U.S. paratroopers of 101st Airborne Division at Royal Air Force Greenham Common airfield, England during World War II.
England Date:1944, September Duration:3 min 8 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. paratroopers, of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, bivouacked at RAF Greenham Common, England, prior to the Operation Market Garden invasion of Holland. Two paratroopers of 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (hearts on their helmets), 101st Airborne Division, clown for the camera with foreign currency. A Lieutenant performs a good-natured inspection of his platoon, for the camera. Paratroopers prepare boxes of demolition charges for air drop. Another Lieutenant of the 502nd PIR inspects members of his Platoon. Troopers clown around giving and receiving haircuts. Troopers seated under a tent, sharpening their personal knives and testing the edge by shaving hair on their arms. Group of paratroopers being briefed outside tents and reviewing orientation techniques while one holds a magnetic compass.
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