Seal of WWII Glider Pilots Association


VIDEOS

The following links are Troop Carrier related videos.

Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of World War II

Full feature documentary.

(1:54:55)




Snatching CG–4A Glider

(2:13)




Training — CG–4A Glider

This is a film not showing Horsa gliders but CG–4A gliders. The CG–4A water landing demonstrations at Laurinburg–Maxton in August 1943. The first water landing tests were done a month earlier, first part of July 1943, at East Lake, Indiana. This is a U.S. Army film/National Archives.

(2:13)




D-Day Minus One: IX Troop Carrier Command

Published on Jan 3, 2013
Documents the activities of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and the 9th Troop Carrier Command on June 5 and 6, 1944. Parachute and glider troops land behind German coastal defenses in France on the day preceding the full invasion. Reinforcements arrive the following day. Shows much of the preparation in England immediately before the attacks, including a final inspection by Gen. Eisenhower. Includes aerial views of Normandy Beach and of lands flooded to deter the invasion. Shows how fields were obstructed to wreck invading gliders. A Treasury Department trailer promotes war bond sales. . This Military Documentary made available courtesy the Department of Defense, National Technical Information Service, and the National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/.
YouTube Channel “Tomorrow Always Comes”

(15:30)




WWII Market Garden

Published on Aug 18, 2014
This footage shows the flight of the Troop Carrier Squadrons from England towards Landingzone W over Son in the Netherlands for operation "Market Garden". Most gliders had good landings but the footage also shows the hazards during a glider landing.

(1:56)




Glider Pickup at Eindhoven

YouTube showing pickup in Holland after Market-Garden

(2:13)




Gliders 1944

This film is a mix of films which could be 1943, 1944, and 1945. At 1:44 thru 1:53 is an excellent demonstration of how a glider pilot uses his skids to stop the glider. If you don’t blink you will see a CG–13! At 1:15 and 1:16 for a split second you can see a CG-13 being snatched along with the CG–4A. Demonstrations of what a glider can be used for and some snatches of gliders in the end.

(2:18)




WW2 Second World War Military Gliders

Waco CG–4A CG = Cargo Glider.
The G–4 (short name) is not correct as the G–4 would have the red stripe in the center of each bar indicating USAF as opposed to CG–A, no red stripe, in the USAAF pre–1947. Using G–4 is kind of like saying a 1949 Ford auto grill is a 1952 grill.

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WW2 Second World War Military Gliders

Airspeed Horsa Invasion Glider.

(4:12)




99th Troop Carrier Squadron, Tribute to the

Memorial Day 2012 tribute (YouTube presentation)

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