101st AIRBORNE IN NORMANDY - A History in Period Photographs. This new large-format book contains over 300 photos to help tell the story of the 101st from Georgia to England and on to Normandy.
101st AIRBORNE IN NORMANDY. by Dominique François. June 6, 1944, paratroopers of the legendary 101st Airborne Division jumped into Normandy with the mission of seizing exits of beaches at night before the amphibious invasion of France. They were the elite of the U.S. Army and were primed and ready to take on the Germans. This new large-format book contains over 300 photographs and a selection of full-color photographs of World War II era airborne uniforms and equipment. 101st Airborne in Normandy, written by a historian who has been interviewing many paratroopers veterans and collecting photographs for years, is one of the leading experts on U.S. Airborne units during World War II. He has written eight books on the subject including his recent 82nd Airborne in Normandy.
Covers each of the organic units includig the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, the 401st Glider Infantry Regiment