Return To Normandy

aviation history

 

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At this weekend’s North East Council of Air Shows annual meeting in Niagara Falls, we enjoyed a presentation by Naomi Wadsworth of the National Warplane Museum from Geneseo, New York.  The museum is planning on flying their Douglas C-47 “Whiskey 7” to Normandy this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 1944.  Naomi is one of the pilots who will be taking on this incredible journey.  Whiskey 7 actually took part in D-Day by dropping paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division near St. Mere Eglise, France in the early hours of June 6th.

The museum needs to raise a LOT of money to cover this trip.  To that end, they’ve set up a website – Return to Normandy where you can learn more and contribute to this historic event. One of the highlights on the site is this video.