good personal history account of d-day from the air.
True accounts of the soldiers who took part in the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 1944.
Most of the soldiers of the 101st U.S. Airborne Division, known as the Screaming Eagles, did not go in on the beaches of Normandy, but dropped onto dark fields of France dangling from parachutes or strapped into gliders. And many watched as their comrades were gunned doned as they floated in midair or dangled from trees and could do nothing to save them. These eyewitness accounts are given by the commanders, the platoon sargents,the medics, the chaplains, and the lowly privats. We read their words of the wait for the orders to fly, the tension that filled the planes, the traggedy of those who never made it to the ground, their disorientation on landing, their drowsiness due to medication and lack of sleep, and their sheer will to survive, find the rest of their units, and get their mission accomplished, knowing that the men storming the beaches of Normandy were counting on them.