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GRAPHIC AND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF D-DAY ACTION (1 of 3)


Paratroopers In Flight
a "stick" of troopers await the "Stand up ... Hook up" command
 (AP Photo)

Ready To Jump
These men typify the tense readiness of some 14,000 parachutists awaiting the green light in the early hours of June 6, 1944

Hooked Up
once the green light is lit they will exit the plane without hesitation
 (AP Photo)

Green Light!!
when this display switched over from Red it was time to hit the silk

Pointe du Hoc. Omaha Beach
pocked by D-Day bombardment

Utah Beach
scarred by remains of shelling still shows German fortifications


Beachhead Scene
may have been a staged photo but symbolizes what took place


Drop Zone 'N'
was the targeted landing point for the 508th PIR with special objectives of two causeways to the south

 

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