DAVID BURNETT



































In 1994, on occasion of the 50th anniversary of D Day, Robert L Williams, 101st Airborne trooper, jumped with a bunch of former vets at Ste Mere Eglise. The sky behind is filled with chutes of active duty troops who jumped just after the vets did. - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

A group of English reenactors on Omaha Beach, D-Day+70 Years: - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Whisky 7, a C47 which flew on the night of 5 June 1944, flies again over the Norman countryside - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Members of the 29th Division gather at Dog/Red on Omaha beach, 0700, 70 years after D-Day to salute their fallen comrades - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Fireworks on Omaha beach, 5 June 2014 - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

D-Day+70 Years: hundreds of paratroopers jump at Ste Mere Eglise in tribute to the paratroopers of 1944 - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

A lone re-enactor (there were hundreds in 2014) on Omaha Beach the morning of D-Day + 70 years - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

D-Day+70 Years: Omaha Beach salute to the veterans - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Two men hug in recognition of D-Day+70 Years: - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

The 2014 D-Day+70 Years celebrations drew hundreds to the beaches - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

My first encounter with the D-Day Vets. A young (in his 50s) veteran at a lunch, Omaha Beach, 1974 (30th Anniversary) - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

A small crew of Dutch re-enactors (there are hundreds of them), Omaha Beach, 0600h, D-Day + 60 years - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Along Omaha Beach - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Major Thomas Howie's grave, Normandy cemetary (thought to be the inspiration of Tom Hanks character in Saving Priv Ryan - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

John Robinson, a B-26 pilot who flew into France on the night of June 5th - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Omaha Beach - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

German fortresses along the Normandy Coast - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Utah Beach 1984 - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Visiting fallen comrades at Omaha Beach cemetary - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

A former German garrison, Normandy - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Utah Beach - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Omaha Beach - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Dwayne Burns, paratrooper - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

A vet sits on Omaha Beach, 35 years after D-Day - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Bob Williams, former paratrooper - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Dr. Harold Baumgarten, wounded 5 times on D-Day - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Ed Jeziorsky, a paratrooper with the 82nd Abn - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Elbert Legg, assigned to Graves Registration, had to find a place to bury Allied soldiers in Normandy - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Carl Beck, who jumped at Ste. Mere Eglise, 50 years after D-Day - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Harry Parley, a grunt, now retired - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Beach defensive positions - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Gold Beach - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Leo Jereb, a 4th Div. veteran - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Pat Passman, returns to Utah Beach in 1994, for the first time in 50 years - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Dawn, along Omaha Beach, June 6, 1994 - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

A view of Omaha Beach - June 6, 2014 - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Whisky 7 on the ramp, Cherbourg - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

Bud Rice, who flew Whisky 7 on June 5, 1944 - ©2024 David Burnett.<br/>All rights reserved.

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