Updated: 06/04/2014 11:37 PM
Created: 06/04/2014 11:27 PM WHEC.com
We are just a couple of days away from the anniversary of D-Day. A resident of western New York is about to be center stage.
Whiskey 7, the twin engine plane from the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, is now in France, ready to fly over Normandy for the 70th anniversary celebration on Friday.
During the war, Whiskey 7 was assigned to the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron. The aircraft is believed to be the only remaining air-worthy C-47 from the original squadron.
Veterans from the 37th Troop are in Europe anticipating the plane's arrival. They say they will never forget that historic day 70 years ago.
William Prindible said, "We were all 18, 19, 20 years old and we spent nearly two years getting ready for this. It was a very important part of our lives. And you just don't wipe that out of your being or memory. You don't want to, either. It is an important day to us and always will be."
Over the next couple of days, NBC News will feature special coverage on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.