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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... Airborne Forces, 101st Airborne Division, Famous Photos, Photos Du, Parachute, D Day Normandy, D Day Invasion, Operation Market Garden, Normandy Invasion
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D-Day - 15 Stunning Photos & Footage of Allied Airborne Forces

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

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