Florida warbirds heading to DC, part 2, C-47 “Placid Lassie”

For the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover happening in Washington, DC on 25 September will see 2 aircraft from the state of Florida. And best of all, they are veterans of World War 2. This is the last article on these amazing aircraft.

The Tunison Foundation will be flying its C-47 “Placid Lassie” as part of this flyover. This aircraft flew as part of D-Day in June 1945 dropping troops on St Mere-Eglise and other missions during the invasion. Other missions included Operation Market-Garden (Airborne invasion of Holland) and the Relief of Bastogne (the Battle of the Bulge).

After her wartime service, she flew passengers or cargo, with West Coast Airlines, Saber Cargo Airlines and Express Air Cargo. The aircraft was abandoned but in 2010, she made airworthy again.

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