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Controls of a Horsa glider, 1942Halifax bomber towing Horsa glider into the air, date unknown
Controls of a Horsa glider, 1942Halifax bomber towing Horsa glider into the air, date unknown
Horsa glider on landing approach with all flaps down, date unknownParatroops leaving an Airspeed Horsa training aircraft of No. 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit at Brize Norton, England, United Kingdom, 24 Jun 1943. The paratroops were taking part in a press day exercise.
Horsa glider on landing approach with all flaps down, date unknownParatroops leaving an Airspeed Horsa training aircraft of No. 21 Heavy Glider Conversion Unit at Brize Norton, England, United Kingdom, 24 Jun 1943. The paratroops were taking part in a press day exercise.
British troops loading field gun aboard Horsa Mk II glider with glider nose section swung away, date unknownHorsa glider on its nose after landing mishap, date unknown
British troops loading field gun aboard Horsa Mk II glider with glider nose section swung away, date unknownHorsa glider on its nose after landing mishap, date unknown
Stripped US Army airborne jeep exiting a Horsa glider, date unknown; note jeepThree Horsa gliders landing, pre-May 1944
Stripped US Army airborne jeep exiting a Horsa glider, date unknown; note jeep's lack of ends of the front bumper, and some body and fender panelsThree Horsa gliders landing, pre-May 1944
British troops towing a field gun with jeep, with ammunition boxes on the hood, England, United Kingdom, 1944; note Horsa glider in backgroundCivilian workers pose with sections of an Airspeed Horsa glider, as received from the manufacturers, before assembly at No. 6 Maintenance Unit, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 26 Apr 1944.
British troops towing a field gun with jeep, with ammunition boxes on the hood, England, United Kingdom, 1944; note Horsa glider in backgroundCivilian workers pose with sections of an Airspeed Horsa glider, as received from the manufacturers, before assembly at No. 6 Maintenance Unit, Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 26 Apr 1944.
C-47 Skytrains and Horsa gliders from the 438th Troop Carrier Group lined up at Greenham Common, Newbury, Berkshire, England, prior to the D-Day invasion of France.CG-4A and Horsa gliders at an English airfield preparing for the Normandy invasion, May 1944; note the application of invasion stripes still in-progress
C-47 Skytrains and Horsa gliders from the 438th Troop Carrier Group lined up at Greenham Common, Newbury, Berkshire, England, prior to the D-Day invasion of France.CG-4A and Horsa gliders at an English airfield preparing for the Normandy invasion, May 1944; note the application of invasion stripes still in-progress
Troops of 325th Glider Infantry of US 82nd Airborne Division in a Horsa glider, training or preparing for Normandy, France invasion, England, United Kingdom, May-Jun 1944Horsa gliders line up in preparation for invasion, England, United Kingdom, May-Jun 1944
Troops of 325th Glider Infantry of US 82nd Airborne Division in a Horsa glider, training or preparing for Normandy, France invasion, England, United Kingdom, May-Jun 1944Horsa gliders line up in preparation for invasion, England, United Kingdom, May-Jun 1944
A Jeep full of US 101st Airborne paratroopers at a Normandy check-point, Jun 1944. Note Horsa gliders in the background and a box of full M1 Garand ammunition clips in the immediate foreground behind the MPís leg.British troops loading 6-pdr anti-tank gun aboard Horsa Mk I glider through side door, England, United Kingdom, Jun 1944; note gun
A Jeep full of US 101st Airborne paratroopers at a Normandy check-point, Jun 1944. Note Horsa gliders in the background and a box of full M1 Garand ammunition clips in the immediate foreground behind the MPís leg.British troops loading 6-pdr anti-tank gun aboard Horsa Mk I glider through side door, England, United Kingdom, Jun 1944; note gun's legs were modified to fit in glider
US troops preparing to board Horsa gliders for Normandy, France assault, England, United Kingdom, Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2US troops preparing to board Horsa gliders for Normandy, France assault, England, United Kingdom, Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2; note RAF markings recently painted over with USAAF markings
US troops preparing to board Horsa gliders for Normandy, France assault, England, United Kingdom, Jun 1944, photo 1 of 2US troops preparing to board Horsa gliders for Normandy, France assault, England, United Kingdom, Jun 1944, photo 2 of 2; note RAF markings recently painted over with USAAF markings
British airborne troops admiring the graffiti chalked on the side of their Horsa Mk I glider, 6 Jun 1944Crash-landed Allied Horsa Mk I glider near Hiesville, Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944
British airborne troops admiring the graffiti chalked on the side of their Horsa Mk I glider, 6 Jun 1944Crash-landed Allied Horsa Mk I glider near Hiesville, Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944

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