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All volunteer American paratroopers

American paratroopers - 101st Airborne

The American paratroopers were the elite of the U.S. army combat troops. They were all volunteers and received higher wages than other combat troops.

Pictured here are paratroopers after making successful landings in Normandy. A 101st Airborne division patch can be seen on the soldier to the extreme right of the photo.