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Restored US WWII D-Day plane arrives in Germany

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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The C-47 'Whiskey 7' makes a pass as it starts the flight for the "Return to Normandy" project being carried out by the Geneseo National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, N.Y.
The C-47 'Whiskey 7' makes a pass as it starts the flight for the "Return to Normandy" project being carried out by the Geneseo National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, N.Y.

GENESEO, N.Y. — A World War II airplane restored by an aviation history group in western New York has arrived in Germany ahead of its scheduled flight during next week's D-Day commemoration events.

The Douglas C-47 transport plane known as Whiskey 7 departed May 15 from the airfield at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo (jen-uh-SEE'-oh), New York.

The five-person crew made the cross-Atlantic journey in just under 24 hours of flight time, landing in Prestwick, Scotland last Tuesday after stopovers in Maine, the Canadian Maritimes, Greenland and Iceland.

After a few days in Britain, Whiskey 7 flew to Germany and is now at Ramstein Air Base. The plane leaves Sunday for Cherbourg, France, where it will take part in Friday's 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy.

Whiskey 7 dropped American paratroopers over Normandy on June 6, 1944.

 
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