Doris Day costarred more than once with several actors: Rock Hudson, James Garner, James Cagney, Gordon MacRae, Ronald Reagan, Jack Carson, and Rod Taylor. Although she only made one film with Jack Lemmon, he was disappointed they never made another one. She also remained friends with Louis Jordan until his passing.
Soldiers of the 6th German Parachute Regiment caught in a footpath near the French village of Sainteny, July 16, 1944. In the background, Americans of the 4th Infantry Division examine a German Schwimmwagen VW 166 built by Volkswagen.
U.S. paratroopers fix their static lines before a jump before dawn over Normandy on D-Day. The decision to launch the airborne attack in darkness instead of waiting for first light was probably one of the few Allied missteps on June 6, and there was much to criticize both in the training and equipment given to paratroopers and glider-borne troops of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions. Improvements were called for after the invasion; the hard-won knowledge would be used to advantage later.