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D-Day Doll lands in Southern Arizona

A historic aircraft made a pit stop in Southern Arizona, on Wednesday.

The D-Day Doll landed at the Tucson International Airport before it heads to Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Officials say the WWII-era plane flew three missions that day.

Those who fly it now are dedicated to sharing the history of the C-53D Skytrooper.

“The most exciting thing about it is the history behind it,” said William Prosser the Wing Leader of the Inland Empire Wing. “When you walk in and out of that door you realize and 18-year-old kid 75 years ago went out that door and into harm’s way. That’s what really brings it home.”

The plane will make a few other stops while overseas. The aircraft will be in Germany for the 70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift and take off to France for the Paris Air Show.


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