Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Airborne Army

Allied paratroopers and glidermen had given the greatest demonstration of the power of airborne attack in the invasion of France; never before had such masses been dropped into heavily defended enemy territory to fight with such effect. Last week the Allies moved a step further in the development of a tactical weapon that had been long neglected.

Announced by General Eisenhower was a new kind of command: an airborne army of close to 250,000 men. Presumably it would be used in the knockout blow against the Germans—who had first proved the devastating effects...

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