Hotshot flying formations commemorate D-Day

Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, 101st Airborne, 93 yrs-old

PORTSMOUTH, U.K. (NBC/APTN) — The people around Portsmouth, England, got a special treat.

Britain’s Royal Air Force Red Arrows flight team put on a spectacular aerobatic show as part of the D-Day anniversary.

People were treated to some hotshot flying, including starburst formations and a heart that even had an arrow piercing it.

On June 6, 1944, a force of about 150,000 American, British, Canadian, French and Polish troops landed in Normandy to retake Europe from Nazi Germany. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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