U.S. Airborne in Cotentin Peninsula



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Glider missions - 82nd Airborne - Force B

6 June
Serial
Airfield
T.C
Group
Gliders
Units
Landing
LZ
Mission
Detroit
Ramsbury
437th
52 CG-4A
Btry A & B 80th Abn AA Bn
Hq 82nd Abn Div
82nd Abn Div Arty
82nd A/B Sign Co
0407
LZ "O"
Mission
Elmira
Ramsbury
437th
8 CG-4A
18 Horsa
Btry C 80th Abn AA Bn
Hq 80th Abn AA Bn
82nd Abn Div Arty
82nd A/B Signal Co
2110
LZ "W"
31
Greenham
Common
438th
14 CG-4A
36 Horsa
82nd Abn Recn Platoon
82nd Signal Co
Hq 82nd Abn Div
307th ABn Medic Co
2120
LZ "W"
32
Membury
436th
2 CG-4A
48 Horsa
319th GFA Bn
320th GFA Bn
307th Abn Medic Co
Co A 307th Abn Engr Bn
82nd Abn Div Arty
2300
LZ "W"
33
Welford
435th
12 CG-4A
38 Horsa
320th GFA Bn
2310
LZ "W"
 
7 June
 
Mission
Galveston
Ramsbury
437th
32 CG-4A
18 Horsa
1/325th GIR
Co A 307th A/B Engr Bn
0700
LZ "W"
Aldermaston
434th
50 CG-4A
Hq & Hq Co 325th GIR
Co A 307th Abn Engr Bn
82nd Abn Recn Plat
82nd Abn Div Arty
Cmd Veh 508 Prcht Inf
0710
LZ "W"
Mission
Hackensack
Upottery
439th
20 CG-4A
30 Horsa
2/325th GIR
2/401st GIR
0900
LZ "W"
Merryfield
441st
50 CG-4A
Hq 2/325th GIR
Hq 2/401st GIR
Serv Co 325th GIR
Cmd Veh 505, 507 & 508 Prcht Inf
0910
LZ "W"

188 Horsa Gliders and 240 Waco CG-4A Gliders carrying 3753 men.

Glider missions - 101st Airborne

6 June
Serial
Airfield
T.C
Group
Gliders
Units
Landing
LZ
Mission
Chicago
Aldermaston
434th
52 CG-4A
155 men: 2 Btys 81st AA Bn, Engineers,
Elmts 327th GIR (anti-tank plat. Hq Co.)
Signal, 1 surgical unit, Staff pers.
1 Bulldozer, 16 x 57mm guns, 25 vehicles
0400
LZ "E"
Mission
Keokuk
Aldermaston
434th
32 Horsa
157 men: Signal, Medical & Staff pers.,
40 vehicles, 6 guns,
19 tons of equipment and supplies
2100
LZ "E"

52 CG-4A Gliders and 32 Horsa Gliders.

Soldats du 325th Glider dans un Horsa (42Ko)
325th Glider Troopers
(USAF)
 
Glider in Normandy (86Ko)
Waco CG-4 in Normandy
(Nara)