PRESQUE ISLE — A World War II cargo plane that’s on its way to Europe for the D-Day celebration next month is making a stop in Maine.

Officials say Presque Isle is the first stop Thursday on the trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Europe to take part in a re-enactment of D-Day 70 years later.

The C-47 also will be on display Friday.

Those planning to take part in the activities include Heber Umphrey of Ashland, a paratrooper who jumped from C-47s during World War II; Joseph “Reed” Beaulieu of Van Buren, a pilot who flew the C-47; Donald Collins of Caribou, a veteran who landed at Normandy Beach on D-Day; and Thelma Archer of Presque Isle, who helped build C-47s during World War II.