C- 47 That’s All Brother

Photo by Commemorative Air Force

C-47 That’s All, Brother Restoration Update

By Stephen Chapis Prior to 2015, That’s All, Brother, the Douglas C-47 that led the entire airborne operation in Operation Overlord was thought to have been lost to history.  However, when Basler Turbo Conversions heard from a researcher that one of their recent acquisitions was in fact That’s All, Brother, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) struck a deal with Basler[Read More…]

Another view of That's All Brother undergoing restoration. (photo by Ryne Treatch)

That’s All,Brother – Fundraising Update

As most WarbirdsNews readers well know, the Commemorative Air Force’s efforts to obtain and restore the lead C-47A Skytrain from the D-Day invasion is progressing very well indeed. The Kickstarter campaign realized its original goal of US$75,000 for the acquisition cost just over a day after its initiation, and we are happy to announce that the program has passed the US$250,000[Read More…]

CAF Announces $250K Stretch Goal to Restore Historic C-47 to Flying Condition

CAF Announces $250K Stretch Goal to Restore Historic C-47 to Flying Condition

PRESS RELEASE – After successfully securing the $75,000 needed to rescue That’s All, Brother, the plane the led the D-Day invasion, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has set a new stretch goal to raise $250,000 on Kickstarter to support restoration and education efforts. The plane will be a signature part of the nonprofit’s collection of 162 historic aircraft, its national[Read More…]

That's All, Brrother now ( Photo by Jim Koepnick)

Help Save the C-47 that Led D-Day Invasion

PRESS RELEASE – The transport aircraft that led the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France more than 70 years ago has been rediscovered in an aircraft boneyard in Wisconsin.  Believed lost to history, the airplane was slated to be cut apart and remanufactured as a modern turbo-prop.  The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is launching a Kickstarter funding campaign to save and[Read More…]