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Daks over Normandy -- 75 commemoration 2019

Unread post by KZNChris » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:34 pm

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https://www.daksovernormandy.com/

D-Day History
June the 6th 1944. Without a doubt one of the most important dates in modern history.
It marks the date on which almost 160.000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches to start the liberation of Western-Europe. The assault was preceded by 24.000 troops who parachuted in or came by glider. The most important aircraft to support the airborne assault was formed by over 800 Douglas C-47 Skytrains (Dakotas). These winged work horses carried the brunt of all men into battle across the English Channel and may well be called the “Unsung Heroes”. In June 2019 the D-Day Invasion will see her 75th commemoration. It will most probably be the very last large commemoration of this historic day.

Wonder if any old SA Bats are attending ?
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To jump out of one of these aircraft on such a day -- would I guess be worth a kidney --or -- a left ball -- or BOTH
IF you were there on June 6th 1944 THAT is what you might have had to offer up !
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Re: Daks over Normandy -- 75 commemoration 2019

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Re: Daks over Normandy -- 75 commemoration 2019

Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:55 pm

KZNChris wrote:
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https://www.daksovernormandy.com/aircraft/

WHERE are the SA Daks ?
Mostly exported :(
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Re: Daks over Normandy -- 75 commemoration 2019

Unread post by StressMerchant » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:14 am

Any idea if any Daks in SA were actually used in the D-Day operations? I think one was, but it's not longer flying.
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