Today in History: Inchon Landing

71 years ago today, September 15th 1950, the Battle of Inchon began. Code named Operation Chromite it was a plan by MacArthur to attack behind North Korean forces and break the siege of Pusan. Considered today to be one of the most decisive operations in modern warfare and MacArthur's greatest success.The operation was carried out …

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Today in History: Operation Dragoon

77 years ago today, August 15th 1944, Operation Dragoon began.Operation Dragoon was the code name for the landing operation of the Allied invasion of Southern France. The landing was originally intended to be sooner but a lack of supplies causing to be postponed to well after the Normandy landing was solidified. Notable units involved were …

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Today in History: Operation Avalanche

78 years ago today, September 9th 1943, Operation Avalanche began. The Allied invasion of the Italy occurred at the Coastal town of Salerno. (I actually was able to visit there but unfortunately it was only passing through so I wasn't able to see anything) Technically there were earlier diversionary landings by British units in Operation …

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Today in History: D-Day (Gliderman)

77 years ago today (6/7/1944) the 325th GIR began landing in their Horsa and Waco Waco gliders to reinforce the 82nd Airborne as part of Operation Neptune/Overlord. Glidermen wore essentially the standard infantry set up. Differences being the addition of a parachutist first aid and a flag brassard or patch. One interesting note is it …

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Today in History: D-Day (82nd)

77 years ago today, June 6th 1944, the battle or Normandy or Operation Overlord began. Paratroopers began dropping shortly after midnight in the Operation Neptune phase. Overlord being the overall Normandy campaign. Here we have a general example of a paratrooper. Early in the war all paratroopers were issued pistols but by D-day the practice …

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