“Tico Belle” – a hero

Tico belle war bird


The C-47 Tico Belle is a massively historic plane and the only one of it’s kind in the world. This very plane is a world war two veteran who took part in some highly significant events which ensured our freedom as it is today. She was flown to England at the hight of the war in 1944. Tico Belle flew over the Normandy Invasion ( think Saving Private Ryan), Cherbourg, Arnhem, Bastogne and Berlin. This plane flew in  some of the most brutal battles of world war 2.

It amazes me how the original plane still exists in it’s full glory. ( I will be uploading some in flight photos to go with this post soon)

 

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