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Air Power And The Battle For Normandy
On Monday, 22 May 1944, 16 P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes of the 61st Fighter Squadron were speeding towards the north German city of Bremen led by Lieutenant-Colonel Francis “Gaby” Gabreski, one of the originals of Colonel Hub Zemke’s 56th Fighter
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Pegasus Bridge
The British 6th Airborne Division had the job of securing and holding the British left flank. To accomplish this, they were to be dropped by parachute and glider to the northeast of Caen. Their target was the wooded ridge in the Bois de Bavent area,
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The Craftsman
Sword was the easternmost beach on D-Day and stretched from Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer to Ouistreham. It was also the nearest beach to Caen and the responsibility for storming the sands fell to the British 3rd Infantry Division. The invading forces landed a