D-Day Plus 75 – The June 5th Parachute Drop Over France

'That's All... Brother' leading 'Betsy's Biscuit Bomber' into the Sannerville Drop Zone near Caen, France. A fleet of Douglas Transports re-enacted the paratroop drops over the D-Day Drop Zone on June 5th. (photo by Mike Killian)

While we were able to present some fabulous photographs and video from the days leading up to the D-Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations yesterday, we have just received some marvelous images from the D-Day Squadron’s photographer, Mike Killian, depicting the trip over to France on June 5th, and the release of re-enactors in WWII era parachutes and uniforms over the Drop Zone in Sannerville, near the French port city of Caen, so central to the initial D-Day operations 75 years ago this week. Rather than do a full article on these events, we will let the pictures, along with their captions tell the story of the journey over from Duxford, England to their final destination at Caen-Carpiquet Airport. Many thanks indeed to Mike Killian for these dramatic images! We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!


Here is a nice video of the take off from Duxford Aerodrome as well!

 

… and the view from the ground at the DZ in Sannerville, France.

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