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The War Eagles Air Museum at Dona Ann Airport to host historic World War II aircraft. The C-47A Skytrain troop transport named That’s All, Brother is the airplane that led the Allies’ main airborne invasion over Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the B-25 Mitchell bomber named Yellow Rose. Visitors can tour and fly on That’s All, Brother, and Yellow Rose. Flights are approximately 30 minutes long and may be purchased in advance online.
WHERE: War Eagles Air Museum
8012 Airport Rd
Santa Teresa, NM, 88008
WHEN: Tuesday - Thursday, October 3 – 5, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – That’s All, Brother ground and cockpit tours
Friday – Monday, October 6 - 9, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – That’s All Brother and Yellow Rose ground and cockpit tours and flights. Both aircraft will be available for ground and cockpit tours when not operating flights.
ABOUT THE EVENT Aircraft Tours are included with paid admission to War Eagles Air Museum. Living history flight experience rides in That’s All, Brother are $275 per passenger and start at $445 per passenger in Yellow Rose.
About the C-47A That’s All, Brother
That’s All, Brother was the C-47A troop carrier aircraft that led the Airborne Invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944, carrying 101st Airborne Division paratroopers into France during the D-Day invasion. The aircraft was named “That’s All, Brother” by the aircrew, who felt it was a fitting message to Adolf Hitler. Following D-Day, That’s All, Brother” served in Operation Dragoon, Operation Market Garden, the Relief of Bastogne, and Operation Varsity. After the War, the aircraft was sold as surplus, and its contribution to history was almost forgotten. In 2015, the Commemorative Air Force rescued the aircraft from a boneyard, completed a lengthy restoration to get it flying, and returned it to its World War II configuration. In June 2019, the aircraft returned to England and France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day (flying over Omaha Beach on June 6, 2019). The aircraft plans to return to Europe for the 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations in June 2024.
Visit www.thatsallbrother.org to purchase flights and for more detailed information.
About the Commemorative Air Force (CAF):
Through more than six decades of collecting and flying World War II aircraft, with a fleet of over 170 World War II airplanes, the CAF has become the world’s largest flying museum. The aircraft are assigned to unit locations across the U.S. and are maintained and supported by over 19,000 volunteer members. Nearly all CAF aircraft are kept in flying condition, enabling people to experience firsthand the sights and sounds of vintage military aircraft in flight. The CAF's mission is to Educate, Inspire, and Honor through flight and living history experiences. To learn more about the organization, visit www.CommemorativeAirForce.org.