D-Day Airborne Assault, 1944/84

June 5, 2014By Richard C Pendrynews 1 Comment

Five hours before the landing craft of the Allied invasion force hit their target – the Normandy beech heads – 23,000 paratroopers from the British 6th Airborne Division, American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, boarded aircraft in airfields throughout southern England for the hour long flight to Normandy, and the … Read More