VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MANIC MONDAY MELTDOWN Watch WJZ-TV On Monday, Nov. 24 For The Mammoth Manic Monday Meltdown 2014 Starting At 5 a.m.


Historic Plane On Display At Frederick Airport

View Comments
(Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

(Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A plane that flew paratroopers into France on D-Day is on display at the Frederick Municipal Airport.

The Frederick News-Post reports the C-47 Skytrain arrived Sunday morning and will be at the airport through Wednesday. The aircraft carried 17 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division behind enemy lines and dropped them at Saint Mere Eglise.

Tours of the plane cost $2 per person. Pilot Naomi Wadsworth says the funds will be used to help maintain the aircraft, which costs about $1,000 an hour to fly.

The plane is part of the 1941 Historic Air Group of Geneseo, N.Y.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,421 other followers