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Fully Equipped paratrooper armed with a Thompson submachine gun M1, climbing into a transport plane to go to France as the invasion of Normandy gets under way. At approximately 0200, 6 June 1944, men of two U. S. airborne divisions, as well as elements of a British airborne division, were dropped in vital areas to the rear of German coastal defenses guarding the Normandy beaches from Cherbourg to Caen. By dawn 1,136 heavy bombers of the RAF Bomber Command had dropped 5,853 tons of bombs on se...

6th June 1944, Operation Overlord, D-Day and Airborne Landings On this day, more than half a century ago, Operation Overlord began, marking the beginning o

7 of the Best D-Day Sites to Visit in Normandy If You Have Just 1 Day

Every World War II enthusiast should experience the best D-Day sites to visit in Normandy - and you can do so even if you only have one day.

A member of the original Filthy Thirteen, a group of 101st Airborne paratroopers that would eventually loosely inspire the movie The Dirty Dozen. A quote from one of the members: "We never washed a piece of clothing. We never shined any shoes or boots, and we didn’t salute officers. We didn’t go for any of that malarky, you know?…I was the biggest goof off the Army ever saw."

A member of the original Filthy Thirteen, a group of 101st Airborne paratroopers that would eventually loosely inspire the movie The Dirty Dozen. Read Jack Agnew's obituary in the LA Times or read the...

Original wartime caption: For story see CH.12964 Picture (issued 1944) shows - Men disembarking from a Horsa glider and rushing for the nearest cover.

Original wartime caption: For story see CH.12964 Picture (issued 1944) shows - Men disembarking from a Horsa glider and rushing for the nearest cover.

BT's mind: D-Day Invasion: Total Recall

D-Day Invasion: Total Recall No problems of yours are as profound as the problems encountered by those in the second World W...

U.S. paratroopers fix their static lines before a jump before dawn over Normandy.

"They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side." —Adm. Chester Nimitz