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82nd airborne, Normandy D-Day +1

82nd airborne, Normandy D-Day +1

Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne prepare for their historic D-Day jump. On June 6th, 1944, over 13,000 U.S. paratroopers would jump into Normandy including more than 2000 men from the 507th PIR.

Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne prepare for their historic D-Day jump. On June 6th, 1944, over 13,000 U.S. paratroopers would jump into Normandy including more than 2000 men from the 507th PIR.

Brigadier General James Gavin, 82nd Airborne Division. Normandy - June 1944.

Brigadier General James Gavin, 82nd Airborne Division. Normandy - June 1944.

82nd Airborne Division at the church at St.Marcouf  Normandy 1944

82nd Airborne Division at the church at St.Marcouf Normandy 1944

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

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.

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.

JUN 6 1944 0230: 82nd Airborne fly into the cloud bank US paratroopers on board their C-47 about to depart.

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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.

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

Men of the 82nd airborne regroup after their jump during operation market garden, 1944

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