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Commemorative Air Force offers tours of historic Word War II plane in Modesto
WWI plane
The C-47A Skytrain troop transport named “That’s All, Brother”.”

 MODESTO  — Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Central California Valley Squadron at the Modesto City-County Airport will host a historic World War II aircraft.

is the airplane that led the Allies’ main airborne invasion over Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.  

Visitors can tour and fly on That’s All, Brother” Tuesday, Sept. 19 through Thursday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Aircraft Tour donation is $10 per adult or $20 per family.

The aircraft was named “That’s All, Brother” by the aircrew, who felt it was a fitting message to Adolf Hitler. 

 Following D-Day, That’s All, Brother” served in Operation Dragoon, Operation Market Garden, the Relief of Bastogne, and Operation Varsity. After the War, the aircraft was sold as surplus, and its contribution to history was almost forgotten.  In 2015, the Commemorative Air Force rescued the aircraft from a boneyard, completed a lengthy restoration to get it flying, and returned it to its World War II configuration.

In June 2019, the aircraft returned to England and France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day (flying over Omaha Beach on June 6, 2019). The aircraft plans to return to Europe for the 80th anniversary of D-Day commemorations in June 2024. Visit  for more detailed information.

  Through more than six decades of collecting and flying World War II aircraft, with a fleet of over 170 World War II airplanes, the CAF has become the world’s largest flying museum.

The aircraft are assigned to unit locations across the U.S. and are maintained and supported by over 19,000 volunteer members. Nearly all CAF aircraft are kept in flying condition, enabling people to experience firsthand the sights and sounds of vintage military aircraft in flight.

The CAF's mission is to Educate, Inspire, and Honor through flight and living history experiences.

 To learn more about the organization, visit

The  CAF Central California Valley Squadron is located at 700 Tioga Drive, Hangar 1-s, at the Modesto Airport.