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

Standing adjacent to Picauville Mayor Philippe Catherine, Air Force Col. William "Bill" Ward addresses attendees June 1, 2012, during a commemorative ceremony in Picauville, France honoring the Airmen and soldiers who lost their lives during the famous Normandy D-Day invasion. U.S. and allied forces attended the ceremony in the Picauville town square that remembers the transport aircrews and paratroopers who were killed when their C-47 aircraft were brought down by German anti-aircraft artillery at 1:20 a.m., June 6, 1944 during the invasion of France. Ward is commander of the 86th Operations Group, a subordinate organization to the 86th Airlift Wing based at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Collier)

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