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Plane Savers / Buffalo Airways DC-3 D-Day Restoration

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Special scheme applied to a Douglas DC-3/C-47 (Military Version) restored by Plane Savers and Buffalo Airways to commemorate 75 years since D-day..

The aircraft was built in January 1944 by Douglas Aircraft Company at their plant in Oklahoma City. S/N 12253, C-47A-5-DK, tail number 42-92451. The RAF registration FZ668 was subsequently assigned to her when she was based in Europe. The Night before D-Day on June 5th 1944, FZ668, this Dakota, took off at 23:20 as one of a fleet of 108 RAF C-47s whose mission was to neutralize the German forces behind the beaches to be used for the landings. Her crew was F/O Nicholl, F/O Dale, F / s Marsden and Sgt Caves.

On board FZ668, bearing the chalk number 253 for this operation, twelve 20-pound bombs, "a small surprise for the troops defending the coast in France" as it was referred to in the operation log of the squadron, were dropped when crossing the French coast. Seventeen paratroopers jumped at around 00:50 on DZ "K" located near Toufreville that morning on D-Day. 
Their objective was to destroy the bridges over the Dive River. The paratroopers were split into two groups and met strong German resistance. The bridges were destroyed by engineers and the battle for the liberation of Europe began. FZ668 landed safely back at Blakehill Farm at 3:10. On top of D-Day this Aircraft also flew 5 mission during the operation Market-Garden.

After the war, she was purchased by Canadair, converted as DC-3C and flew for Trans-Canada Airlines as CF-TER
During the 70's she was acquired by Transport Canada who flew her until the early 90'S as CF-DTD.

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Mark, JAI model?
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Neat! I like it.You even have the hamburger door!

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Victory103 wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 22:14
Mark, JAI model?
It is Chris yes! :)

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