Valor Studios and D-Day Squadron Working Together to Put Historic Warbirds Over Normandy
Oxford, CT – September 24, 2018 – The D-Day Squadron announced the addition of further corporate support to its efforts to return a full squadron of World War II C-47s (known as the “Gooney Bird” or “Dakota”) to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Valor Studios will be bolstering The D-Day Squadron’s efforts by offering four limited addition prints with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to the effort to fly 21 restored aircraft along the original route across the North Atlantic to participate in multiple events on June 2-5, 2019 at Duxford Airfield in the United Kingdom and from June 5-9, 2019 at Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Normandy, France.
"It's our honor to team up with the D-Day Squadron. Reading about history is one thing but seeing it fly overhead will be unforgettable," declared Erica Makos, Sales Manager for Valor Studios. The artwork offered by the studio will include special D-Day Squadron pricing, autographs from actual World War II veterans, and provide the history behind each special print.
"I am extremely honored that Valor Studios has offered to support our mission by offering their wonderful prints,” stated Moreno Aguiari, Executive Director of the D-Day Squadron. “In the same spirit of D-Day, different groups and organizations are joining us to honor The Greatest Generation. That generation is quickly leaving us, and we need to pay tribute in every way we can. These prints are signed by those men whose bravery brought about an end to World War II, and this effort ensures that the memory and significance of our veterans is appreciated well into the future.”
About the D-Day Squadron The D-Day Squadron is the part of the Tunison Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In June 2019, the D-Day Squadron will lead an American fleet of historic, restored C-47 World War II military aircraft in Daks Over Normandy, a flyover of more than 30 international aircraft to drop 250 paratroopers over the original 1944 drop zones in Normandy commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The event will honor the citizen soldiers of the War, whose bravery led the Allies to the liberation of France, and then to an end of the devastating War in Europe. The Squadron’s education program takes the compelling story of the citizen soldier to audiences at airshows and events off the flight line to honor these brave Americans and ensure their memory and significance is appreciated for generations to come. The group’s efforts are funded through the generous tax-deductible contribution of their supporters. Learn more at DDaySquadron.org.
About Valor Studios Based in Denver, Valor Studios is a top publisher of military & aviation artwork, with many of their works being hand autographed by the very veteran heroes depicted in the scenes. In operation since 1999, their limited-edition artwork can be found in the collections of history enthusiasts across the globe, including US presidents, generals, rock stars, royalty, and more!