GENESEO – A member of the Liberty Jump team captured the moment that he jumped from the National Warplane Museum’s flying historical treasure, Whiskey-7, just as paratroopers did over Normandy on D-Day, 1944.
The team performed a demonstration at the Westfield International Airshow, held at Barnes Air National Guard Base.
Whiskey-7 will continue to be busy this airshow season. She will be a prized guest at Thunder Over Michigan, one of the nation’s major airshows, on Labor Day weekend and participate in the world’s biggest mass-paratrooper drop.
Whiskey-7 will be in good company. Several C-47’s will fly alongside her, just as they did in the D-Day invasion, which she led.
She will also participate in airshows in Lancaster and Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
She will be the centerpiece of Living History Day on Sept. 30, where the National Warplane Museum will offer rides at the end of a true-to-life briefing on a drop mission over Normandy.