Army & Navy - Envelopment from the Sky

In the Tennessee maneuvers last week a full U.S. airborne division was used in a tactical operation with larger units. Paratroops and glider-borne infantry carried out the attack. Riding with the glidermen was TIME Correspondent John H. Walker, who wrote this account.

The airborne attack was launched from Campbell Field, Ky., 100 miles northwest of the battlefield. In the grey mist big transports thundered down the runways closely spaced, each plane crammed with paratroops and each towing a bulky Army glider.

Now it was time for us to get moving. Major General William...

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