Historic WWII C-47 plane that flew in Normandy invasion takes flight over LI Sound

A historic World War II plane that flew in the Normandy invasion 70 years ago made a trip over the Long Island Sound today. Over

The original WWII plane flew 70 years ago

The original WWII plane flew 70 years ago in the Normandy invasion. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

FARMINGDALE - A historic World War II plane that flew in the Normandy invasion 70 years ago made a trip over the Long Island Sound today.

Over 30 people boarded the C-47 plane out of Republic Airport for the flight.

Many present were with family members who have served and were hoping to understand what it felt like to be a paratrooper.

Each participant on the plane was assigned a real name and number of a D-Day trooper.

The C-47 is now on display at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale.

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