On D-Day, 1,789 Eight Air Force heavy bombers (B-17s and B-24s) dropped 3,596 tons of bombs on coastal batteries, shore defenses, and transportation check points. Several of those bombers were flown by the 709th Bomb Squadron, a direct predecessor to the Liberty Wing's 709th Airlift Squadron.
From the B-17 and bombing mission to the C-5M and rapid global mobility. Today we mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. #ReserveResilient