Picture of the Day: D-Day Squadron over the Hudson River

Susan Loricchio submitted the following photo and note: “C47s and T-6 Texans pay tribute to Liberty, flying the Hudson River, past the Statue of Liberty, as a practice formation flight, a day before beginning their journey to England. To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the D-Day Squadron met up with other C47s and Dakotas […]

World War II pilot returns to British airfield as part of D-Day commemorations

World War II Pathfinder pilot Lt. Col. David Hamilton from Prescott, Arizona, visited the same British airfield from which he and fellow pilots launched a pre-D-Day invasion strike on June 5, 1944. Hamilton’s visit to RAF North Witham in Lincolnshire, England, on June 2, 2019, is part of the activities taking place in England surrounding […]

Aircraft Spruce reinforces mission of D-Day Squadron

Aircraft Spruce, a superstore for all things aircraft, is reinforcing the mission of the D-Day Squadron by offering discounted pricing on some items pilots and crews of the squadron can use to ensure the success of their mission to return C-47 and DC-3 aircraft to the skies over Normandy, France, in time for the 75th […]

A journey in the future to honor the past

Imagine more than a squadron of Douglas C-47s winging across the Atlantic in three-ship formations, joining up with 15 more from Europe and as far away as South Africa. The armada will sweep across France 75 years after the Normandy invasion of June 6, 1944. That dream is the goal that animates Moreno “Mo” Aguiari, […]

D-Day Squadron debuts at SUN ‘n FUN with four historic aircraft

The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II era aircraft, will debut its 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 Normandy next […]