This cool video shows what jumping from a flying Hercules looks like: D-Day 2012 from the paratrooper's point of view

On Jun. 3, U.S. paratroopers jumped from a C-130J Hercules at the La Fiere drop zone near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to honor the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the Normandy landings during World War II.

Paratroopers of Task Force 68 from France, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K., also participated in the jump.

This cool video shows what jumping from a flying Hercules over France during D-Day celebrations looks like.

H/T to Wings Over Iraq for the heads up

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.