They were on Omaha Beach

"They were on Omaha Beach, 213 eyewitnesses by Laurent Lefebvre" looks at the invasion of Omaha Beach through both local and veterans testimonies. It follows the invasion minute by minute, told by those who were there, living through the chaos.

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D-Day - Pathfinders

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TEAM "A" was scheduled to land at point on DZ "A" of 389-968 flying from NW to SE at 0020, June 6, 1944. Actual landing was made in vicinity of St. Germaine de-Varreville (394-994) and flying from ENE to WSW at approximately 0015. All three sticks dropped together and could be seen together but were considerably strung out with the last man in each aircraft landing near Beuzeville-au-Plain (370-985). Upon assembly and orientation it was the decision of Capt. Lillyman to select the best available field in the immediate area and establish the Radar and Light Aids. Enemy fire had been received from the vicinity of Fucarville, from the beach area and from the vicinity of Audouville la-Hubert. There was no enemy fire.

(Source: Report of D-Day Pathfinders activities - 1 July 1944)

 
Paratroopers
Captain Frank I. Lillyman 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 3rd Bn, I Co
First Lieutenant Robert S. Dixon 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, Hq
First Lieutenant Samuel McCarter 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 1st Bn, Hq
Second Lieutenant Reed Pelfrey 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, Hq
Technical 5th Thomas C. Walton 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Technical 5th Owen R. Council 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, Hq
Private First Class Delbert A. Jones 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Private First Class Phillip Sangenario 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private First Class Frederick A. Wilhelm 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private James J. Bement 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private Jarris C. Clark 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private Paul O. Davis 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private John H. Funk 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private John S. MacFarlen 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, Hq
Private August M. Mangoni 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 1st Bn, B Co
Private John G. Ott 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, Hq
Private Francis A. Rocca 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, 1st Bn, C Co
Private Raymond Smith 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private Buford R. Williams 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR,
Private John S. Zamanakos 101st Airborne Div., 502nd PIR, Hq
Aircrew
Lieutenant Colonel Joel Crouch Pilot
Captain Vito Pedone Co-pilot
Captain William Culp Navigator
  Crew Chief
  Radio Operator