C-47

C-47 Visit Sept 27 to Oct 1

CAFSoCal to hosted the historic aircraft C-47 Skytrain “that’s all, brother” – Thank you for coming out!

 

 

 

Check back soon for pictures and maybe a video!

 

About the C-47A That’s All, Brother
That’s All, Brother was the C-47A troop carrier aircraft that led the Airborne Invasion on D-Day,
June 6, 1944, carrying 101st Airborne Division paratroopers into France during the D-Day invasion.
The aircraft was named “That’s All, Brother” by the aircrew, who felt it was a fitting message to

Adolf Hitler. Following D-Day, That’s All, Brother” served in Operation Dragoon, Operation Market
Garden, the Relief of Bastogne, and Operation Varsity. After the War, the aircraft was sold as
surplus, and its contribution to history was almost forgotten. In 2015, the Commemorative Air
Force rescued the aircraft from a boneyard, completed a lengthy restoration to get it flying, and
returned it to its World War II configuration. In June 2019, the aircraft returned to England and
France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day (flying over Omaha Beach on June 6, 2019).
The aircraft plans to return to Europe for the 80 th anniversary of D-Day commemorations in June
2024. Visit www.thatsallbrother.org to purchase flights and for more detailed information.
  
About the Commemorative Air Force (CAF):
Through more than six decades of collecting and flying World War II aircraft, with a fleet of over
170 World War II airplanes, the CAF has become the world’s largest flying museum. The aircraft are
assigned to unit locations across the U.S. and are maintained and supported by over 19,000
volunteer members. Nearly all CAF aircraft are kept in flying condition, enabling people to
experience firsthand the sights and sounds of vintage military aircraft in flight. The CAF's mission is
to Educate, Inspire, and Honor through flight and living history experiences. To learn more about
the organization, visit www.CommemorativeAirForce.org.

About the CAF Southern California Wing:
The CAF Southern California Wing is a volunteer organization with members from many different
backgrounds. The wing is dedicated to preserving the history of WWII aircraft for generations to
come. This CAF location is assigned 15 authentic military aircraft maintained and operated by
volunteers. In addition to flying aircraft, the wing has a wide-ranging collection of World War II
artifacts displayed in a Hangar Museum. Current museum opening hours are Friday and Saturday,
10 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM. They are closed on Monday through Thursday and
some holidays. The newly expanded wing, at over 55,000 square feet, includes three hangar
complexes to house their museum, flying aircraft, warbird restorations, and gift shop. The museum
also offers venue rentals. The CAF Southern California Wing is located at the Camarillo Airport at
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Their website is www.CAFSoCal.com, and their phone
number is (805) 482-0064.

2023-10-04T21:09:09-07:00September 13th, 2023|News|

Into Flight Once More – Presentation Video Replay

Thank you all for coming out to our first Presentation for 2023!  

Into Flight Once More: Epic D-Day 75th Anniversary Journey to Normandy

Replay Video Below

The film INTO FLIGHT ONCE MORE brings the history of June 6, 1944 to the present to life through the lens of the C-47 D-Day Squadron and their epic re-creation journey across the North Atlantic to Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.  On Saturday March 4th the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport will host a viewing of this inspirational film, which is narrated by Hollywood star and military supporter Gary Sinise.  

 

 

2023-04-16T13:35:09-07:00February 4th, 2023|News|

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