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Memories from the Ghost Squadron

As September closes and October is ushered in, people’s thoughts turn to the holiday season, especially that of Halloween. Considering this holiday, I felt it was appropriate to write about a plane in what is known as “The Ghost Squadron”. This “Ghost Squadron” or Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of future generations about the World War 2 generation and inspire them to do great things. At the heart of who they are is to honor the Greatest Generation for giving everything for our freedom. One of the main ways the “Ghost Squadron” accomplishes this is by maintaining and flying the aircraft that our airmen flew. Hence, “Ghost Squadron” as they allow the past to visit the present at every hangar, museum, and tour stop.

One of their most recent additions to the Squadron is the aircraft known as “That’s All Brother” a C-47 that led the main paratrooper drop over Normandy in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944. Once the war was over, That’s All Brother returned to the states and was used in the civilian world before being sold for scrap and abandoned in an airplane boneyard in Wisconsin. Thanks to some keen observation work on the part of the Air Force, this