Photo #: USA C-1050 (Color)
Northern European Invasion Rehersals, 1944
Corporal Louis E. Laird, U.S. Army Paratrooper, boards a C-47 transport plane during dress rehersals for the Normandy invasion. Photographed at an English airfield, circa spring 1944.
Note his "Bazooka" anti-tank rocket launcher, sheath knife on his left leg, camouflaged helmet, and 101st Airborne Division shoulder patch.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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26 January 2004