June 6, 1944

Last Sunday, I visited the biggest airshow in France and maybe Europe. It took place in La Ferté Alais. About 100 planes and the « Patrouille de France » were presented, from WW1 to the current period, from the Bleriot plane that crossed the channel to the Rafale from Dassault.

One of the main spots of the show, beside amazing plane demos, was the reconstitution of a US paratroopers stick getting ready to board a C47 Dakota plane, the exact replica of the ones that dropped the 101st and the 82nd airborne over Normandy on June 6, 1944.

I made some pictures and treated them as genuine black and white ones. I wanted to share them on this blog and congratulate the folks having helped the audience to remember the GI’s sacrifice.

After the briefing

Ready to board…

60 lbs worth of load…

Waafs… attend the show…

Last thoughts before D-Day….

Every minute attention to get ready…

Board the C47…

Proud to be the boss…

A new page on photos

Today, I added a new page to this site: My photos

And its first gallery is about thunderstorm on a road of Eure et Loir, France… Other galleries will be added as I see fit.

Feel free to react and enjoy!

Aujourd’hui, j’ai ajouté une nouvelle page à ce site: Mes photos

Et sa première galerie concerne des photos d’un orage prises sur une route d’Eure et Loir. D’autres galeries seront ajoutées selon les circonstances.

Réactions et commentaires sont les bienvenus!