Gliders 1944

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Several shots of British officer talking to camera at unknown airfield. Various shots of planes pulling gliders and taking off - they are seen flying in pairs over the airfield.


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UN 0915 B
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01:51:50:00 / 01:55:55:00
UN 915 B
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War & Revolution
Combat Gliders Vintage gliders

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  • I'm certainly no WWII expert, but I believe the aircraft seen here are Douglas C-47 models of the 75th Troop Carrier Squadron, (bearing CK squadron markings).

    The gliders they're seen towing are Airspeed Horsa gliders of the RAF.

    jamied 24th Sep 2012
  • There are also aircraft of the 76th Troop Carrier Squadron, (bearing CW squadron markings).

    jamied 24th Sep 2012

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