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'Ready! Go!': I Jumped Out Of A Vintage WWII Plane For D-Day

Photographer Luke Sharrett marked the invasion's 75th anniversary by parachuting out of a plane in Normandy. This was his way of honoring World War II veterans.
D-Day veteran C-47 Placid Lassie sits on the flight line at England's Imperial War Museum Duxford. Source: Luke Sharrett for NPR

Luke Sharrett is a freelance photographer and contributor to NPR. He is based in Louisville, Ky., and has had a lifelong interest in World War II.

This week, the world is marking 75 years since the D-Day invasion. On June 6, 1944, wave after wave of American, British, Canadian and French military personnel descended upon northern France's coast by air and sea in one of the largest military operations in history — a tipping point for

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