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Historic planes fly over Shenandoah Valley for D-Day

Randi B. Hagi
The Douglas C-53 "Spirit of Benovia" was also part of the flyover.

Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater hosted a flyover midday on Monday to commemorate the 78th anniversary of D-Day. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

[sound of planes approaching, flying overhead]

Four historic planes flew over the valley on Monday – leaving Staunton at 11:30 and passing over Fishersville, Waynesboro, Elkton, and Harrisonburg, and landing at Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater. Two of them, Miss Virginia and Betsy's Biscuit Bomber, were Douglas C-47's – the same model as the warbirds that delivered more than 13,000 paratroopers to the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. They're part of the D-Day Squadron, a fleet of restored military aircraft that conducts commemorative flight displays. Monday marked the 78th anniversary of the Normandy landings and airborne operations.