US paratroopers put on a spectacular display preparing for D-Day anniversary

Mail Online | 6/6/1944 | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
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US paratroopers have been practicing ahead of the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings by jumping from a C-130 sporting the black and white stripped markings used by allied aircraft on June 6, 1944.

Some 24,000 airborne troops landed across Normandy shortly after midnight, passing over the main invasion force as it steamed towards the beach.

Paratroopers - Locations - Communications - Prevent - Reinforcements

The paratroopers were ordered to hold strategic locations, disrupt communications and prevent reinforcements from arriving at the beaches while the main invasion...
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