75th D-Day Ceremony for 358th Fighter Group


Residents of Coigny, France and the surrounding area gather at the Chateau de Franquetot to remember the sacrifices made by the men of the 358th Fighter Group during WWII.

The chateau was home to the “Orange Tails” and is where they conducted operations, attacking enemy marshaling yards, airfields, and communication nodes.

They also flew escort missions for bombers as they targeted enemy forces as part of the build-up to Operation OVERLORD.


Video by Airman 1st Class Noah Coger

86th Airlift Wing/Public Affairs