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302nd Airlift Wing Photos

U.S., allied forces remember D-Day sacrifices in Picauville

A crowd hears June 1, 2012, the names of Airmen killed during the initial D-Day invasion of Normandy in the town square of Picauville, France. U.S. and allied forces attended a commerative ceremony honoring the Airmen and soldiers who lost their lives during the famous Normandy D-Day invasion. A memorial erected within Picauville pays tribute to Airmen of the 9th Air Force as well as 82nd and 101st Airborne paratroopers who lost their lives when their C-47 Skytrain aircraft were brought down by German anti-aircraft artillery in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944. The aircrews and paratroopers paid the ultimate sacrifice supporting the invasion. Members of the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd, 910th and 440th Airlift Wings took part in this year's 68th Anniversary commemoration of the historic invasion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Collier)

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