D-Day: Down to Earth – Return of the 507th recounts the history of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment through remarkable battles in World War II and the inspiring culmination of its story 60 years later. Men from the 507th dropped into Normandy on D-Day and fought with distinction in several crucial engagements, including battles at La Fiere, Chef-Du-Pont and Graignes. In the ensuing year, the 507th fought through bitter cold in the Battle of the Bulge and participated in the largest airborne assault of the war – Operation Varsity.
After the war, the regiment was quietly disbanded. Its accomplishments were nearly forgotten until the summer of 2002, when surviving members of the 507th returned to Normandy to take part in a moving series of events that gave completion to their story.
D-Day: Down to Earth is an engaging and heartfelt account of citizen soldiers motivated to reconnect for one final mission – to honor their fallen brothers and establish a legacy for future generations.