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.
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.
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, 14 rue Eisenhower, 50480 Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Frankrei
+33 (0)2 33 41 41 35
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