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  • Short Summary

    Gliders taking off from unknown airfield.

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    Location Unknown / Unclear.

    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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    Film ID:
    1889.14
    Media URN:
    61121
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:50:00 / 01:55:55:00
    Canister:
    UN 915 B

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    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.

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  2. jamied says

    There are also aircraft of the 76th Troop Carrier Squadron, (bearing CW squadron markings).

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  3. Palasco says

    Location - Tarquinia Airfield, Italy.
    C-47s of 75th and 76th Troop Carrier Sqns (435th Troop Carrier Grp) tow British Horsa gliders of 1st Independent Glider Sqn carrying the 300th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA
    (British 2nd Independent Parachute Bde Grp) during Operation Dragoon (Anvil), the Allied invasion of Southern France, 15 August 1944.

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  4. Palasco says

    The 64th airlanding battery RA were also carried by gliders during Operation Dragoon

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