WW-II Plane from WNY Flies In D-Day Commemorations

Sainte-Mère-Église, France -A war bird from Western New York was among those taking part in 70th Anniversary commemorations of D-Day.

"Whiskey-7", a Douglas C-47 Dakota, took off three weeks ago from its current home at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY after more than two years of fundraising and restoration work.

It is one of the few remaining planes to have actually taken part in D-Day, dropping paratroopers behind enemy lines in the pre-dawn hours before the invasion.

While in Europe, one of the pilots who flew her during World War Two, and who is now 93, actually got a chance to take the controls again .

At the invitation of the French government, Whiskey -7 will participate in several other commemorative events over the next few days before it begins heading back state-side next Tuesday.


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