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AirVenture to feature 40 DC-3s, C-47s

If you happen to be at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh on July 26 you’ll get to see the loose formation arrival of an expected 40 Douglas DC–3 and C–47 aircraft, led by a modern U.S. Air Force C–17 and three of the DC–3s.

The celebration, organized by a group called The Last Time, will assemble during the weekend of July 24 and 25 at Rock Falls, Illinois. It is expected to be the largest formation of DC–3s and their military counterparts since World War II. On D-Day the aircraft were part of an aerial armada totaling 11,000 aircraft.

The Last Time is an organization created for the sole purpose of reuniting flying examples of the Douglas DC–3 and the people associated with them, for one last time. The goal of the organization is to celebrate this aircraft and its people.

Alton Marsh
Alton K. Marsh
Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.

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