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US, French, German service members commemorate D-Day

US, French, German service members commemorate D-Day

Photos by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore
June 9, 2016 ×

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Joint, allied forces honor heritage

Joint, allied forces honor heritage

Story and photos by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

NORMANDY, France — More than 100 U.S. Air Force Airmen in Normandy, France, finalized preparations recently to commemorate the 71st anniversary of D-Day.

June 11, 2015 ×

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara KellerEllan Levitsky-Orkin, a Delaware native who served as a U.S. Army nurse in Normandy during World War II, speaks with a U.S. Army paratrooper during a ceremony to honor their service June 4 in Bolleville, France. The event was one of several commemorations for the 70th anniversary of D-Day operations conducted by Allied forces during World War II June 5 and 6, 1944. More than 650 U.S. military personnel have joined troops from several NATO nations to participate in ceremonies to honor the events at the invitation of the French government.

Landing in Normandy: 70th D-Day anniversary

       

June 12, 2014 ×

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World War II veteran Pfc. Leslie Cruise salutes the gravesite of Pfc. Richard Vargas during a wreath laying ceremony June 2 at the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial.

WWII vet honors fallen comrade in France

Story and photos by Brandon Beach
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Nearly 70 years ago, on June 7, 1944, Pfc. Leslie Cruise and Pfc. Richard Vargas found themselves under enemy attack by German forces.

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Bill Prindible, a veteran U.S. Army pilot who flew on D-Day, takes the controls of a C-47 Skytrain during a flight over Normandy June 5. Prindible was visiting Normandy as part of the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. More than 60 Ramstein Airmen traveled to Normandy to honor the sacrifices made by veterans of World War II.

Veterans relive Operation Neptune

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Hollowed soil, possessed by a war machine denying liberty and freedom; hedgerows lined with hostile weaponry; dreary skies lit by gunfire launched from the ground; two Army Air Corp pilots flying into the face of danger.

June 12, 2014 ×

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara KellerLt. Gen. Tom Jones, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, speaks at the 70th D-Day commemoration ceremony June 6 in Picauville, France.

Vice commander honors veterans at Picauville

by 1st Lt. Marie Denson
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

A German army band’s music echoed through the air as service members from the U.S. Air Force and Army and German and French armies marched together to the Picauville memorial.

June 12, 2014 ×

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Remembering D-Day: Reflect on past, live in present, secure future

by Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente
86th Airlift Wing commander

The events of Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, 70 years ago hold a special place in the hearts of many people, especially those who experienced it for themselves or knew someone who lived through it. Remembering D-Day is as important to them as it is for those of us wearing the uniform today.

June 12, 2014 ×

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara KellerU.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks with Odette Lonckheere and her son Patrick, Coigny residents, June 7 at Franquetot Castle. Odette shared her story of how she chose to join the French army alongside her husband during World War II.

358th Fighter Group memorialized at 70th D-Day anniversary

by 1st Lt. Marie Denson
U.S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Denis Lebarbier, mayor of Coigny, France, stood together June 7 to unveil a memorial plaque dedicated to the courage and fortitude of the veterans of the 358th Fighter Group who participated in D-Day operations 70 years ago.

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D-Day airdrop remembered, relived

D-Day airdrop remembered, relived

June 12, 2014 ×

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A Douglas C-47 Skytrain, known as Whiskey 7, flies alongside a C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron May 30 over Germany. The C-47 came to Ramstein for a week to participate in base activities with its legacy unit, the 37th Airlift Squadron, before returning to Normandy to recreate its role and drop paratroopers over the original drop zone in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France.

Ramstein Airmen rekindle piece of D-Day history

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Seventy years ago, young men from the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron at Royal Air Force Cottesmore, England, prepared their aircraft and themselves for what would soon be known as one of the most significant and meaningful days in the history of the world — D-Day.

June 5, 2014 ×