Sainte-Mère-Èglise ~ June 22, 2016

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  • Day 53
  • SSainte-Mère-Èglise, Normandy
  • Weather: 60-68 degrees overcast and rain

On D-Day many, many parachuters of the USA 82nd Airborne Divisions unfortunately landed beside this church, Sainte-Mère-Èglise. They suffered direct gun fire from the German soldiers.  It is said the church saved the life of the 82nd parachuter whose shoot got caught by the church’s steeple.

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