D-Day Wing 2019


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June 28 - Letter from TAB Leadership

Members and Friends,

The Central Texas Wing has now crossed the Atlantic…...twice! I am proud to report that That’s All, Brother arrived in Goose Bay, Newfoundland late this afternoon - completing our second crossing of the Atlantic and returning That’s All, Brother to North America.

The last 45 days have been nothing less than epic. In addition to two crossings of the Atlantic, we honored the sacrifices of D-Day with a crossing and paradrop on June 5. We participated in a massive multinational flyover for the French and American Presidents over Omaha Beach on June 6. In...

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D-Day Wing is In the News

Since March the Commemorative Air Force has been making headlines across the world. We have kept a log of all the news stories that feature the CAF's C-47 That's All, Brother and C-53 D-Day Doll. Check out some of the great photos, videos and articles here.

CLICK HERE TO SEE NEWS LISTING

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May 20 - Day 1 and 2 - Doug Rozendaal

A few clips and pics from Day 1 and 2 of the trip to Normandy (from Canada to Iceland) with Doug Rozendaal



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May 16 - From Pilot Bill Prosser

D-Day Doll crew in Oxford CT at over water survival training. Putting the "GUMBY" suits on

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Want to follow That's All Brother's trip?

That's All, Brother Pilot Doug Rozendaal is helping the public track the journey across the Atlantic. If you want to follow, like really follow. Here are the deets-

I've made a page where Garmin will dump my tracking data and I can dump things the CAF media folks will use on the CAF Home page. It will have a link to real time tracking and sattelite Text messaging from the flight. I will try to photos etc. It will be a dumping ground that the pros will edit. I am off to CT tomorrow to start the journey!

[CLICK HERE TO...

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Questions with D-Day Pilot Bill Prosser

Questions with D-Day Doll Pilot William “Bill” Prosser

1) How long is flight overseas?

After leaving Oxford CT this Sunday, we proceed directly up to Goose Bay Canada. The Atlantic crossing is the same as the WWII route, called the “Blue Spruce Route.” Each leg across is approx. 650 miles. Goose Bay Canada to Narsarsuaq Greenland, Narsarsuaq Greenland to Keflavic Iceland, Keflavic Iceland to Prestwick Scotland, and Prestwick Scotland to Duxford UK.

3) Where...

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Photo catalog of D-Day Doll in Louisville May 10-12

https://photos.app.goo.gl/B4DJqHJwEpJ4q7oY8

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FB Post - RozeLyn Beck in Louisville with D-Day Doll

In Louisville with CAF Inland Empire Wing. The crew just finished an Honor Flight with 5 WWII veterans. One was a paratrooper who jumped on D-Day. Today was the first time he LANDED in a C-53/C-47! So glad I was able to join the CAF crew for this...

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May 10, 2019 - D-Day Doll in Louisville

Courtesy of CAF Member and D-Day Doll Aircrew Stephen Rose

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D-Day Squadron - Send off Schedule

Waterbury-Oxford Airport, CT (KOXC), Click HERE for airport information.

Suggested donation $10 per person to help defray event costs including parking and crowd control. ( Maps will be available soon).
Aircraft will be available for viewing, but likely not for tours as this is a working week for the crews.
General Public Hours 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. Daily – Access to the aircraft before and after those time will be prohibited because we won’t have ramp security in place.

Attending Aircraft (as of May 1, 2019) **

*Placid Lassie
That’s All Brother
D-day Doll

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DDay Squadron - Announces Final 15

The American Contingent Flying to Normandy - After almost 18 months of planning, fundraising and training, the D-Day Squadron, the American contingent of Douglas C-47 and DC-3 transports participating in Daks over Normandy, is about to embark on their journey to Europe to celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. On May 19th, the D-Day Squadron will depart Oxford-Waterbury airport in Connecticut and head East to cross the Atlantic along the original Blue Spruce route. There will be a full week of activities...

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