Warbirds In Review: Douglas C-47 and AC-47 Gunship

On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Allied forces launched a combined naval, air, and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. Codenamed Operation 'Overlord', the Allied landings on the Normandy beaches marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation. It is an honor to once again welcome Col. Dick Cole (at the young age of 102). Best known for his role in the Doolittle Raid, his affection is for the C47; the aircraft that he flew over the “HUMP” with the “Air Commandos.” The C47 legacy continues to Southeast Asia where Mike Trahan flew the AC47 during his tour of duty.