In 1959 the C-47 Club was formed as a vehicle to bring WW2 82nd troopers together for sport parachuting and other activities.
The C-47 Club at this time was called the “Old Tymers” Club. The club held annual meets at the Orange Parachuting Center located at Orange, Massachusetts.
Later in the mid-1960s (1964), as result of the historical 20th anniversary of Normandy, the club was enlarged for the purpose of providing an organizational vehicle for 82nd WW2 troopers to increase activities, particularly in connection with the subject events as the numerous WW2 anniversary reunions inEurope. At this time the term C-47 was utilized as the club’s symbol.
Since 1964 the Club carried the historical legacy of the 82nd Airborne campaigns and battles and that of its WW2 troopers. The club was the vehicle that initiated C-47 Club chapters and programs in the United Kingdom,France,Holland and Belgium. The club is immensely proud to have initiated and sponsored the famous stained glass window dedicated to the airborne and D-Day found in the Sainte Mere Eglise church in Normandy; the Liberation Museum in Groesbeek, Holland and the Ridgeway-Gavin section of the La Gleize 1944 Museum in the Ardennes, Belgium.
The Club promotes gatherings and reunions each year. Events and social contacts are made with the Club’s chapters and associations annually. Plans to bring the Club together will continue to be a focus.
Preserving history also means preserving the documentation of the C-47 Club.
You will find here the entire collection of C-47 Club flyers from the beginning until 2009. Just click on the title to view the flyer (All in PDF Format!)
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