CAF to Europe 2024

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The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is proud to participate in the D-Day Squadron’s 2024 Legacy History Tour. C-47 That’s All, Brother and R4D Ready 4 Duty will depart in June and travel to Europe to honor the 80th Anniversary of D-Day and the 75th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. While on tour, the CAF aircraft, also known as the Ghost Squadron, will participate in various events, including flyovers and airshows.

TOUR SCHEDULE

  • May 17: Hudson River Flyover - Oxford, CT
  • May 18: Presque Isle, Maine
  • May 19: Goose Bay, Canada
  • May 20-25: N. Atlantic Crossing
  • May 19-21: Open House at Reykjavik
  • May 22-23: Prestwick – N.Weald
  • May 25-26 Event at Shuttleworth
  • May 25-Jun 2: U.K. Tour (TBD)
  • May 27-31: Jumps at N. Weald Tickets
  • Jun 1-2: Imperial War Museum Tickets
  • Jun 2: Cherbourg
  • Jun 3-9: Cherbourg – Maupertus
  • Jun 11-13: La Ferte, Alais
  • Jun 15-17: Berlin75 at Wiesbaden
  • Jun 22-23: Sywell Airshow
  • Jun 24: N. Weald
  • Jun 21-27: N. Atlantic Crossing
    Aircraft Operations are subject to change. We will do our best to keeps schedules updated as swiftly as possible.
D-DAY SQUADRON LEGACY TOUR




Blog Posts

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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June 16- TAB Facebook - D-Day Squadron Thanks for Everything!

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June 18 - Kim Pardon FB - Braunscweig-Wolfburg Airport

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June 17 - Stephen Rose FB - Templ Hof Airport

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Mike Killian's Teriffic Video aboard That's All, Brother

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June 10 - CAF Facebook - Heritage Flight

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June 11 - CAF HQ Facebook - Weisbaden

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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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June 8 - Kim Pardon - TAB flies with C-130

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June 10 - CAF Facebook - On to Germany

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Normandy Ceremony

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June 6 - Over the Normandy American Cemetery - D-Day Squadron

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June 5 - Facebook Live - CAF That's All, Brother FB

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June 4 - CAF Facebook Tim Terris with D-Day Doll

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June 3 - That's All Brother Facebook

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June 3 - A Sight Unseen for 75 Years - CAF That's All, Brother FB

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June 3 - First Day of Practice - CAF That's All, Brother FB

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June 2 - What a View - CAF FB

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June 1 - Daks Arrives at Shuttleworth - D-Day Squadron

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June 1 - Photo Shoot - Rich Cooper/COAP via D-Day Squadron

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May 31 - Cliffs - Ray Clausen

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May 31 - Three Together - Rich Cooper

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May 29th Video with Elementary School and That's All Brother Pilot Doug Rozendaal

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May 29 - Approach to Narsarsuaq - Tom Travis

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May 28 - Duxford - That's All, Brother

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May 28 - Doug Rozendaal Interview

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May 26 - Paratroop Drop Information - Daks Over Normandy

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May 26 - Trip Update - Doug Rozendaal

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May 24 - Trip Update - Doug Rozendaal

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May 23, 2019 - Iceland - D-Day Squadron FB post

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May 22 - Prestwick, Scotland

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May 22 - Arrived in Scotland

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May 22 - En route to Reykjavik Airport - Ray Clausen

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May 21, 2019 - Goosebay/Iceland D-Day Squadron Post

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May 21, 2019 - Iceland/Greenland by Ray Claussen

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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 20 - Narsarsuaq Greenland - Andy Maag

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May 20 - Commemorative Air Force That's All, Brother

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May 20 - D-Day Squadron - Facebook Live Update

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That's All Brother - Live Tracker

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May 19 - Commemorative Air Force - They're Off!

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May 19 - D-Day Squadron

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May 19 - Commemorative Air Force

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May 19 - D-Day Squadron Pilot Briefing

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May 18 - June 3 Photos by David O'Connor

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May 18 - That's All Brother Over NYC - Pilot Tom Travis

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May 18 - D-Day Squadron

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May 18 - Commemorative Air Force - Ray Clausen

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May 17 - Commemorative Air Force That's All, Brother

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May 17 - D-Day Squadron

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May 16 - Media Day - From D-Day Squadron

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May 16 - from Pilot Doug Rozendaal

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May 16 - Meet Dave Hamilton

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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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D-Day Doll at US AF Museum

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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!

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Media Day in Oxford, CT - May 16

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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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Honor Flight Video of Robert Nicols in D-Day Doll

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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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DDay Doll - Kansas City Stop

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Thats All Brother - Joint Andrews AFB in Washington DC

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Sun N Fun Tour Stop Video

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May 10, 2019 - D-Day Doll getting ready for the mission

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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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University of Texas Alumni Band to play in Normandy

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Thats All Brother - Facebook - April 16

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Inland Empire Wing - Facebook - April 16

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That's All Brother - Facebook April 15

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