The Commemorative Air Force has just announced that their D-Day veteran Douglas C-47 Skytrain That’s All, Brother has just successfully ran her engines for the first time in many years. This famous aircraft was amongst the first to cross the Normandy beaches on D-Day, leading the main paratrooper force during the Allied invasion of Europe on June 6th, 1944. She is currently under restoration at Basler Turbo Conversion’s facilities in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
There is still much to do before she makes her first flight, but the rebuild team is making clear progress, and it is exciting to see the aircraft pass this important milestone. The CAF composed a short video to celebrate the event, which we include here, along with a few stills from the film to illustrate the piece. If you wish to help contribute to this important project, please be sure to click HERE to find out how you can get involved.