60 Years ago today

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  1. British and American Airborne Forces embark for their objectives, including the Bridges over the Orne River, Merville Battery and St. Mere Eglise.

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  2. Brave men one and all, but notice in the picture of the US Paratroops boarding the aircraft. All wearing front mounted reserve parachutes. Something the British didn't get until the 1950s. Jumping without a reserve? Now they were brave.