Help Get Historical C-47 Flying


One of the most historically significant airplanes in the world, That's All, Brother — a C-47 that the led a mass formation during the D-Day invasion — was recently found in a boneyard in Wisconsin. Not knowing the significance of the airplane, a company in Wisconsin planned to convert it to a turboprop. But a researcher realized that the airplane was, in fact, That's All, Brother, and the Commemorative Air Force was given the opportunity to purchase the airplane.

In order to raise the funds necessary to save That's All, Brother from its new fate as a turboprop, the CAF initiated a Kickstarter campaign. The month-long campaign was launched just a few days ago and met its original target of $75,000 in just two days, making it one of the top 10 most successful Kickstarter campaigns to date. While the airplane now has reemerged from the depths of history, the CAF is hoping to raise around $250,000 to return it to its original state and flying condition.

That's All, Brother led a mass formation of about 800 airplanes that dropped around 13,000 paratroopers on the shores of France on D-Day. Read more about the airplanes of D-Day here.

To contribute to the campaign, go to

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Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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