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Today, I am requesting that a special livery for the C-130J-30 be added to Infinite Flight. To commentate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Europe, C-130s from the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Germany were painted with invasion stripes. These stripes were painted on Allied aircraft participating in D-Day to help reduce the chance of getting shot down by friendly forces. Ramstein currently operates 14 C-130J-30s from its base in Rheinland-Phalz, Germany. In 1944, the squadron flew C-47s (the military variant of the DC-3) which helped carry troops into battle. As a tribute to those aircraft, Ramstein’s C-130s were also marked with a “W7” on the forward fuselage. This designation helped paratroopers identify their aircraft from more than 11,000 others that were used in the operation. I realize that special liveries aren’t added that often, but this one represents freedom, not only for Europe, but the world. If you’d like to see this C-130J-30 in the skies Infinite Flight, please show your support with a vote. This request is dedicated to all of the veterans who bravely fought at Normandy.