Allied movements including dispatch of Airborne units, the day before D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II
United Kingdom Date:1944, June 5 Duration:4 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
Final preparations for the D-day invasion of Normandy, France, in World War 2. View of the USS Augusta (CA-31). Allied senior commanders on the Augusta, making decision to delay invasion 24 hours for weather. U.S. Army Airborne troops boarding buses for airfields in England. Formations of B-26 bombers overhead. B-17 bombing lines of communication. Invasion convoy ships underway. Gliders and C-47 tow planes in D-day stripes. C-47 aircrews and glider pilots being briefed. Brigadier General James Gavin, Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, briefing his paratroopers. Chaplain conducting religious services. General Dwight D Eisenhower visiting paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Diviion. U.S. paratroopers boarding their C-47 transport planes. Troopers fastening parapacks of equipment onto a C-47 for airdrop. Paratroopers loading their equipment onto a Waco CG-4A glider. Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne putting on their chutes and equipment. Jumpmaster checking each trooper's chute. The troopers helping one another as they board the aircraft. C-47 tow planes taking off with gliders behind. All planes in D-day white stripes.
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