Restored WWII aircraft from the U.S. to commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy – USA TODAY

Restored WWII aircraft from the U.S. to commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy  USA TODAY

A contingent of World War II-era aircraft left the United States on May 19 to make the trek to Normandy for the 75th D-Day anniversary on June 6. A group of more than a dozen aircraft from the D-Day Squadron – which includes restored Douglas DC-3 and C-47 planes – is expected to fly in formation with counterparts from across Europe in a historic crossing of the English Channel into Normandy, France. Eric Zipkin, a founder of the squadron who spoke to USA TODAY before the trip began, said the effort has been five years in the making. He said the contingent that will participate in "Daks Over...