US Paratroopers St Mere Eglise. 82nd Airborne Division

By | April 30th, 2013|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Paratroopers|Tags: , , , , |

Pvte John Steele of F Company 505th PIR 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Normandy on the night of 5th-6th June 1944. Poor weather conditions led to a scattered drop and 36 men of Steele's company came down into the Church square of St Mere Eglise where they were captured or killed. Some buildings in the village [...]