Where To See The D-Day Flypast in Essex
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, historic aircraft will fly over Essex. Here's where to spot the planes...
Essex is set to mark the auspicious 75th anniversary of D-Day with a series of extraordinary celebrations.
On Wednesday 5th June, Essex residents will be lucky enough to witness a flypast by Second World War planes. More than 35 Douglas DC-3/C-47 planes will fly over Essex as they make their way from the Imperial War Museum in Duxford to Caen-Capriquet Airport in Normandy. They are expected to fly over the iconic Southend Pier at 2.29pm. However, this is subject to weather conditions and the route may change on the day.
The majority of the aircraft that have been confirmed are from the US, but there will be three British planes in the group, namely the C-47 N473DC, the C47 ZA947 Kwicherbichen and the C-47 N147DC.
The Mayor of Southend, Cllr John Lamb, said: “This year marks 75 years since the D-Day landings, so we will be encouraging our residents and veterans to see the flyover, which promises to be a once-in-a lifetime opportunity."