Douglas C-47's & 70th anniversary D-Day
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The 70th anniversary of the 6.6.1944 D-Day invasion at Normandy brought a gathering of Douglas C-47's and DC-3's to Cherbourg.
Although published as an air show at Cherbourg - Maupertus Airport on 04 + 05 + 06 June 2014, this was found to be a hoax, a fiasco, as there was no program, no information and most of all no access beyond the fence. So no visits to the aircraft.
For more information on the aircraft, such as history details of the airframe, see my first page on this event.

 

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
Douglas C-47A PH-PBA (c/n 19434)

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
The DDA DC-3 and the Breitling DC-3 did most of the flying on June 5th, hopefully with many paying passengers.

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
Douglas DC-3-227B HB-IRJ (c/n 2204).

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

 

 

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
Douglas C-47A OY-BPB ('K-682', c/n 20019) of 'Foreningen for Flyvende Museumsfly' and
Douglas C-53C Skytrooper OH-LCH (c/n 6346) of 'DC Association/Airveteran Ltd.'

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
Douglas C-47A F-BBBE (c/n 9172) 'Dakota et Compagnie', in vintage Air France colors.

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
Douglas C-53D LN-WND (c/n 11750) of 'Dakota Norway'.

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
Douglas C-53D LN-WND (c/n 11750) side by side with DC-3C N74589 (c/n 9926).

 

 

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
Douglas C-47A N345AB '330652' (c/n 13803), nicknamed 'Whiskey 7'

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
It was difficult here at Cherbourg-Maupertus to make decent photos.

 

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
The crew of C-47A 'Whiskey 7'.

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-Day memorial, Cherbourg 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
The Round Canopy paratroopers line up for boarding.

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

 

 

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
One of two Douglas C-47's that made the trans-Atlantic crossing to participate in this WW2 70th
anniversary of the D-Day invasion on the Normandy beaches in 1944: N74589, c/n 9926.

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
N74589 'sees' N473DC 'Drag-'em-Oot' taxi to its parking spot.

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
I have a dedicated page on N473DC (ex/ N5813B) 'Drag-'em-Oot', please check HERE..

 

 

 

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014
Modern military transport were here too: the Lockheed Hercules (in its versatility a worthy follow up to the C-47)

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

D-day Memorial at Cherbourg, june 2014

 

 

 

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