Seal of WWII Glider Pilots Association

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Courtesy of the National Archives / NWWIIGPA Collection

Caption on back: 15 August 1944. Seventh Army, La Motte, France. Forground, gliders that have just landed in southern France, D. Day. Other gliders can be seen coming in for landing. Photo by Leibowitz, 163rd Signal Photo Company
[Glider Chalk #10, Annabelle]

glider landing combat
Courtesy National Archives/ NWWIIGPA Collection

Gliders hit the dirt in southern France before the assault landings took place. MAAF´s Lockheed P-39 photo plane caught some of them directly after they landed.

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