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.

For extended video from the flight, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.