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  • Dakotas over the UK for 1944

    Duxford England, today, 5th June 2019.

    23 C47, DC3 types all here to commemorate 75 years of the D-Day landings.




  • #2
    A friend of mine is flying 'That's All Brother'.
    Cheers,
    Marty


    TF #596
    1946 BC-12D N95258
    Former owner of:
    1946 BC-12D/N95275
    1943 L-2B/N3113S

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    • #3
      A pathfinder pilot visited RAF North Witham in Lincolnshire too. Pilot Lt. Col. David Hamilton (97). It is all pretty cool.
      http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/d-day-pathfinder-pilot-returns-to-british-wwii-airbase.html

      Rob, that looks to be about 30-40 miles from you?
      Cheers, Mark
      Mark
      1945 BC12-D
      N39911, #6564

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      • #4
        That is incredible Thanks for letting us see that More to come ?

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        • #5
          Lots on line today for the events in Normandy.

          For example:
          This: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/new...ypast-16383352

          Google Daks over Duxford and Daks over Normandy


          President Trump did very well with his public speeches. Theresa May did well with her last public speeches as UK PM. The French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed a level of solidarity on EU and transatlantic cooperation.

          There are so few Veterans left now. The whole thing has been quite moving.

          Rob

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          • #6
            Thanks for posting. Too many don't understand the sacrifices that were made that allow us to be fee today.
            L Fries
            N96718
            TF#110

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            • #7
              Very cool I may be a nerd for WWII but as I have said before my uncle spent 3years in England at Ipswitch as a Turret and gunner mechanic, on B17s his plane was named RUM Dum so I heard a lot of stories , never heard him talk about D Day though never thought to ask.

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              • #8
                To supplement Rob's link, here's another good collection of videos, C47 in formation from the cockpit (notice formation witness marks on pilots windscreen in 1st vid), some on the US, Canadian and British vets visiting Normandy. Last one is quite good interview with some British vets.

                http://warbirdsnews.com/aircraft-res...-75-years.html
                Mark
                1945 BC12-D
                N39911, #6564

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by M Towsley View Post
                  A friend of mine is flying 'That's All Brother'.
                  Hi Marty,
                  Please let your friend know that Simon & I would like to meet up upon their return to Coventry. I'd like to meet him and Mike Rice (of this parish), so aan expected date/time would be useful when they know it!

                  Rob

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