I'm very happy to be one of the original Kickstarte
Keep up the good work.
The music of World War II is iconic, and the Andrew Sisters were a major part of the unique music of that remarkable time.
HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY PATTY ANDREWS
Si...nger and entertainer Patty Andrews was the youngest member of the trio the Andrews Sisters, one of America's most popular musical groups of the 1930s and '40s.
Born in Minnesota on February 16, 1918, Patty Andrews was the youngest of the three girls who grew up to achieve fame as the beloved trio the Andrews Sisters. Singing in harmony with her sisters Maxene and LaVerne, she recorded hundreds of songs in swing and boogie-woogie styles from the late 1930s through the mid-1950s.
After the trio disbanded in the late 1960s, Patty Andrews performed as a solo artist. She died in California on January 30, 2013, at age 94.
Source: The Greatest Generations Foundation
A first look at our 2019 itinerary for the Atlantic crossing: lead-up to D-Day 75th Anniversary.
Dear friends, it's about time to show you what it takes for the DC-3's and C-47's from the 'other side' to come to Europe... Starting from Oxford, Connecticut, ...their route to Duxford, UK is about 3.800 miles long, of which the larger part over water... It amounts to over 30 hours of flight time!
Excellent coverage of our first flight in La Manche libre, French Newspaper!
From the upcoming 2019 Feature Documentary, 'That’s All Brother, The Plane That Led The D-Day Invasion’ A Commemorative Airforce / Nik Coleman Television USA LLC co-Production.
The volunteers of the D-Day Squadron will make an epic journey across the ocean with a fleet of American C-47s, each vintage aircraft meticulously restored to f...lying condition. The Squadron will join up with C-47s from Europe and Australia for Daks over Normandy (www.daksovernormandy.com) , a flyover of more than 30 aircraft to drop 250 paratroopers over the shores of Normandy on June 6, 2019, commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The skies will be filled once again with the sight of freedom, and the citizen soldiers and aircraft that helped bring about an end to World War II will be honored in this historic tribute. This entire fleet of warbird aircraft will be on static display at public events in both the United Kingdom and France for the education and enjoyment of people of all ages. Visit www.ddaysquadron.org for more information.
Great article from our friends AOPA
Superfan Walter Chester Todd at Thunder Over Michigan in 2017 ! Can you name the aircraft in the pic?
There are MIRACLES every day, and I am one! Told in 1970 by my diabetes physician, I had 20-25 good years of life ahead of me and yet here I am 48 years later. ...Still teaching and "jumping out of perfectly good airplanes." Being around a bunch of good "Airborne people", talking about the US military and world history in various community settings- colleges, high schools, libraries, museums, and military events. Sadly, I could not be in the military due to my diabetes, but I am "living a dream" doing what I have been doing for the last 24 years now remembering my Veteran relatives and the Airborne veterans of the United States of America! I am by the Rigger in the Red ball-cap on the front row at the Detroit Thunder Over Michigan last September!