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Devon airfield marks 75th anniversary of D-Day

Upottery played an important part in transporting American paratroopers to the beaches of Normandy.

More than 1,357 men left the airfield on June 5th 1944 to the beach, code-named Utah. 

It was also the departure field for the men of ‘Easy Company’ parachute regiment, featured in the TV series Band of Brothers.

Wednesday's vigil starts at 9.30pm.

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