Paratroopers of the Battalion, Parachute Infantry Regiment of the Airborne Division, enroute to Sicily on July In "On Distant Shores" flight nurse Lt. Georgie Taylor cares for members of the Airborne in Sicily.
James "Jake"McNiece (May 1919 – January was a US Army paratrooper in World War II. He was the leader of the Filthy Thirteen, an elite demolition unit whose exploits inspired the novel and movie The Dirty Dozen.
On the anniversary, a World War II-era truck in mint condition is parked in front of the church at St. Mere Eglise with red, white and blue balloons set to be released after Airborne Division soldiers parachuted onto Amfreville drop zone.
Airborne members check their equipment before boarding a Troop Carrier Group bound for Drop Zone "T" near St. Mere Eglise in Normandy on D-Day, June The Troop Carrier Group launched 45 with approximately 20 soldiers in each aircraft.