Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Whiskey 7 on the way to Normandy

The C-47 arrives in Presque Isle, Maine May 16, 2014
Photo: Dave Allen via Bangor Daily News
  This aircraft, Whiskey 7, is a C-47 which actually took part in the Normandy invasion 70 years ago.  During the first day action it dropped paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne of the United States Army.  It was constantly in action during the whole time period of that action.
  The aircraft now is in the hands of the National Wartime Museum in Geneseo, New York.  The plane also ferried wounded soldiers from France to Presque Isle during that action, the soldiers were treated at a Military Hospital at what is now the Northern Maine Technical College.
Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/slideshow/world-war-ii-plane-makes-presque-isle-stop-on-way-to-normandy-for-d-day-anniversary/
Also more in depth reading: http://www.barnstormers.com/eFLYER/2014/315-eFLYER-FA01-normandy.html
Leaving Presque Isle for Gander Bay, Newfoundland
Photo: Dave Allen via Bangor Daily News

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