During World War II there was a war plane called the “C-53 Skytrooper”, throughout the years it’s been able to gain the nickname D-Day Doll. After a year of this old classic plane being out of commission it has finally returned to the skies for test flights. The plane was able to be seen above the Riverside Municipal Airport which is just outside of Riverside County, California.
This particularly plane has had more history than most. The body itself saw three airdrops during D-Day and countless other missions before the war’s most notable battle. It’s been in countless WWII Remake Movies and now as it embarks on almost being seventy years old it stands as a visual treat for airshows. This plane is taken all across Northern America & Pilot Harrison will fly the plane above the crowd of viewers.
The D-Day Doll is being taken to the Miramar Air Show in San Diego, California in the next few days. Crowds will have the opportunity to view the olive-green paint that still remains the same as it did upon leaving the factory. They’ll also be able to see the Pin up D-day Doll Girl on its nose which was added back in 2001 when the plane was donated to the Army Air Corps.
Most of the events that this plane attends are free of charge. The Army Air Corps uses whichever donations it’s able to receive for better causes & the occasional restoration of the C-53 Skytrooper. Hopefully this plane makes it for another seventy years.