༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺American paratrooper James Flanagan Platoon, C Co, PIR), among the first to make successful landings on the continent, holds a Nazi flag captured in a village assault. Marmion Farm at Ravenoville, Utah Beach, France. 6 June 1944 ༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺
Acting Sergeant Jake McNiece (US Army paratrooper of the 101st Airborne Division) with warpaint and mohawk ready to drop into Normandy, June 1944. He was the leader of the Filthy Thirteen - an elite demolition unit whose exploits inspired the novel move "The Dirty Dozen"
Waffen SS patrol near Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The Waffen SS quickly engaged the Allied troops but were badly outgunned and outnumbered. Nevertheless, they fought a desperate battle suffering irreparable casualties in the process.
D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together - Tourists walk by where the body of a dead German soldier once lay in the main square of Place Du Marche in Trevieres after the town was taken by US troops who landed at nearby Omaha Beach in 1944.
D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together - The former Juno Beach D-Day landing zone, where Canadian forces once came ashore, in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Once a scene of death and destruction, now a tourist's paradise.