History of 101st Airborne comes alive with vintage aircraft at Clarksville Regional Airport
, 2022-08-29 07:00:00,
CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) flew into Clarksville Regional Airport Monday with a vintage Douglas C-47 aircraft. This particular plane was the first aircraft to take paratroopers with the 101st Airborne Division into France on June 6, 1944, for the D-Day invasion.
Andy Maag, a pilot and volunteer with the CAF, said the plane sitting at the airport, named “That’s All Brother,” led the main airborne invasion and was the first of the 802 C-47’s on D-Day crossing the English Channel carrying over 13,000 paratroopers.
Maag said the mission of CAF is to educate, inspire, and honor. “We fly these aircraft as a living history tribute to all of the brave men who fought for us in World War II, and all of the men and women who helped to support the war effort.”
The Commemorate Air Force, a nonprofit organization, is the world’s largest flying museum with more than 170 aircraft all over the U.S. and in other countries. The CAF will be at the Clarksville Regional Airport, 200 Airport Road, through Wednesday, Aug. 31 offering tours and flights.
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