Airborne Museum - Sainte Mère Eglise - France

Address: Place du 6 juin, Sainte Mère Eglise (See map)
Telephone: +33 (0)2-33414135

Shop: small shop present
Restaurant/refreshments: not available
Size of the museum/site: small
Year of visit: 1999

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Description: Opposite the church (where one of the paratroopers got stuck with his parachute during the memorable dropping of the night of the 5th of June 1944) on the central square of Sainte Mère Eglise, lies the small but interesting Airborne Museum.

The museum consists of two buildings. One houses a Waco Glider plane, with several hand-weapons, the other contains a well preserved Dakota, which was used to drop paratroopers and to pull gliders to their landing zone. The museum also displays various personal items, donated by veterans who actually fought in and around Sainte Mère Eglise. This all making for a very lively exhibition.

An American DC 3 "Dakota" fills a large part of the exhibition hall.

Paratrooper-doll hanging from the churchtower at the village-square, commemorating the disastrous airborne attack from 1944.

Model of a Yankee paratrooper.

American field gun.