‘Placid Lassie,’ a vintage C-47 plane built in 1943 and which flew over Normandy on D-Day in World War II, began at Pittsfield Airport Saturday for a flight in honor of the 80th anniversary of the 1942 crash in Peru State Forest, in which a C-53 plane hit Garnet Peak. The crash killed four crew members and 12 paratroopers of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, known as “The Screaming Eagles.” On Saturday, Placid Lassie flew twice over a drop zone in Dalton, with members of the Liberty Jump Team, a WWII paratrooper reenactment team, jumping toward the waiting crowd below. Saturday, August 13, 2022

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