Nonagenarian D-Day veterans recreate parachute drops over Normandy
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A number of American and British World War II veterans on Wednesday came together to recreate their jumps over Normandy, France, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. 

The parachutists landed in a field of wildflowers near Carentan, France, as thousands watched, according to The Associated Press

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“I got my left armpit caught in the lower left-hand corner of the door, so I swung out, came back and hit the side of the aircraft, swung out again and came back and I just tried to straighten my arm out and I got free,” he said.

Videos showed parachutes floating through the skies.

Other jumps are also planned for Wednesday with British veterans at Sannerville, France, according to the AP. 

D-Day took place on June 6, 1944, as thousands of Allied troops arrived in France to fight the Nazis on the beaches of Normandy.

--Updated 11:43 a.m.