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Daks to Normandy

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The pilot, Stearman owner, who I assisted with building his N2S-5 is also C-47 rated. He is currently in D-Day Doll flying to Duxford and then Normandy for the drop on D-Day. A few images he has sent over NYC. imagejpeg_0.thumb.jpg.10f52695da35bf03447eacef2a979827.jpg

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Have watched every episode of Plane Savers (on you tube), about getting a d-day DC3 that sat in the open unloved for 27 years flying again. This 75 year old aircraft will soon fly again due to the work of many volunteers. The enjoyment the many skilled and unskilled people get from working on this project makes me happy.

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I think the aircraft in the video that Thruster is talking about is "That's All ... Brother". This was the C-47 (DC-3 to us) that lead the armada of airborne troops across the Channel.

 

https://thatsallbrother.org/

 

It is fair comment to say that the aircraft in the pictures above are not true to detail. The pictured aircraft have nice, well-delineated "invasion stripes". Back in June 1944, the order to paint on the invasions stripes was issued on the Sunday before the invasion kicked off on Tuesday morning. Ground crew had to quickly find black paint and white paint (there was no black and white stripped paint available) and slap the stripes on in about a day an a half. Don't forget that there were several thousand planes involved from observation Stinsons to B-17's and Liberators, plus all the British aircraft.

 

There's a story that on one airfield, they ran out of paint, so they went into the nearest town and broke into the hardware stores to get the paint. They didn't steal it. They left IOUs for all the paint they took.

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The Plane Savers DC3 not "that's all brother"

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