A group of U.S soldier from the 504th PIR (Airborne) Division with a C47. Note, these soldiers wearing a M43 Uniform. Photo was taken in 17th September 1944 during in the Operation Market Garden in Netherlands.
Operation MARKET I: the airborne operation to seize bridges between Arnhem and Eindhoven, The netherlands, (part of Operation MARKET GARDEN). "Shorty George", A Short Stirling Mark IV glider tug of No. 295 Squadron RAF starts its take-off run at Harwell, Oxfordshire, towing an Airspeed Horsa Mark I with troops of the 1st Airborne Division on board, bound for Landing Zone (LZ) 'N' near Nijmegen, Holland. Taken between 11.20 and 11.40 on the morning of 17 September 1944.
"The Screaming Eagles", 101st Airborne Division, Littlecote House in Berkshire. From airfields in this area, including Ramsbury just to the west of here, the 101st Airborne Division took off during the night of 5 june 1944, the eve of D-Day, as part of the invasion of Normandy.