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Sunday Snapshot – D-Day 75

'Pegasus Bridge' - 9 June 1944 Vehicles including a Royal Signals jeep and trailer and RASC Leyland lorry on the Pont de Bénouville over the Caen Canal at Bénouville, Calvados. The signallers are fixing telephone lines across the bridge. At 00:16 hrs on the 6th June, the British 6th Airborne Division...

Saturday Night At The Movies

"The 3 most realistic firefights ever filmed by Hollywood" https://www.wearethemighty.com/military-culture/most-realistic-firefights-hollywood    Band of Brothers (2001) - D-Day Jump Scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVhkZ7jeB20&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1BIKh2fN34lbs0l-D5ZLQCJQJhW5yUMSCnSPqUMsqrvp_T50l081Gdy0I    

Saturday Snapshot – D-Day 75

During the 'Dakotas Over Duxford' event in June 2019, reenactors recreate a possible scene from June 1944 as the British Airborne Forces prepare for the upcoming invasion of Normandy, France. Photo by Andy Biglin.

Friday Foto – D-Day 75

Commemorative Air Force C-47 'That's All, Bother' at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on May 3, 2019. ‘That's All, Brother’ was due to be scrapped before being saved and restored especially for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. What makes this aircraft particularly special is that it was the lead aircraft...

D-Day 75 – The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

https://www.facebook.com/wwiiadt/videos/2345092385529354/ The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team D-Day-75 group photographed at Duxford Airfield in the UK prior to departure for Normandy. Safe and sound on the ground in Normandy.

Liberty Jump Team and D-Day 75

In other jump-related news, our friends from the Liberty Jump Team have also been very active over in Normandy this week as well.  This great feature by USA TODAY was filmed before the group departed from the US, and posted on June 3rd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk01sBD1IJs&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2z4M_RXRHCxM855-R1ytFYpxTC6vxuGvWNaPsonMtU8mINRhBhiFVLNU8  

Jumping Into Normandy With Guy Martin For D-Day 75

As you no doubt know, this week has been an amazing series of very special events to mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France during WWII. For us old airborne types, there were none better than the mass-drops from the fleet of C-47...

Saturday Snapshot – D-Day 75

Members of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team display the typical loadout of gear worn by US Paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions on D-Day.  The WWII ADT is one of several groups of airborne re-enactors that will be jumping in period-correct uniforms and gear, with authentic military round...

Friday Foto

Soldiers assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conduct an airborne operation near the island of Mont Saint Michel in France on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Photo credit: Avery Cunningham/U.S. Army