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190605-F-AG991-2795

Three C-130J Super Hercules, belonging to the 37th Airlift Squadron on Ramstein Air Base, fly in a four-ship formation with a C-17 Globemaster III trailing a mile behind over the Atlantic Ocean near Normandy, France, June 5, 2019. The 37th AS is a legacy squadron to the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron, who on D-Day, June 6, 1944, accurately dropped hundreds of paratroopers onto the intended drop zone. The objective: to seize the city of Sainte-Mère-Église. The precision and accuracy carried out by the 37th TCS allowed the paratroopers to quickly take the city. Later, it would be discovered Sainte-Mère-Église was the first city liberated in France by Allied forces, in part because of the effort provided by the 37th TCS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristof J. Rixmann)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Kristof Rixmann
VIRIN: 190605-F-AG991-2795.JPG
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Additional Details

CAMERA

NIKON D810

LENS

70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8

APERTURE

16

SHUTTERSPEED

1/400

ISO

450

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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