On the night of June 5th, 1944, a C-47 paratrooper aircraft, nicknamed That’s All, Brother took off from England, heading in the early hours of June 6th, to drop Allied fighting men into Normandy, to clear a passage for the tens of thousands of troops lying off the coast.
Despite surviving dozens more missions, post war she disappeared. The C-47 that led the invasion armada was either destroyed in Europe, shipped home and broken for parts, or worse still, scrapped and smelted like thousands of other surplus aircraft.
A chance discovery in 2015 led a scramble to save the aircraft, after standing for decades forgotten in a scrapyard. This documentary, 3 years in production, traces the incredible story of an American icon, it’s reconstruction & hazardous Transatlantic mission to honor America’s fallen in Europe. From the RTS Award nominated makers of hit series ‘Plane Resurrection’, “That’s All, Brother” is the epic story of the people and places this aircraft has touched both during it’s wartime service, and it’s incredible technical and emotional journey back to the skies.
That’s All, Brother now faces a final battle. Can she really be restored? Will a fragile 75 year old aircraft fly again, survive a grueling Atlantic crossing, and can the restorers fulfil their ambitious dream of flying over the Normandy beaches on the 75th D-Day Anniversary, June 6th, 2019 as a final tribute to the survivors and the fallen?
With unparalleled access to this priceless one of a kind aircraft, the programme reveals the astonishing untold history of the plane that led the main airborne D-Day invasion, the heroes who flew her and flew in her, and her salvation by the Commemorative Air Force.
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