Hale Hale The Gangs All Here
An impromptu party breaks out after the fighting has quieted
down. A G.I. plays an accordion while two guitarists, one a French
woman, join in the melody.
To Meet An American
this young lady beams as she accepts a gift of some rations
(wonder if she changed her mind after she tasted them!).
...and The Band Played On
with all that music and a convivial crowd, having a dance or
two was just the right thing to do.
Out The Barrel
and We'll Have A Barrel Of Fun!
maybe this is where the song was composed?
Photo believed to have been taken in Chef du Pont.
[courtesy of Kenneth Lewis]
Sixty Years Later
the celebrations continue as evidenced on this postcard sent
to Zig Boroughs
of Rupert In another
celebration a straw dummy parachutes past an 82nd
The figure emulates those mock parachutists that were released by
the Americans to confuse Germans into thinking the invasion force was
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A mess awaited him
Near midnight before D-Day Adelchi Pilutti 72 of Ocean Springs parachuted into Normandy with the 82nd Airbome’s 508th Parachute Infantry.
Guess what he found when he landed near Ste Mere-Eglise?
A mess” said Pilutti describing the confused and dangerous combat situation.
“We captured small towns and held bridges and cut down communications lines — ordinary
behind-the-lines work” said the retired carpenter who married a woman from Laurel and came to the Coast after World War II.
Despite the confusion the situation was better than he’d expected Pilutti said he was glad to make the jump because the Germans were firing at his plane
[Sun Herald, Biloxi, MA, 06 Jun 1994, Mon, Page 6]