U.S. Signal Corps employ the Eureka/Rebecca transponder system during the American airborne landings in Normandy, France.
European Theater Date:1944 Duration:1 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
The role and contribution of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in combat and war. Parachute drop-markers with radio signals guide an airborne operation in the European Theater. U.S. airborne troops board a U.S. Army Air Forces Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota transport aircraft. A woman soldier greets the paratroopers as they prepare to board the aircraft. The paratroopers jump out and descend towards the ground. The paratroopers are furnished with markers for every dropping point. A paratrooper with a radio beacon hooked onto his belt. The beacon is the ground section of the Eureka/Rebecca transponder system. The paratrooper fixes the Eureka extension including the cable and the receiver transmitter. Animation depicts the working of the Eureka-Rebeca system. An aircraft unloads paratroopers over Normandy in France during World War II. Allied troops, landing crafts, landing ships arrive at Normandy on D-Day (6 June 1944). Soldiers wade through the water towards the shore and advance inland across the beach.
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