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D-Day Aeroplanes Pass Through Reykjavík

By Yelena

Photo: Jan Hendrik de Wit / Wikimedia Commons. World War II aircraft “That’s All, Brother”.

One of the most notable aeroplanes in aviation history, which led the invasion of Normandy, was at Reykjavík City Airport yesterday, Vísir reports. The plane, which bears the name “That’s All, Brother,” led 800 other aircraft during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, with a total of 13,000 paratroopers on board.

The aircraft, along with four other World War II aircraft, is on its way to North America through Iceland after taking part in commemorations across Europe to mark the 80th anniversary of the invasion that changed the course of the war. The planes were exhibited at commemorative events in the UK, France, Germany, and Italy and were flown to all those destinations.

One of the planes passing through Iceland on the commemorative tour is around 83 years old and could be the oldest aircraft ever to have been flown to the country. The occasion may be one of the last to see WWII aircraft in Iceland, as keeping aircraft from the era operational will only become more difficult over time.

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