Military Photo: Ready To Drop On D-Day

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Posted: 06/03/2019

A fully equipped paratrooper boards an airplane that will drop him over the coast of Normandy for the Allied Invasion of Europe,"D-Day," June 6, 1944. At approximately 2 a.m., Soldiers of the 82nd and 101st 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. Photo courtesy of Center of Military History.



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