U.S. Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules – 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base
The Ramstein, Germany based 37th Airlift Squadron participated with three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft in the special events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the beginning of the invasion of France by Allied troops to liberate Europe. The 37th Airlift Squadron draws its lineage from the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron. Then flying Douglas C-47s, the unit dropped paratroopers outside of Sainte-Mère-Église, France, on D-Day. Just like the C-47s in 1944, Ramstein’s C-130s are marked with the black and white “invasion stripes” and a “W7.” The designation “Whiskey 7” helped the paratroopers know what plane to board.
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