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D-Day Squadron Feature on WTNH

Historic WWII fleet departing from Oxford to Normandy by: Brittany Taylor

Posted: May 17, 2024 / 06:19 PM EDT

Updated: May 17, 2024 / 06:22 PM EDT OXFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A fleet of World War II aircraft will soon depart Connecticut as crews embark on a 2024 legacy tour.

The initiative will commemorate both the 80th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy and the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. 

The D-Day Squadron will take a six-leg flight from Oxford, across the Northern Atlantic, to France as a way of honoring veterans. The transatlantic trip is expected to take six days, use more than 1,600 gallons of fuel and travel nearly 3,000 nautical miles per plane.  Click the link to view the video Photo credit Thomas Lemke.

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