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    Parachutes open as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army in Sept 1944. Operation Market Garden was the largest airborne operation in history, with some 15,000 troops landing by glider and another 20,000 by parachute.

    Eugene Roe in Austria

    U.S. 101st Airborne Division soldier fills his canteen cup with snow for making coffee in a forest near Foy.

    101st Airborne in France 1944

    Patton...presenting medal to a paratrooper from the 101st Airborne.

    Rick Gomez and Kirk Acevedo on set (from Kirk Acevedo's twitter)

    Frank Perconte

    Rick Gomez, Frank John Hughes and Scott Grimes - from Frank John Hughes twitter

    Donnie Wahlberg, Frank John Hughes and Rick Gomez - from Frank John Hughes twitter

    Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne using a captured Kubelwagen at the junction of rue Holgate and RN13 road at Carentan, June 6th 1944.

    Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne standing on the ruins of a house after the Battle of Carentan/15 June 1944

    George Luz and ‘Babe’ Heffron, Easy Company 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Rest In Peace Wild Bill - Bill Guarnere (1923 - 2014)

    Frank Perconte in Holland 1944. Rest in Peace Frank!

    Paratroopers board a C-47 Skytrain for Market Garden, 17 September 1944

    Battle of the Bulge

    A group of paratroopers in a French village at St. Marcouf, Utah Beach, France. From here they will move on into the continent, accomplishing their assigned objectives. 8 June 1944. Photo by Werner. SC 189921-S

    Joe Toye, after the war.

    101st Airborne Division troops that landed behind German lines in Holland examine what is left of one of the gliders that “cracked up."

    US paratroopers conducting maneuvers, 1942

    US paratrooper Louis Homoki on maneuvers in Great Britain, 1942/43

    Troops During Operation Market Garden September 17 1944

    The first printing of the 101st Airborne Division magazine, 17 Sept 1945. (Source:

    A paratrooper helping a fallen buddy. Robert Capa

    Troopers of the 506th in the Bulge, winter 1944/45