Video by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi
911th Airlift Wing adds world War II invasions stripes to C-17 Globemaster III
911th Airlift Wing
June 15, 2023 | 1:40
In a nod to aviation history, 20 Steel Airmen assigned to the aircraft structural maintenance section painted World War II invasions stripes on a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing from June 6-15, 2023 at Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station. The project was inspired by the 79th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the day the Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II.

The black and white stripes, which were originally used to distinguish Allied aircraft from enemy planes during the invasion and subsequent operations, serve as a visual tribute to the heroic efforts of the past while representing the continued dedication of the 911th Airlift Wing to “Defend, Mobilize and Fight.”