Historic Aircraft, Paratroopers Take Flight Again To Commemorate 75th Anniversary Of D-Day Written 6 June 2019

6 June 2019
Fox News  reports that as part of events to honor the military service of airborne soldiers who took part in the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion, a fleet of C-47 transport planes on Wednesday dropped approximately 200 parachutists over Normandy, France. Among the jumpers were World War II paratrooper veterans, and others who “jumped with World War II souvenirs, some carrying items their grandfathers took into battle.” A group of British parachutists on Wednesday also jumped over Sannerville, France, as “part of events marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.” (Image: Historic aircraft perform a flypast during a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Credit: Associated Press-©)
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