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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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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, 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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Provided by Pat Lewis-Bodilly, son of Don Lewis, C-47 pilot based at RAF Broadwell, England with 512 Squadron Just before midnight on the 5th of June, 1944, Flight Lieutenant Don Lewis lifted into the night carrying his crew and the 9th Parachute Battalion of the 6th Airborne Division of the British Army. His C-47 Dakota...
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101st Airborne Division – 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment – 3rd Battalion / G Company D-Day / Market Garden / Bastogne / Berchtesgaden – 1942 – 1945 One of Colonel Sink’s original “Toccoa Men”, Jim Martin joined the now famous 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment at Camp Toccoa in July, 1942. He was soon given the nickname...
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