Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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The C-47 And D-Day

The C-47 And D-Day

Yesterday over Palm Springs, a C-47 painted with the D-Day invasion stripes. The alternating black and white stripes were for easy identification by the Allies during the Normandy landings 70 years ago. The Palm Springs Air Museum flew their C-47 “What’s Up Doc” in honor of that anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history. Can you imagine the sky being filled with over 1,000 C-47’s dropping 13,000 paratroopers and towing assault gliders!

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