World leaders, including have flocked to France to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in WWII.More than 600 American and allied paratroops jumped onto a field outside this tiny farming town in rural Normandy today and yesterday, re-creating a daylight version of the airborne invasion here 70 years ago.Drawing huge crowds who braved hot weather and lined the historic landing area at La Fiere, the aerial spectacle re-enacted the drama of the Normandy landings and served to cap commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day.The airborne assault by more than 13,000 soldiers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions on June 6, 1944, enabled the success of the beach invasion by thousands of Allied ships and entire armies of troops hours later.
June 6th, 2014 will mark 70 years since the invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord, which began the final stages of the Second World War in Europe. In the space of three crucial months in 1944, Britain and its Allies […]
The Commemorative Air Force has just announced that their D-Day veteran Douglas C-47 Skytrain That’s All, Brother has just successfully ran her engines for the first time in many years. This famous aircraft was amongst the first […]
Paine field based Historic Flight Foundation has organized a very rare “Diamond Four” formation of P-51 Mustangs to visit thirty cities and towns in Western Washington on June 6th, the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Lead […]