Archive for the ‘Anniversary Event’ Category

A MORNING WITH THE D-DAY SQUADRON

On Friday, May 17th, I went chasing after the Normandy Dakotas of the “D-Day Squadron” that were forming up at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in central Connecticut for a special mission. Ten C-47 Dakotas and Douglas DC-3 restored airliners were gathering up at Oxford for a six-stop trip across the Pond departing on Sunday, May 19th, ultimately […]

D-Day Squadron Announces Final Schedule Ahead of Their Trans-Atlantic Flight

Photo Credit: Patrick Albright, Ft Benning Public Affairs Office via D-Day Squadron   Waterbury-Oxford Airport, CT (KOXC) Suggested $10 donation per person. It will be paid to the volunteers who will be stationed at various airport access points and in the parking areas( Maps will be available soon). Aircraft will be available for viewing, but likely […]

D-Day Squadron to Make Epic Trans-Atlantic Crossing in May

An amazing recreation of World War II transport operations will be assembled in Connecticut in just a few weeks. The D-Day Squadron is the American contingent of a larger anniversary commemoration in Great Britain and France, to be held during early June, 2019 – exactly seventy-five years from the dates of the great military parachute […]

JASDF Hyakuri Air Festival 2018

Editor’s Note: The JASDF is phasing out their venerable Phantoms, here’s Shawn Byers’ look at a recent celebration. The culmination of my ten day photographic bender in Japan was the JASDF Hyakuri Air Festival, held on Sunday December 2nd, 2018. Hyakuri Air Base is approximately 90 minutes driving time north of Tokyo. After hearing some […]