Wish the last living D-Day Pathfinder Pilot a Happy 101st Birthday
Dallas, TX (May 12, 2023) - Lt. Col. David Hamilton is America’s last living Pathfinder pilot who flew on D-Day. He will celebrate his 101st birthday on July 20, 2023. Please help wish him a very happy birthday by sending him a birthday card. The CAF will deliver all the cards to him at his birthday celebration. Cards must be received by July 1. No gifts please! Please send cards to:
Hamilton was one of the first pilots to enter enemy airspace on D-Day. His mission was to drop Pathfinders from the 82nd Airborne Division before the main airborne invasion. A Pathfinder himself, Hamilton later dropped paratroopers during Operation Dragoon in Southern France and Operation Market Garden over Holland. Hamilton continued his service as a bomber pilot during the Korean War.
CAF Oral History of David Hamilton:
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