Special A10 Flew over Normandy to Commemorate DDAY!

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We remember the brave souls who stormed the beaches on D-Day 74 years ago today! Thank you to the greatest generation for being hard enough to make our lives easier. If we forget the past we will be doomed to repeat it. Never forget the sacrifices of those who made this country great before us.

The Business Insider writes

The Michigan Air National Guard’s 107th Fighter Squadron flew a specially painted A-10C Warthog over the beaches of Normandy on Tuesday to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

D-Day is one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history, with 156,000 allied troops landing on five beaches and about 13,000 paratroopers dropping behind German lines.

And the 107th, which took part in the invasion, flew a pair of A-10s, multiple C-130 Hercules and even dropped paratroopers over the beaches of Normandy to commemorate the historical event.

It was the first

 time the 107th was assigned a mission in France since World War II.

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Here’s the specially painted A-10 Warthog, which was actually painted last year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 107th squadron.

Here's the specially painted A-10 Warthog, which was actually painted last year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 107th squadron.
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Source: The Aviationist

The paint job was inspired by the 107th’s P-51 Mustangs, which took part in the D-Day invasion.

The paint job was inspired by the 107th's P-51 Mustangs, which took part in the D-Day invasion.
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Here’s a close-up. The emblem on the side is for the 107th’s nickname, the Red Devils.

Here's a close-up. The emblem on the side is for the 107th's nickname, the Red Devils.
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Source: The Aviationist

Here’s a close-up of the emblem.

Here's a close-up of the emblem.
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The two A-10s flew with multiple C-130s over Normandy as well.

The two A-10s flew with multiple C-130s over Normandy as well.

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