- January 24, 2015
With my Classic Harley Club, we drive out every year to Normandy/ France in the first week of June for the commemoration of D-Day (6th of June). It brought us over the years to many museums and as Dakota Hunter, I do business with some of them. Many museums have bought Dakota’s for static show display at their museum premises and they need instruments and interiors for the aircraft’s completion. The “Batteries de Merville” museum traced an authentic D-Day veteran C-47 in Yugoslavia and with help of Ambassadors, they could bring the aircraft back to the Normandy battle grounds. It was the original “Snafu Special” and with that peculiar name, many war time photos and history of this aircraft could be found. What they missed was the yoke in the cockpit, by sheer coincidence I had one, taken from a drug runner DC-3 in Colombia. We brought that part with us in order to complete this Legendary aircraft. You can read all details in the book.