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June 5, 2017

Jumping into France

Filed under: movies, TV shows, World War II — furtherglory @ 5:36 pm

Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks had this vision of the Screaming Eagles jumping into Normandy.  This is from the series Band of Brothers.

Evening of June 5th 1944

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 5:17 pm

June 5th, 1944 — the D-Day invasion started

Filed under: Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 11:34 am

C-47 of the type used by American troops to jump into Normandy.

This evening marks a critical day in history. Just after sunset on June 5th 1944, American paratroopers took off from England to parachute into German-occupied France.

The next morning, allied troops landed on the beaches.

The following is a quote from the Wikipedia article linked to above.  I believe that it contains a factual error.

Begin quote from Wikipedia article:

Around 13,100 American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions made night parachute drops early on D-Day, June 6, followed by 3,937 glider troops flown in by day.

End quote.

As I said above, I believe that the paratroopers went in on the evening of June 5th, taking off right after sunset.

Good thing I have been banned from Wikipedia, so that their organization can continue to have so many factual errors.  Look on the bright side: at least they faithfully support the Jew agenda without critical discussion.