June 2, 2018
The twin engines of Douglas, C-47 Skytrains cut through the dead of night silence as the aircrafts journey through the sky, across the English Channel.
Mission Boston is given the green light at 1:51 a.m. on June 6, 1944 and over 6,000 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers, carried by more than 350 C-47s, jump into the dark of night, beginning their airborne assault.
Several miles inland of Utah Beach, jumping into the town of Sainte Mere Eglise, the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment would have the most accurate of the D-Day airborne drops, while the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment would have the worst.
When the division was finally relieved in Normandy in early July they had already experienced over 5,000 casualties, wounded and missing.