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Warbirds In Review 2019 Douglas C-47 D-Day 75th Anniversary Recap

Special guests include Jon Goldenbaum who flew the Flabob Express on the D-Day 75th Anniversary and Ed Shames who jumped into Normandy in 1944. “D Day Squadron” Press releases leading up to their mission stated:  “they aim to join up with others of their type from around the world, along with vintage fighter escorts, carrying among them an expected complement of 250 parachutists wearing period battle gear, and create the largest formation of C–47, DC–3, and C–53 troop transports seen since World War II. On June 5, if all goes according to plan, they will approach the coastline and the order will be given once more: “Stand up and hook up!” They will fly and jump to remember the day Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his order of the day for June 6, 1944, addressing the soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. One could say the same for the 2019 “D Day Squadron” that their task was not an easy one.  Rather than an enemy there were well-wishers who appreciated the challenges of such a remembrance. Warbirds in Review will be honored to have these modern day warriors share their experience. Length 60:00.