D-Day Squadron's Legacy Tour 2024

Douglas DC-3

In 2019, fifteen Douglas DC-3s flew from the U.S. across the North Atlantic to stop in Duxford (U.K.), Caen (France) and Berlin (Germany) to celebrate the anniversaries of D-Day (June 6, 1944) and the Berlin Airlift (1948 to 1949). Historic parachuting was re-enacted in France as on June 6, 1944, when more than 11,000 aircraft were mobilized as allied forces began a massive land, sea, and air invasion now known as D-Day. The "D-Day Squadron" is planning a similar event for 2024 in Europe to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion and the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. A Kickstarter campaign has already been launched successfully. The proposed timeline is:
  • May 15-25: Train and cross North Atlantic
  • May 25-31: Europe training and buffer for weather / mechanical
  • June 1-5: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, multiple events/flyovers, photo flights before English Channel crossing
  • June 6-11: Normandy
  • June 11-14: Berlin Airlift (TBD)
  • June 15-21: Lido Italy/Portugal (TBD)
  • June 21-28: Return to North America
The flight path for the trip from North America to Europe is: Oxford, Connecticut, or New York (TBD), Presque Isle, Goose Bay, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, England.

You can find more information on these websites:

D-Day Squadron 2024 Legacy Tour Logo

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Miss Montana on Memorial Day 2022

The following video shows Miss Montana on Memorial Day 2022:

There is also be a movie "Return to the Big Skies: Miss Montana to Normandy" about the restoration of Miss Montanta. Please refer to: www.missmontanamovie.com. It can be streamed on Vimeo.

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Plane Savers - Make her fly again!

In late 2019 Mikey McBryan from Buffalo Airways, Yellowknife, Canada began the resurrection of a Douglas DC-3C, C/N 12253, C-FDTD which had been sitting at Saint-Hubert Airport, Québec for about 20 years. It is a veteran of the Normandy landings. The École nationale d'aérotechnique (ENA) helped the team of volunteers during the restoration project. After a sprint of about 6 month they managed get the plane into a flying condition for its flight at D-Day 2019.


Photo by Benoit de Mulder is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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Douglas DC-3 - Behind the wings

Mattew Burchette from the "Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum" in Denver, USA created a nice, shiny video clip about the Douglas DC-3C, c/n 9059, N25641, "Legend Airways" in the museum. The aircraft was built in 1943 and now belongs to the "Legend Airways Foundation", Brighton, USA. The current custodian of the plane ist JB Air Services LLC of Brighton Colorado.

If you want to know more about the plane, please visit: https://www.legendairwaysfoundation.com/

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