GOOD NEWS Historic WWII Plane That Led D-Day Invasion Saved By Kickstarter Campaign
A historic World War II plane is getting a new lease on life thanks to a Kickstarter campaign.
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain was part of a fleet of 800 that carried paratroopers behind enemy lines on D-Day.
The aircraft's name, "That's All, Brother," was a personal message to Hitler.
71 years after D-Day, it ended up in a scrap heap in Wisconsin. That's when the Dallas-based non-profit Commemorative Air Force found it and launched a bid to save it.
"As the generation that lived through World War II sadly passes away, the aircraft can really help us tell their story and keep their message and values alive," executive director of the CAF Adam Smith said.
In just 24 hours, the Kickstarter campaign met its goal of $75,000, and now the real work of restoring "That's All, Brother" begins.
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