Airplane used in D-Day invasion headed for Normandy 75 years later
BRIGHTON, Colo. -- The mission starts bright and early Wednesday morning. Colorado pilot Brandon Jewett will leave his Brighton airstrip, embarking on his most ambitious adventure yet: a 5,000 mile trek to Europe in a vintage airplane that played an important role in history. His old DC-3 (or C-47, as the military called it) ferried paratroopers across the English Channel on June 6, 1944, to take part in the Normandy invasion.