D-day Squadron adventures in Normandy and Berlin
About the adventures
Our Placid Lassie is the lead C-47 aircraft of the D-day Squadron, who are currently touring the world having just completed adventures in Normandy and Berlin.
We are proud that Col. Gail Halvorsen, the famous Berlin “Candy Bomber” is an honorary crew member aboard our C-47 Placid Lassie for the events celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.
View some of the highlights of 2019's events below and visit our events page to see where we'll be next!
May 16, 2019
Part of the D-day Squadron in practice formation over Connecticut.
Photo courtesy of C.J. Machado
May 17, 2019
The Tunison Foundation hosted the official D-day Squadron “On to Normandy” dinner on May 17, 2019. The honorary speakers were 104 year old Pete Goutiere (pictured below) who flew 380 dangerous missions over the “Hump” (Himalayas) and 96 year old Dave Hamilton, a Normandy pilot on D-day, June 6, 1944.
May 18, 2019
The D-day Squadron, led by our C-47 Placid Lassie, invaded Manhattan during a Statue of Liberty flyover.
Photo courtesy of Joe Letourneau
The D-day Squadron was escorted by six, WWII T-6 aircraft during the Statue of Liberty flyover.
May 21, 2019
Placid Lassie departure Day for Europe – across the north Atlantic
via Goose Bay, CA; Greenland and Iceland, at only 8,000 – 10,000 feet!
May 22, 2019
Over Greenland, en route to Iceland!
May 29, 2019
Rainy Scotland didn’t deter the locals from wanting to see our WWII D-day aircraft.
From the cockpit of our C-47, Placid Lassie, the lead aircraft for the Normandy and Berlin flights.
May 31, 2019
Our Placid Lassie flying above the he White Cliffs of Dover just off the coast of the UK.
June 2-5, 2019
Thousands greeted us and the D-day Squadron at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, U.K.