The Snafu Special
Veteran of world war II and from all the main airborne operations in ETO (Neptune - Dragoon - Market - Repulse - Varsity), C-47 #43-15073 was left behind on Rajlovac airfield, near Sarajevo, in Bosnia since 1994 when she was grounded by machine gun fire.
On the beginning of 2007, the members of the Merville Battery Association learn her existence and begin to research on her history.Merville Dakota Association
is created for the priority purpose: 'Saving C-47 #43-15073'.
The Team 'Snafu Special' have left Normandy on 15 november 2007 for the begining of the operation.
From the launching of the operation on 15 November 2007 to the ceremony marking her come back in Normandy on 7 June 2008, this is the photographic album of the adventure.
|You can also be part of the operation 'Saving C-47 #43-15073' by making a donation to the 'Merville Dakota' Association and save this great veteran.