Allied paratroopers board aircraft for D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II.
European Theater Date:1944, June 6 Duration:6 min 49 sec Sound:Yes
D-Day Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. Airborne paratrooper soldiers march on air field in groups. Men relax beneath aircraft. Men inspect the parapaks. Men apply camouflage make up on each others faces. A man reads out a message from Supreme Commander. Equipment loaded, man eats pineapple and other checks sub machine guns. Indian paratroopers in full battledress and equipment. Men inspected by pilot and crew chief and then by a jump master. Paratroopers board an aircraft. One British paratrooper with British type ammunition leg pack assisted by another paratrooper into the aircraft. Men march across air field. C-47 planes take off for invasion.
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