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D-Day 74: Jumping to Honor Greatest Generation

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[Feature photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Baldock]

Defense Visual Information Distribution Service by U.S. Army Europe

SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France – More than 500 U.S., French, Dutch, Romanian and German paratroopers jumped from nine U.S., French, Dutch and German C-130s and C-160s during a commemorative airborne operation near here June 3 to pay tribute to D-Day veterans who demonstrated the selfless service and sacrifice characteristic of the Greatest Generation.

Following the flight path of June 6, 1944, aircraft dropped 60 paratroopers per pass, with ...

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