• ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - A paratrooper lands near the La Merderet River by La Fiere bridge commemorating the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies here on Jun 6. Around 300 American, British, French and German paratroopers jumped to commemorate the airborne drop 65-years ago. The ceremony, held at the Iron Mike statue, was highlighted by the presence of over 25 Second World War veterans who participated in an airborne wing exchange between German and American paratroopers.

    Paratroopers

    ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - A paratrooper lands near the La Merderet River by La Fiere bridge commemorating the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies here on Jun 6. Around 300 American, British, French and German paratroopers jumped to commemorate the...

  • OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE -- Maj. Gen. David A. Morris (right), comanding general for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), is introduced to British WWII Veteran Geoff Noble (left) by his son Chris Noble here on Jun 4. Noble was a Royal Navy Wireman onboard Landing Craft Tank (LCT) 1038 on Gold Beach on June 6 1944.

    British Veteran

    OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE -- Maj. Gen. David A. Morris (right), comanding general for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), is introduced to British WWII Veteran Geoff Noble (left) by his son Chris Noble here on Jun 4...

  • ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Soldiers take time to meet Second World War veteran Julius Eisner here on June 5. Eisner was a pathfinder with "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He was one of the first paratroopers on the ground on D-Day and jumped in around 1:21 am, June 6, 1944, Drop Zone "Oscar", near St. Mere Eglise, approximately 30 minutes before the main assault body. This particular regiment was one of the few who actually landed where they were supposed to land. He shared stories of the old 82nd Airborne Division and is a living inspiration to a whole new generation of airborne paratroopers.

    Past and Present

    ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Soldiers take time to meet Second World War veteran Julius Eisner here on June 5. Eisner was a pathfinder with "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne...

  • ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - Two C-130s fly over the hundreds of veterans, fans, and present day paratroopers near the Merderet River by the La Fiere bridge for the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies here on Jun 6. Around 300 American, British, French and German paratroopers jumped to commemorate the airborne drop 65-years ago. The ceremony, held at the Iron Mike statue, was highlighted by the presence of over 25 Second World War veterans who participated in an airborne wing exchange between German and American paratroopers.

    Fly By

    ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - Two C-130s fly over the hundreds of veterans, fans, and present day paratroopers near the Merderet River by the La Fiere bridge for the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies here on Jun 6. Around 300 American, British, French and...

  • LA FIERRE, FRANCE -- 82nd Airborne Division icon Julius Eisner (center), a Second World War airborne veteran and one of the first pathfinders to land near St. Mere Eglise on D-Day, stands with British and U.S. Army Soldiers here on Jun 3. The majority of the airborne Soldiers are Army Reserve paratroopers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) along with a sizable contingent of 82nd Airborne Division.

    Soldier\'s Soldier

    LA FIERRE, FRANCE -- 82nd Airborne Division icon Julius Eisner (center), a Second World War airborne veteran and one of the first pathfinders to land near St. Mere Eglise on D-Day, stands with British and U.S. Army Soldiers here on Jun 3. The majority...

  • OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE -- D-Day enthusiasts from Holland ride a pristine 1940s era jeep along Omaha beach in full vintage U.S. Army uniforms here on Jun 4.

    Riding the Beach

    OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE -- D-Day enthusiasts from Holland ride a pristine 1940s era jeep along Omaha beach in full vintage U.S. Army uniforms here on Jun 4.

  • OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE - D-Day enthusiasts from France suit up in full vintage U.S. Army uniforms from the Second World War at a ceremony commemorating veterans of Omaha Beach here on Jun 4.

    Holding the Line

    OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE - D-Day enthusiasts from France suit up in full vintage U.S. Army uniforms from the Second World War at a ceremony commemorating veterans of Omaha Beach here on Jun 4.

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