While watching Band of Brothers, in the second episode, after the paratroopers drop in the night prior to D-Day, Winters and Hall run into each other in the field in the dark and walk out together. They run into a German air flak gun squad and stop moving. Winters says to wait for them to reload before they continue moving. When the Germans stopped to reload, THEN the pair moved into the darkness.
I have no military or law enforcement training so perhaps my logic is wrong but my question is why would you wait for them to reload before continuing on in the dark? My logic is if they are firing, it would be loud and hopefully they won't hear me when I'm walking by. Also, they would probably be looking skyward to shoot planes and not look for soldiers who survived the jump on the ground.