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.
American paratroopers, heavily armed, sit inside a military plane as they soar over the English Channel en route to the Normandy French coast for the Allied D-Day invasion of the German stronghold during World War II, June 1944 - ASSOCIATED PRESS
Part of the 82nd and 101st AB Divisions landed, by error, , 25 km away from their intended dropzone. These paratroopers stayed, from June 6th until June 20th, behind enemy line lines. On this photo they are finally joined by the troops of the 4th infantry Div... (Note the 2 German prisoners)
With barrage balloons against enemy aircraft flying overhead, a long line of LCts is crossing the English Channel, bringing men and material to the beachheads in France, during the Allied invasion of Normandy, June (AP Photo/Irvin Bede)