Live with Dave Hamilton!
Dave piloted a C-47 into Normandy on D-Day carrying as he calls it a “stick” of paratroopers into the battle. During a webinar today, he recounted his experiences from signing on to fly, crossing the Atlantic to his station in Europe, to participating in the Normany invasion and the Battle of Bastogne. He describes his experiences of dodging anti-aircraft fire, landing back at his base with badly damaged aircraft, and taking off again in a plane quilted with metal patches.
The webinar was made possible by Moreno Aguiari who is one of the organizers of next week’s extravaganza to commemmorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day.
On April 27 and 28, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will host the 16th Annual WWII Heritage Days at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City. Besides vintage aircraft, vehicles, and WWII re-enactors, the event promises to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for many to meet veterans of WWII and even to fly on one of the beautifully restored aircraft.
Moreno is also responsible for organizing a very special event on the anniversary of D-Day this year. The D-Day Squadron will make an epic journey from the US to Europe with a fleet of meticulously restored C-47. The squadron will be joined by C-47s from Europe and Australia for “Daks Over Normandy” a flyover of more than thirty aircraft to drop 250 paratroopers over the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 2019.
Learn more about the effort and how you can participate and contribute to this remarkable event at http://ddaysquadron.org.
You can also contact Moreno directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.