Regency Newcastle residents remember D-Day

June 3, 2014

NEW — 12:50 p.m. June 4, 2014

Four P-51 Mustangs from the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field will do a flyover of Newcastle’s Lake Boren Park on June 6, the anniversary of D-Day.

They’re not unlike the ones Regency Newcastle resident Roy Alldritt flew as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

In fact, Alldritt, a fighter pilot, was there June 6, 1944, among the 13,000 aircraft supporting the invasion that experts call the beginning of the end of World War II.

“I got in on the invasion and there was just a lot of action,” he recalled. “You just didn’t have any relaxation or anything.” Read more