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C-47 That’s All, Brother Takes to Skies After Restoration

February 1, 2018 - The Commemorative Air Force’s Douglas C-47 That’s All, Brother, which led the D-Day invasion into Normandy in 1944, made its first post-restoration flight on Wednesday, January 31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

After Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh received a call from the U.S. Air Force saying it believed Basler was in possession of this historic aircraft, Basler verified the serial number and made an agreement to sell the aircraft to the CAF. As part of the sale, Basler agreed to complete a full restoration of That’s All, Brother, to its original D-Day configuration.

The CAF estimates that by the time its complete, more than 22,000 restoration man-hours will have been spent on the aircraft. The goal is to have That’s All, Brother fully airworthy in time to fly back to France in 2019 as part of the 75th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day invasion. Read more >>

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