Drop Zones

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Mission Boston - Mission Description
... with "Mission Albany" preceding it by one hour to drop the 101st Airborne Division ... Drop Zones T and N were west of the Merderet River from north to south, and Drop Zone O was east of it, just northwest of Sainte Mère Église ... The serials were scheduled over the drop zones at 6-minute intervals ...
American Airborne Landings In Normandy - Combat Jumps - Scattered Drops
... channel, numerous factors encountered over the Cotentin Peninsula disrupted the accuracy of the drops, many encountered in rapid succession or simultaneously ... thinning to broken clouds over the eastern half, an opaque ground fog over many drop zones, German antiaircraft fire ("flak"), limitations of the Rebecca/Eu ... the six serials which achieved concentrated drops, none flew through the clouds ...
Parachuting - Drop Zones
... In parachuting, a drop zone or DZ is the area above and around a location where a parachutist freefalls and expects to land ... Drop zone staff include the DZO (drop zone operator or owner), manifestors, pilots, instructors, coaches, cameramen, packers, riggers and other general staff ...
Air Force Combat Controllers - History - Pathfinders During World War II
... winds exceeding 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) two battalions landed 30 miles from their drop zone and a third battalion landed over 55 miles from their drop zone ... ensure airborne operations are more successful in getting the paratroopers at the designated drop zone ... These pathfinders preceded main assault forces into objective areas and drop zones in teams to provide weather information and visual guidance to inbound aircraft through the use of high-powered lights, flares and ...
James M. Gavin - World War II - D-Day and Mission Boston
... was the second of two combat jumps, with "Mission Albany" preceding it by one hour to drop the 101st Airborne Division ... Drop Zones T and N were west of the Merderet River from north to south, and Drop Zone O was east of it, just northwest of Sainte Mère Église ... and Baudienville to the north, clear the area of the drop zones to the unit boundary at Les Forges and link up with the 101st Airborne Division ...

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