The 4th Parachute Battalion training in North Africa, July 1943 The 4th Parachute Battalion training in North Africa, July 1943 The 4th Parachute Battalion training in North Africa, July 1943

Training in North Africa

 

American paratroopers preparing to board a C-47 American paratroopers preparing to board a C-47 American paratroopers boarding a C-47 American paratroopers boarding a C-47 American paratroopers waiting to take-off

A stick of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment Soldiers of the 1st Airborne Task Force say a prayer before boarding a Waco glider

Take-Off

 

A formation of C-47 aircraft on their way to Southern France A formation of C-47's flying over the Mediterranean Two C-47's flying over Southern France Paratroopers preparing to jump American paratroopers preparing to jump

Parachutists dropping in Southern France Parachutists dropping over DZ-A Parachutists dropping on DZ-A Parachutists landing on DZ-A

Operation Canary

 

C-47's towing Waco gliders Horsa gliders crossing the French coast A Horsa glider landing on LZ-O Horsas landing on LZ-O A wrecked Horsa on LZ-O

A Waco glider coming in to land A Waco glider makes a rough landing Gliders on a Landing Zone

Operation Dove

 

British and American Paratroopers Men of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment near La Motte American paratroopers moving through woodland American paratroopers moving through woodland A patrol from the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion near Le Muy

American Airborne troops on a patrol

General

 

A soldier of the 2nd Parachute Brigade poses for a photograph to help identify British parachutists to American units

Miscellaneous

 

Major Dick Hargreaves standing on the River Nartuby Bridge, 2012 The Memorial at Le Mitan

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