GENESEO — The beloved National Warplane Museum has received national recognition from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for restoring a U.S. transport plane that dropped paratroopers over Normandy during the D-Day invasion 71 years ago last week.
According to news partner 13WHAM, the National Warplane Museum received the DAR’s National Historic Preservation Recognition Award during the museum’s board meeting Thursday night. The museum was nominated for the national award by the Irondequoit Chapter of the DAR, whose members presented the honor.
The restored a Douglas C-47 plane affectionately named ‘Whiskey-7,’ is one of the few fully operational planes that dropped soldiers behind German lines the night before the Allied invasion.
Whiskey-7 was flown back to France last year for the 70th anniversary of the invasion and dropped parachutists over Whiskey 7’s original jump zone.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo/Conrad Baker)
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