I was so excited and so honored, I didn't even know what to do. My custodians know that I haven't had time to have as many amazing experiences as the other flags so they gave me a huge assignment. I was to fly into EAA AirVenture 2021 on "That's All Brother", a plane rescued and restored by the Commemorative Air Force. The plane lives in Texas but I was flown to Iowa to catch the ride just before it headed to Oshkosh. Talk about flying in a flying legend!!!!!
Over 75 years ago, on June 6, 1944, That’s All, Brother led the main airborne invasion of Normandy. This was a huge battle in WWII. Piloted by Lt. Col John Donalson, the plane led over 800 C-47s that dropped over 13,000 paratroopers into a battle that changed the course of mankind. Now almost seventy-five years later they discovered it almost in pieces and basically in an airplane junk yard in Wisconsin. As I heard it, they were actually looking for parts to fix up another C-47 when they found what turned out to be this iconic airplane. They got That's All Brother restored in time to participate in several commemorative events in Europe for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and they are now touring so others can see this amazing plane. I feel so honored to have ridden in her and I want to thank the wonderful people at the Commemorative Air Force for the awesome work they do to keep our flying history working and flying and for letting me fly with them..
Just listen to this rumble.