BRISTOW, Okla. –After 10 years of restoration work, World War II plane, “Round Trip”, took off from Jones Memorial Airport.
The C-47 flew over Normandy, and has finally returned to the skies of California, where it will be used for private flights, shown off at events, and used as a piece of living history.
“Had dad on the phone. Dad is not in great health, and today’s his 96th birthday and he was able to hear those old radial engines flying and taking off, and I’m sure that brought back some fond memories for him,” Lloyd Neblett’s son told KJRH .
The original pilot, Neblett, lives in Tulsa.