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Gooney-Bird / Dakota C-47s
Aircraft 42-92841
Played A Significant Role

Pilots-Eye View
of the cockpit controls in a C47 aircraft show how spartan the instrumentation was in those days.

Turf Sport Special
reads the nose art on Tail Nr 42-92841.  This restored aircraft appears as she looked on D-Day, complete with the famed "invasion stripes" employed to distinguish Allied aircraft that flew men and supplies into Normandy.  See manifest for Chalk 19

Special Spot
for the Turf Sport Special.  After a complete restoration, she now is on display as a featured museum piece.

U.S. Transports In Invasion Exercises
C47 Tail Nr 42-68840 tows a Horsa glider, both played a role in the invasion.
Read about the post-war reunion of E Company men with this aircraft.
Following His Father's Footsteps -
On 23 August 2017, more than 73 years after his father jumped from this plane on D-Day, Leon Tetherton. of England, meets the Turn Sport Special
The Man and The Manifest
   His father's photo in one and and the aircraft manifest in the other, Leon sits in the seat once occupied by his father.
[read tale of Leon tracing his heritage]

Troop Carrier Pilots
pose with Leon in front of the Turf Sport Special

Significant Signatures
earlier visits by George Shenkle memorialized with their handwriting

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