Back and front T5 parachutes, retrieved on June 6 1944 in Sainte-Mère-Eglise. The back parachute’s bag is stamped N.A.F.I (National Automotive Fibres Inc.), and dated august 1943. It still has its folding booklet and his camouflage canvas with the same serial number. The black letters “RS” made with a stencil on the sling mean that this jumping equipment belonged to a patrooper of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. On June 13 1941, the T5 became the first automatic opening parachute with commanded opening autonomous “reserve”. The back parachute has a white or camouflage green canvas has 28 panels for a total surface of 52m2, whereas the front parachute has a smaller white canvas, with 24 panels for a surface of 45m2.
Registration in the register of historical monuments, decree n°2016-12-352, december 27 2016.