Vintage World War II aircraft flew over East Hartford and Middletown Wednesday as they rehearse for an upcoming D-Day commemoration in Europe.
Six WWII-era C-47 and DC-3 aircraft, which are powered by Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines, flew over Pratt & Whitney’s East Hartford and Middletown facilities at around 11:30 a.m.
The flights over Pratt & Whitney’s facilities were part of the heritage team’s rehearsals for the D-Day anniversary in Europe next month. They were also a tribute to the people at the East Hartford-based company that built the Wasp engine, which was used in the aircraft 75 years ago.
At the end of this week, the vintage planes will head across the Atlantic in time for D-Day ceremonies.