Airborne museum

U.S. Airborne Museum


A few kilometres inland is the village of Ste Mère l'Eglise. Here is the church where a wounded American parachutist famously hung from the spire for hours before being dragged inside by German soldiers who were hiding there. A slightly macabre dummy hangs from the spire and there are a couple of beautiful stained glass windows commemorating the American parachutists who liberated the town after fierce fighting. There is also a museum dedicated to the airborne divisions who dropped in this area on D-Day, exhibits including a WACO glider and Douglas C-47 airplane.


Normandy Beaches
  1. Pegasus Bridge
  2. Grand Bunker, Ouistreham
  3. German Battery, Merville Sur Mere
  4. Canadian Memorial Centre, Juno Beach
  5. Arromanches
  6. German Gun Battery, Longues
  7. American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
  8. Point Du Hoc
  9. Utah Beach Museum
  10. U.S. Airborne Museum
  11. Dead Man's Corner
  12. German Cemetery, La Cambe
  13. British Cemetery, Bayeaux
  14. Caen Memorial
  15. Canadian Military Cemetery
  16. Falaise Pocket