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A crowd swarms around the “Placid Lassie,” one of four restored World War II C-47s that visited Presque Isle on May 18. (Paula Brewer | The Star-Herald)

World War II planes stop in Presque Isle to start D-Day remembrance journey

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Historic C-47 aircraft landed in Presque Isle on Saturday before heading to Europe to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Planes from the commemorative D-Day Squadron flew in to meet an eager crowd of more than 1,000 people at the Presque Isle International Airport’s General Aviation Terminal yard. C-47s dropped paratroopers […]

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