Oshkosh, Dec 17: A plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War 2 has been saved from a junkyard and is being carefully restored in Wisconsin.
The C-47, called "That's All, Brother," carried the first US paratroopers who were dropped behind German lines at Normandy. The aircraft led the more than 800 other C-47s also carrying paratroopers.
The plane was lost for 70 years and was accidentally discovered by an Air Force historian at the Basler Turbo Conversions junkyard in Oshkosh in 2015.
The historian was researching Col John Donalson, the man who flew the plane on D-Day.
"The airplane is much more than an aircraft. It's a time machine," said Keegan Chetwynd, the curator for the Commemorative Air Force, a nonprofit that works to preserve aircraft.