Archive for the ‘Special 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 […]

New Hampshire’s Air National Guard Continues to Adapt to New Missions

Final KC-135 of the NHANG departs from Pease ANGB (Ken Kula photo) The New Hampshire Air National Guard’s (NHANG) 133rd Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), part of the 157th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) has been in the air refueling business since 1975. That’s forty four years at the same job, transferring fuel to thirsty American and […]

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 […]