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U.S. Air Force C-130Js fly over Normandy to commemorate D-Day

Aircraft over Normandy, France.

A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, flies over the remains of a Mulberry Harbor at Normandy, France, June 6, 2021. The Harbor was a temporary offloading site during the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens)

Aircraft over Normandy, France.

A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to Ramstein Air Base flies over Germany, June 6, 2021. Six aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron flew to Normandy, France, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of D-Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens).

Aircraft over Normandy, France.

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, fly over D-Day sites at Normandy, France, June 6, 2021. In June 1944, Allied forces arrived on the beaches of Normandy, in an attack that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens)

Aircraft over Normandy, France.

Airmen watch from the back a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft as two C-130Js assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, fly over Normandy, France, June 6, 2021. This year marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of Normandy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens)

Aircraft over Normandy, France.

A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, turns over the water of Normandy Beach, France, June 6, 2021. The aircraft flew over D-Day sites to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens)

Aircraft over Normandy, France.

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, fly in formation over Normandy, France, June 6, 2021. On the same day in 1944 Operation Overlord was conducted in two main phases, an airborne assault and amphibious landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens)

Aircraft over Normandy, France.

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, fly over Normandy, France, June 6, 2021. The flyover commemorates D-Day, a historic day in 1944 where more than 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens)

NORMANDY, France --

Six aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron flew to Normandy, France, to commemorate the 77th anniversary of D-Day. On the same day in 1944 Operation Overlord was conducted in two main phases, an airborne assault and amphibious landings.