europe to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. On May 19th, the D-Day Squadron will depart Oxford-Waterbury airport in Connecticut and...
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