Posts Tagged ‘D-Day Squadron’

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

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. While in Oxford, […]

History Was Re-Created by the D-Day Squadron’s European Round Trip

The Now epic trans-Atlantic double crossing by the D-Day Squadron … the planes and the men and women that accomplished the feat, is now “in the books”. Per the organization, here’s the D-Day Squadron’s “Normandy by the Numbers”, which gives a bit of perspective to the historic effort to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day […]

The D-Day Squadron – Missions Accomplished, More to Follow

Written By Mike Colaner, Photos by Robert Gerard and Mike Colaner On June 6th, a group of aircraft collectively known as the D-Day Squadron will make history when they will mark the 75th Anniversary of ‘Operation Overlord’, the D-Day invasion of Europe. A group of volunteers will make a legendary journey across the Atlantic Ocean […]

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 […]