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Bloody Hundredth honors 77th anniversary of D-Day

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron sits on the hardstand prior to takeoff at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, June 4, 2021. The 351st ARS flew over Omaha Beach, France, to honor Charles Norman Shay who served in the first wave attack on the beach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Squadron sits on the hardstand prior to takeoff at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, June 4, 2021. The 351st ARS flew over Omaha Beach, France, to honor Charles Norman Shay who served in the first wave attack on the beach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

U. S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alex Govan, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, goes over a checklist prior to takeoff at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, June 4, 2021. The checklist is apart of a pre-flight inspection to ensure the aircraft was fit to fly over Omaha Beach, France, for a ceremony in honor of Charles Norman Shay, who served in the first wave attack on the beach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

U. S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alex Govan, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, goes over a checklist prior to takeoff at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, June 4, 2021. The checklist is apart of a pre-flight inspection to ensure the aircraft was fit to fly over Omaha Beach, France, for a ceremony in honor of Charles Norman Shay, who served in the first wave attack on the beach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

Pilots from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron adjust flight settings prior to flying over Omaha Beach, France, June 4, 2021. The flyover was part of a ceremony honoring Charles Norman Shay, who served as a medical technician in the first wave attack and saved several lives from drowning in the rising tide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew J. Wisher)

Pilots from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron adjust flight settings prior to flying over Omaha Beach, France, June 4, 2021. The flyover was part of a ceremony honoring Charles Norman Shay, who served as a medical technician in the first wave attack and saved several lives from drowning in the rising tide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew J. Wisher)

The boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker hangs over Picauville, France, June 4, 2021. Picauville was one of the first towns in France to be liberated by the allied forces after the launch of D Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

The boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker hangs over Picauville, France, June 4, 2021. Picauville was one of the first towns in France to be liberated by the allied forces after the launch of D Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shawn Parzych, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, lowers the boom prior to a flyover at Omaha Beach, France, June 4, 2021. The flyover was part of a ceremony to honor Charles Norman Shay, who served as a medical technician in the first wave attack on the beach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shawn Parzych, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, lowers the boom prior to a flyover at Omaha Beach, France, June 4, 2021. The flyover was part of a ceremony to honor Charles Norman Shay, who served as a medical technician in the first wave attack on the beach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

The boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker hangs over Omaha Beach, France, June 4, 2021. Omaha Beach was the flyover location to honor Charles Norman Shay, who served as a medical technician, as well as tended to the injured on the first wave attack of Omaha Beach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

The boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker hangs over Omaha Beach, France, June 4, 2021. Omaha Beach was the flyover location to honor Charles Norman Shay, who served as a medical technician, as well as tended to the injured on the first wave attack of Omaha Beach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Wisher)

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England --

A KC-135 assigned to the 351st Air Refueling Wing flew over Omaha Beach, as well as Picaulville, France during a Memorial Day Ceremony. The flyover was to honor Charles Norman Shay who served during the D-Day first wave attack, but also it celebrated Picaulville being one of the first towns to be liberated by Allied Forces after D-Day. 

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