Brevard News

Valiant Air Command D-Day Event Today Features C-47 ‘Tico Belle’ That Dropped Paratroopers into Normandy

Now, almost 75 years ago, on June 5, 1944, at about 2300 hours the Valiant Air Command’s Tico Belle, along with hundreds like her at other airfields all over southern England, was at Station 469 – Ramsbury in the UK as members of the 82nd Airbourne Division boarded C-47s and gliders for the assault on Hitler’s “Fortress Europe.” […]