C47 Arrival at the Big Easy Wing Home–Lakefront Airport

Wow!   To see, hear and feel this warbird approach is amazing. What a day!  And if that wasn’t dramatic enough, we had a 99 year old World War II Veteran, Ubert Terrell, join us.  He parachuted into occupied France 5 times and he is still kicking.  Talk about impressive– to see this Veteran board the C47, “That’s All Brother”.    Please visit their website: https://thatsallbrother.org/

Just in case, here is a bit of their story to entice you to visit their site:

“Nearly 75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, That’s All, Brother led the main airborne invasion of Normandy. Piloted by Lt. Col John Donalson, the plane led over 800 C-47s that dropped over 13,000 paratroopers into a battle that changed the course of mankind. Our mission is to bring this great airplane back to the skies over Normandy for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

As part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Central Texas Wing, That’s All, Brother s collaborating with 15 other C-47/DC-3 airplanes to make the epic journey back over the Atlantic in 2019. We will be retracing the classic ferry path from the United States to Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scotland, and England to join up with over 30 C-47/DC-3 airplanes in Duxford, England as part of the Daks over Normandy project. From there, we will travel to Normandy for the 75th anniversary, then to Germany to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.”

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