World War II paratroop reenactors land at AF museum

World War II paratroop reenactors jump from Tico Belle, a C-47 Skytrain, on April 27 over the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The aircraft, a veteran of the D-Day invasion, then landed on the runway behind the museum and sat on display until its departure the next day. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

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World War II paratroop reenactors jump from Tico Belle, a C-47 Skytrain, on April 27 over the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The aircraft, a veteran of the D-Day invasion, then landed on the runway behind the museum and sat on display until its departure the next day. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

World War II paratroop reenactors floated down toward their landing zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A total of 17 reenactors jumped from two WWII-era C-47 Skytrains that had also dropped paratroopers over Normandy on D-Day.

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World War II paratroop reenactors float down toward their landing zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A total of 17 reenactors jumped from two WWII-era C-47 Skytrains that had also dropped paratroopers over Normandy on D-Day. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

World War II paratroop reenactors float down toward their landing zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A total of 17 reenactors jumped from two WWII-era C-47 Skytrains that had also dropped paratroopers over Normandy on D-Day. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

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World War II paratroop reenactors float down toward their landing zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A total of 17 reenactors jumped from two WWII-era C-47 Skytrains that had also dropped paratroopers over Normandy on D-Day. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

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The C-47 Skytrains Tico Belle (top) and Placid Lassie approach their drop zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The two planes were among those used to drop troops on Normandy for D-Day during World War II. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

The C-47 Skytrains Tico Belle (top) and Placid Lassie approach their drop zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The two planes were among those used to drop troops on Normandy for D-Day during World War II. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

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The C-47 Skytrains Tico Belle (top) and Placid Lassie approach their drop zone near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 27 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The two planes were among those used to drop troops on Normandy for D-Day during World War II. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

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