Memorial of Verdun
Text & Pictures: Serge Van Heertum - ©SBAP 2012 
 

The Airborne Museum is located in a Park of 3000 m² near the well-known church and his parachutist hanging like it happened the night before the landing. This museum of legends is a hymn to the extraordinary epic of the American parachutists of the 82nd and 101st airborne division, who dropped on Sainte-Mère-Eglise in the night of 5-6 June, 1944.
A first building in the shape of a parachute shelters a Waco Glider in its original state, as well as many showcases furnished with documents of the time, testimonials, weapons, ammunition, etc.
In the second building, in the shape of a delta wing, you will find the Douglas C-47 plane "Argonia" which took part in dropping the parachutists and in towing gliders at the time of the Landings. Many models in uniform and vehicles are displayed.

 

The famous paratrooper hanging on the Sainte-Mère -Eglise church The entrance with a Sherman tank
   
The Douglas C-47A "The Argonia"  
   
Waco CG4A glider Wood and canvas construction
   
In the Waco with the 82nd airborne division Dodge vehicle of the 82nd airborne division
   
Willis jeep Caterpilar for the airfield preparation
   
   
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