The D-Day Squadron
One Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakota flying across the Atlantic is impressive. A dozen or more planes is nothing short of extraordinary !
The D-Day Squadron is an effort by North American based Dakotas to attend the June 2019 Daks over Normandy event. We plan to have an entire squadron of Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakotas in attendance for what will without a doubt be a once in our lifetime and unequalled event. This project is spearheaded by the crew of Placid Lassie who flew her from the United States of America for the 70th Anniversary. Placid Lassie’s crew is actively recruiting capable aircraft and crews and will arrange the logistics for this epic Atlantic crossing. The initial plan is to assemble and depart from the North-east United States in early May, 2019.
The group is negotiating group rates on insurance, survival equipment and support services.
Resources such as spare parts and formation training will be shared too so as to operate most efficiently.
If you are interested in having your aircraft participate in this once in a lifetime event, please email Eric Zipkin at or Moreno Aguiari at