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'It's going to be tough as hell'

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 06, 2014

~~<p>Seventy years ago today, Bill Paty was heading across the English Channel in a C-47 flying just 800 feet above the sea in the dark of night as he and thousands of other soldiers prepared to parachute behind enemy lines into Normandy, France.</p>
<p>The Punahou graduate knew there were a lot of the troop transports in the sky; he would find out later there were more than 900.</p>
~~

Seventy years ago today, Bill Paty was heading across the English Channel in a C-47 flying just 800 feet above the sea in the dark of night as he and thousands of other soldiers prepared to parachute behind enemy lines into Normandy, France.

The Punahou graduate knew there were a lot of the troop transports in the sky; he would find out later there were more than 900. Login for more...



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