DD268-1 “Final Check” – 82nd Airborne
One 82nd trooper checks the main parachute harness of his buddy.
The afternoon and early evening before D-Day. All over Southern Britain thousands of airborne forces, British and American, prepare to go into action many hours ahead of the seaborne invasion troops hit the beaches.
On dozens of airfields these paratroopers gather about to board their C47 transports bound for France. Weapons are packed… parachutes attached… Extra ammunition and supplies stowed away as the men stand and sit around the designated aircraft.