Musee Airborne

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Musee Airborne HISTORY

Musee Airborne in St-Mère-Eglise in Northern France is dedicated to the role played by the American 82nd and 101st airborne divisions during the Normandy Landings of World War Two or "D-Day".

Taking place in June 1944, the Normandy Landings were a collaborative effort between British, American and Canadian troops, who launched a massive attack by air, land and sea to capture German occupied Europe in an operation known as Overlord.

St-Mère-Eglise was the site where American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions landed between 5 and 6 June 1944 and is today the home of Musee Airborne.

Comprised of three main buildings, one of which is shaped like a parachute, Musee Airborne, also known as St-Mère-Eglise Airborne Museum, houses original aircraft from the Normandy landings, including a Waco Glider and the Douglas C-47 plane Argonia together with weaponry, photographs, documentation and a film about the landings.

Musee Airborne also explores the personal stories of the soldiers who took part in these operations.

TOURS: D-Day Tours

Musee Airborne TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO Musee Airborne

Musee Airborne is in St-Mère-Eglise in northern France around 25 miles south east of Cherbourg. The site is also approx 50 miles north west of Caen.

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Musee Airborne OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

Musee Airborne is open daily 9:30am-noon and 2pm-6pm (April-September open 9am-6.45pm). Closed December and January. Entry costs €7 for adults, €4 for children (6-16) and free under 6s, disabled persons, World War II veterans and military personnel and firemen in uniform. Family/group discounts available.

Musee Airborne HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Musee Airborne
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name: St-Mère-Eglise Airborne Museum
Country: France
Period: World War Two
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Date: 1900AD - 1999AD
City/Town: Sainte-Mere-Eglise
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Resorts: Cherbourg-Octeville, Caen, Normandy,

CONTACT DETAILS

Musee Airborne ADDRESS

Musee Airborne, 14 rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Frankrei

Musee Airborne PHONE NUMBER

+33 (0)2 33 41 41 35

Musee Airborne EMAIL

musee.airborne@wanadoo.fr

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