|American Airborne Operation Plan|
The parachute drop commenced around 01:40 6th June 1944. In the town of Ste Mere Eglise a fire was burning, illuminating the area, those descending in the area making easy targets for the defending German forces.
|Ste Mere Eglise - Night sky illuminated June 6 1944|
|101st Airborne Drop Pattern|
A memorial on the church commemorates the event.
|Paratrooper Memorial Ste Mere Eglise|
|Church St Mere Eglise 2014|
|Church St Mere Eglise 1944|
|Church St Mere Eglise interior|
|Church St Mere Eglise|
Paratrooper Memorial Window