Dakotas passing over Southend

Flypast of Dakotas on 75th Anniversary of D-Day on 5th June 2019

These pictures were taken from Benfleet (notice the Water Tower) on the day that up to 35 Dakota aircraft (Douglas DC-3/C-47 ) flew from the Imperial War Museum in Duxford to Caen-Capriquet Airport in Normandy. The flight took place on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on 5th June 2019.

Note: The distance from where I took the photos to the Water Tower is about 1 mile and to where the planes flew over Canvey Island Point about 4 miles.

Lead Dakotas passing over Canvey Island as seen from South Benfleet
Phil Coley
Dakotas passing in distance from South Benfleet Water Tower
Phil Coley
Dakotas passing over Canvey as seen from South Benfleet
Phil Coley
Dakota passing in distance with South Benfleet Water Tower in foreground
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