U.S. paratroopers board aircraft and take off from England for the D day invasion during World War II.
European Theater Date:1944 Duration:2 min 51 sec Sound:Yes
Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. United States paratroopers from different professions with camouflage make up on their faces they prepare to leave England for the invasion of Normandy. The paratroopers being briefed before the take off. They put on their combat gear. U.S. General of the 9th Air Force Brereton shakes hands with the paratroopers. The paratroopers board an aircraft and take off. U.S. Army Air Forces C-47 aircraft take off from different airfields in England to bombard Normandy, France. Aircraft in flight. A gunner aboard an airborne aircraft. Bombs being released. The bombs explode causing a pillar of smoke to rise up. German coastal defenses being bombed.
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