Massive U.S. Paratroop attack captures airfield in Tunisia from Axis forces, during World War 2
North Africa Date:1942 Duration:1 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
U.S.Paratroopers attack after a 1500 mile trip from the UK. The load aboard 44 C-47 troop transport aircraft in Algeria and take off. They are escorted by U.S. P-38 Lightning fighters. The C-47s swoop low over the target airfield and paratroopers jump. They secure the airport. The C-47s are seen parked back at their airfield in Algeria, having returned with no losses.
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