General Eisenhower With The 101st Airborne Division

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General Eisenhower With The 101st Airborne Division

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Title:  

General Eisenhower With The 101st Airborne Division
Date:
5-Jun-44

Content Description: 

Perhaps the most widely published photograph of General Eisenhower in World War II, this U.S. Army Signal Corps photo was taken around 8:30 p.m. on the eve of D-Day, June 5, 1944.  It shows Eisenhower talking with First Lieutenant Wallace Strobel, Company E, 502nd Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.  Ike had gone to Greenham Common Airfield in England that evening to see the men off.  The paratroopers of the 101st Division were among the first Allies to land in France the next day. Heavy casualties were expected.  A soldier in the crowd yelled out, “Now quit worrying General, we’ll take care of this thing for you.”

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
ENHS 1904

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