2019’s Daks to Normandy… What an Opportunity to Witness History!

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The D-Day Squadron made a week-long stop in Connecticut, at the Waterbury – Oxford CT airport, before most of the aircraft flew northeast bound and off towards Europe. The group of Douglas C-47s and DC-3s were to participate in the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day assault in France, during World War II.

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While in Oxford, the group worked on large formation flying and did some advance media work with suitably-dressed reenactors who portrayed the parachutists that played a major role just prior to the main beach assault.

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Some of our Photorecon.net/ClassicWarbirds.net/CivilAviationWorld.com photographers got a wonderful chance to fly during some of the training, and were afforded some great access before the group departed for places like Presque Isle, Maine and Goose Bay, Labrador.

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Here are some looks back at the events in Connecticut, through the eyes of Scott Zeno and Alice Leong.

 

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