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Restored WWII transport plane that dropped US paratroopers on D-Day heading back to France
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:05 PM EDT
A World War II transport plane that dropped American paratroopers on Normandy has departed a western New York airfield for D-Day's 70th anniversary commemoration in France.
The twin-propeller plane known as Whiskey 7 is one of several C-47s scheduled to be part of the D-Day anniversary, with parachutists made up of active and retired military personnel scheduled to be dropped over the plane's original jump zone.
Five pilots will take turns flying the plane to Europe.