Flying Jennies Fly Over Normandy

Airmen from 815th Airlift Squadron from Keesler AFB, Miss., were among the roughly 400 US troops who helped commemorate D-Day in France this week. First Lt. Will Garey, a pilot with the 815th AS, said he could see camera flashes as he flew over Sainte-Mere-Eglise during a reenactment ceremony June 3 in the Normandy region. Garey and other airmen visited with members of the community after the flyover. John and Esther Van Vlaardingen, of the Netherlands, participated in the re-enactment as actors, and took a tour of the 815th AS’s C-130J before the flyover. They said it was great to see the “Flying Jennies” again, seven years after meeting a pilot from the squadron at another commemoration. June 6 was the 72nd anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy.