Paratroopers of the US 101st Airborne Division prepare to board Douglas C-47s at Upottery Airfield on the eve of D-Day. Shortly after 22.00hrs they will set course for Normandy and, after crossing the French coast under heavy AA fire, drop behind Utah Beach to seize key objectives just hours before the largest seaborne invasion in history.
Each print in the edition is personally signed by three paratroopers who jumped on D-Day with the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne:
Sergeant BILL TRUE – Fox Company 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
Private 1st Class SALVADOR PEREZ – Service Company, 1st Batallion, 506th PIR
Private 1st Class ARTHUR “ART” PETERSEN – Fox Company 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR