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France
Sainte-Mère-Église
Manche

Basse-Normandie

Place du 6 Juin
(Église de Sainte Mère)

John Steele accroché au clocher

John Steel in the Church Tower

Metropolis, Ill. 1912 - Fayetteville, NC, 1969
American paratrooper who landed on the church tower in Sainte-Mère-Église, the first village in Normandy liberated by the Americans on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was made famous in the movie, The Longest Day
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Mannequin in the uniform of a paratrooper hanging in the church tower.

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Location (N 49°24'31" - W 1°18'59")

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