A soldier of the 82nd Airborne with his M1A1 Thompson submachine gun fitted with a 30-round magazine
Paratroopers board a C-47 Skytrain for Market Garden, 17 September 1944
American paratrooper board a C-47 on June 6, 1944 with jump gear for Normandy Invasion
W.W. II, c.1942, U.S. paratroopers inspecting parachutes before taking off on maneuvers in England.
Joe Liebgott (Doc Roe and Christenson in the background) "120-pound Liebgott, ex-San Francisco cabby, was the skinniest and one of the funniest guys in E Company" - Webster p. 169 Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose