We’re delighted to launch our partnership with The Night Fright C-47 Restoration Project, with the re-branding of our classic 506 ale! Join us on Friday the 17th September, 3pm – 10pm at our brewery beer garden for a drop of history, complete with beers, cocktails on draft, BBQ, music and WW2 vehicles to mark the occasion!
The new label captures the history that’s at the heart of what both organisations stand for. Both the C-47 and the 506 are inextricably linked to Membury, in fact the Night Fright dropped paratroopers from the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne in to battle as part of Operation Market Garden.
The restoration of C-47 Skytrain 42-100521 formerly of the 79th Troop Carrier Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier Group that flew with the USAAF from Membury airfield (Station 466) during WW2. The aircraft christened “Night Fright” took part in all the Airborne missions in Europe during the war, dropping paratroopers, towing gliders, evacuating wounded and flying tons of much needed supplies to the front line.
Once completed, the aircraft will be a flying memorial to those men and women who served as part of Troop Carrier Command.