Friday, September 01, 2006


Paratrooper by Mead Schaeffer

This cover for Saturday Evening Post of 12 Sept 1942, shows one of the many moments of truth that brave men faced in WWII. Keep in mind that not all paratroopers survived the jump. Two years later in Normandy an incredible number of paratroopers were injured or killed in the night jump into France. This was purely from the jump into the treacherous darkness and not combat.