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Miss Montana headed to Normandy for 75th D-Day anniversary

May 20, 2019

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A vintage plane restored by volunteers in Montana is on its way to France to participate in ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The Missoulian reports that the 75-year-old Dakota DC-3 known as Miss Montana took off Sunday with a crew of six. The plane circled Missoula once and then made a low pass over the airport as spectators waved before it headed east.

The plane spent the night in Wichita, Kansas and will make a series of stops on its way to Normandy.

The plan is to drop 15 or more parachutists as part of the international D-Day commemoration. Then the plane is scheduled to head to Germany to take part in events marking the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.

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Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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