Friday, March 15, 2019

D-plus 75 years parachute drop

The 75th anniversary of D-Day is shaping up to be quite an event.  Part of this is an entire squadron of DC-3/C-47s called Daks Over Normandy.  40 aircraft are currently signed up from a bunch of countries; a bunch will fly to the rendezvous from North America via Newfoundland, Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland.  The reenactment will be complete:
At approximately 13.40pm on Wednesday 5 June, more than 35 Douglas DC-3/C-47s will take to the skies from Imperial War Museum Duxford. 
Escorted by a number of World War II fighters, they will set course for Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Normandy. The planned flight will pass Colchester, Southend-on-Sea, Maidstone and Eastbourne before heading out over The Channel. 
They will pass Le Havre and then the historic UK Drop Zone at Ranville, where the skies will be filled with paratroopers jumping round military parachutes, as they descend in honour of the troops who did the same 75 years ago.

If you're planning on being in the area then, you can pick up tickets here.


Old NFO said...

That would be something to participate in! Wow!

LindaG said...

That would be awesome!
I hope we some coverage on the lame stream media for those of us who can not be there.

libertyman said...

A good reason to travel to Normandy. Every American should visit as well as every French citizen.

Ken said...

I can't get to Normandy at that time. I hope the whole thing is recorded, though.