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Diary August 15, 1944

Dropping of paratroopers over southern France
With the massed dropping of paratroopers over southern France the bridgehead for Operation ‘Anvil’ is secured. Here paratroopers jump out from American C-47 Dakota transport planes between Nice and Marseilles.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, August 15, 1944:

Operation Anvil, later Dragoon: ALLIED 7TH ARMY LANDS IN SOUTHERN FRANCE between Nice and Toulon; airborne forces land behind beachhead. 1,300 planes hammer weak German defenses.

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