Restored World War II plan lands in Northwest Arkansas


A local airport welcomed a World War II aircraft. 

Miss Montana, a historic and restored C-47, is stopping at the Rogers Executive Airport before it flies across the Atlantic with a squadron of American C-47’s for a D-Day reenactment.

The plane will fly over Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6. 

The Warbird has not flown in almost 20 years. 

“This is a 75 year old piece of history. Not only is it a living breathing machine, it’s a way to share this experience with the younger generation,” said Eric Komberec, pilot and chairman for the Miss Montana Project.

Miss Montana was not completed before the war ended, however she flew the smoke-jumpers that fought the Mann Gulch fire near Helena in 1949.

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