D-Day 75th Anniversary, Mission Accomplished!
We bring you this compelling video production as a special tribute to all of our global partners who were instrumental in making our mission successful! Produced by our media partner, Influential Drones, it showcases many of the special moments of the “Mighty Fifteen” that were made possible by the gracious support of our partners around the world; who met needs related to fuel, equipment, supplies, events, meals, training, media, logistics, and more. We are forever grateful to our partners and sponsors for their tremendous support of our mission, and their continued support of our aircraft!We publish this video as a precursor to the majority of our fleet gathering together one more time this week at the largest airshow of its kind in the world: EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh WI.
D-Day Squadron at Aeroporto Lido di Venezia – Nicelli, Italy
Newsocracy – Coverage from Oshkosh 2018
Fly along in D-Day survivor Placid Lassie. This Douglas C–47 Skytrain will be part of a group of the “Gooney Birds” that will fly to Normandy in 2019 to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day.
Original Video: June 5th 1944
Filmed by American Military Personnel.
Original video footage from the evening before D-Day, June 5, 1944 filmed by American Military personnel. Seen in the video members of the 101st Airborne Division, and more specifically, men of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) are preparing the aircraft at Greenham Common Airfield in the United Kingdom The men seen are marching to the aircraft with camouflaged faces wearing their battle equipment. Before these men board and depart for the invasion of Normandy, they are read a letter, circulated from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. The video depicts on board aircraft of the 87th Troop Carrier Squadron (438th Troop Carrier Group). The focal point of the video is the preparation and departure of the lead aircraft named That’s All, Brother (42-92847) present at her send off are Lt. Gen. Louis H. Brereton, commander of the 9th Air Force, and Lt. Col. Louis R. Goodrich. Piloting the aircraft will be Col. John Donalson, commander of the 438th TCG and Lt. Col. David Daniel, commander of the 87th TCS.
DDay: 70th Anniversary
In 2014, for the anniversary of D-Day, a large gathering of paratroopers and original World War II aircraft from across Europe, filled the skies over Normandy to honor the thirteen thousand soldiers who made the same jump behind enemy lines seventy years ago.