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Eisenhower speaking to Easy Company men of the 502d PIR of the US 101st Airborne Division, RAF Greenham Common, Newbury England, 5 Jun 1944

Caption   Eisenhower speaking to Easy Company men of the 502d PIR of the US 101st Airborne Division, RAF Greenham Common, Newbury England, 5 Jun 1944 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   111-SC-194399
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Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 5 Jun 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Sascha227 says:
8 Jul 2007 07:50:53 AM

Sorry,.. but this picture must be dated with 5th June 1944... D-Day was on June 6th.. the Paratroupers boarded their planes on the night from 5th to 6th June.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Mar 2012 07:49:51 PM

lET'S LISTEN IN TO WHAT IKE REALLY SAID: WERE GOING TO HOLD ON TO HIM THE(GERMANS)BY THE NOSE AND WE'RE GOING TO KICK HIM IN THE BUTT. WE'RE GOING TO KICK THE HUN, AND KICK HIM ALL THE TIME. AND WE'RE GOING THROUGH HIM LIKE POOP THROUGH A GOOSE. THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, WHEN YOU'RE SITTING AROUND YOUR FIRESIDE, WITH YOUR GRANDSON ON YOUR KNEE AND HE ASKS YOU, "WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE GREAT WWII, YOU WON'T HAVE TO SAY, "WELL...I SHOVELED POOP IN LOUISANA" PARDON ME, SIR, BUT DIDN'T GEORGE C. SCOTT SAY THOSE LINES IN THE 1970 MOVIE "PATTON" SAY, DIDN'T I HEAR MY AID CALL...GOTTA GO I THANK THE EDITOR/WW2DB FOR ALLOWING ME TO ADD THIS HUMOR...
3. Jed Barton says:
5 Jun 2019 12:10:15 PM

I saw a program with Susan Eisenhower (Ike's grandaughter) on CSPAN and she said that Ike was talking to a trooper about fly fishing and was making a casting motion when this photo was taken/

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