D-Day 1911 Pistol- Seventy years ago, the invasion of Normandy was underway. Our GOTD was there, and in the hands of an NRA member, too. This Springfield Armory M1911 pistol was with PFC Jack Agnew of the 101st Airborne, who had parachuted with other members of the “Filthy Thirteen” to knock out a bridge over the Douve River. The wounded Agnew was one of the few survivors of that engagement. At the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA.