BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — This June will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and commemoration events are being held all over the country, with one special event happening right here in Birmingham.
The Southern Museum of Flight, along with the Commemorative Air Force will bring living history to Birmingham with the C-47 “That’s All, Brother” military transport plane, which will be on display.
CBS 42 News Reporter Jessalyn toured the aircraft Tuesday and learned about its history.
According to the Commemorative Air Force, “That’s All, Brother” led over 800 other C-47 aircraft that dropped over 13,000 paratroopers into a battle on D-Day. The command pilot, John Donalson, was the second person to be inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame for his career flying “That’s All, Brother” in the Normandy D-Day invasion.
Thursday afternoon, the historic aircraft took flight. Jessalyn Adams went along for the ride, learning more about the plane’s history. You can watch the full ride in the video below.
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Southern Museum of Flight will host several programs and events featuring the historic “That’s All, Brother” aircraft this June.
For information on how to book a ride on the “That’s All, Brother” click here.