82nd Airborne members check their equipment before boarding a 442nd Troop Carrier Group C-47 bound for Drop Zone "T" near St. Mere Eglise in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The 442nd Troop Carrier Group launched 45 C-47s with approximately 20 soldiers in each aircraft. Saved from 442fw.afrc.af.mil
Paras du 508th PIR à Saint Marcouf et à Ravenoville, le 6 juin 1944.
JUN 6 1944 0230: 82nd Airborne fly into the cloud bank US paratroopers on board their C-47 about to depart.
Men Don’t Run
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Prior to their D-day jump into Normandy, members of the 82nd Airborne check over their gear. Like the 101st, the 82nd was spread out over miles of Norman countryside in the pre-dawn darkness of June 6, 1944.
Men of the 82nd airborne regroup after their jump during operation market garden, 1944