Equipment loaded in planes and gliders for Allied D-Day invasion during World War II.
European theater Date:1944 Duration:4 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
Preparations for allied D-Day invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. United States C-47 plane taxis along and lands. Ground crewmen run over and attach towing device to tail section of C-47 aircraft. Towing device attached to nose section of the aircraft. Interior of the plane tows the glider and interior of the glider towed. C-47s towing gliders in formation. C-47 planes fly at an extremely low altitude. Pilot and co-pilot of C-47. Tow release device of a glider. Pilot releases the tow machine. Gliders descend and land in small open field. One of the gliders hits a tree while landing and its wing tip knocked off. Men unload equipment from a glider. Paratroopers unload guns, equipment and ammunition from a glider. Canons, equipment and ammunition loaded into jeeps, trailers. Men advance across area after leaving gliders.
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