Photographer's Note

This is the C-53D "Sky Trooper" , it is a military version of the DC-3. And Troop Transport Version of the C-47 Dakota.)
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As you know today is the The 70th anniversary of the D-day. They said this plane was there too.

The 6th of June 1944 saw one of the most audacious and heroic wartime operations in the 20th century. Around 156,000 Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy in the biggest sea-borne invasion in military history. Known as Operation Overlord, the Allied mission was clear - to take back France from the invading Germans moving inwards from the coast. Landing on 5 beaches designated with the codenames by which they are still known today: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword, the soldiers stormed the coast from Saint-Marie-du-Mont to Ouistreham, taking thousands of casualties. The ensuing Battle of Normandy lasted for 80 days as the Allies repelled the German forces.

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Additional Photos by Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3724 W: 76 N: 5783] (46528)
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