‘That’s All, Brother’ Runs Her Engines!

"That's All, Brother" successfully starts her port engine for the first time! (photo - screen capture from CAF video)
Aircorps Art Dec 2019

The hangar doors open at Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and “That’s All, Brother” pokes her nose out into the wintery day to make her first engine runs. (photo – screen capture from CAF video)

The Commemorative Air Force has just announced that their D-Day veteran Douglas C-47 Skytrain That’s All, Brother has successfully run her engines for the first time in many years. This famous aircraft was amongst the first to cross the Normandy beaches on D-Day, leading the main paratrooper force during the Allied invasion of Europe on June 6th, 1944. She is currently under restoration at Basler Turbo Conversion’s facilities in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

“That’s All, Brother” getting ready for her first engine runs outside the Basler Turbo Conversions hangar at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (photo – screen capture from CAF video)

There is still much to do before she makes her first flight, but the rebuild team is making clear progress, and it is exciting to see the aircraft pass this important milestone. The CAF composed a short video to celebrate the event, which we include here, along with a few stills from the film to illustrate the piece. If you wish to help contribute to this important project, please be sure to click HERE to find out how you can get involved.

“That’s All, Brother” successfully starts her port engine for the first time! (photo – screen capture from CAF video)


  1. Seriously? All the excitement of the post and we get…..loud boring MUSIC? When will they learn? We want to hear the engines!! NOT MUSIC! Beautiful plane, and much kudos to those involved. But fire your movie director! lol

  2. I agree with the Comment concerning music; we want to hear the engine(S)whenever possible! Also, much ‘muzak’ doesn’t even come close to matching the video content-whatever that may consist of. The volume is another sore point in most ‘action’ reports, etc. WAY TOO LOUD & INTRUSIVE! Turn it down please! Thanks, MMc

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