George Van't Haaff
Jan de Vries
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
Map of Canadian Assaults on D-Day.
Map of 1st Can Paras objectives June 6 - Aug 26
A training jump in England.
A jump harness for training.
Learning hand to hand combat.
Jan shortly after he earned his wings in 1943.
A 1st Can Paras stick.
Training jumps from a Dakota in England.
On parade in England, 1944.
Training jumps in England.
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion on the daytime
assault over the Rhine in March 1945.
Waiting to board their aircraft on June 5, 1944.
A Canadian paratrooper with a young German boy.
Jan in Normandy.
Jan (right) in Normandy, 1944.
Jan (centre) with friends in England.
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