John Steele, Paratrooper The most photographed paratrooper in Normandy is the monument to John Steele who was caught on the Sainte-Mère-Église church spire during D-Day. Fans of Band of Brothers will recognize Ste. Mère Église and its significance.
Battle of Normandy, June On D-Day, Operation Overlord launches the invasion of German-occupied western Europe. Tank landing ships unload supplies on Omaha Beach, building up for the breakout from Normandy.
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is a 1998 American epic war film set during the invasion of Normandy in World War II. It was directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. One of the best war movies of all time.