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SPEARHEAD: 82ND AIRBORNE position if possible, went on the attack and that night retook the town, pursuing the Germans all the way back to the Rhine. Above: The ubiquitous 'Jeep' (a contraction of 'GP' as in 'General Purpose') provided most of the Airborne's mobility. This one is the Djvisional G-1 jeep (note the star plate over the 82A1B stencil on the bumper) awaiting its passenger at the S08th's Harness CP (US Army) The Waal crossings When the British canvas boats finally arrived, the troopers set to preparing them.
Sauveur, Normandy in late June 1944. 45 automatic in a leather holster. 45 was a powerful weapon at close quarters and was reputed to be able to stop a truck. One of the sequence of photos taken at this time later became famous on the cover of Life magazine. (US Army via Chris Ellis) 40 SPEARHEAD: 82ND AIRBORNE Presidential Unit Citation for HQ and HQ Company, 82nd Airborne cited in War Department General Orders 69 of 22 August 1944 Division HQ and HQ Company, 82nd Airborne Division, is cited for outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy between 6 and 9 June 1944 during the invasion of France.
US Army via Chris Ellis) Left: Unidentified Paratroopers move through Carentan in the Cherbourg peninsula. Heavy fighting had secured the town but resulted in considerable damage as can be seen. (US Army via Chris Ellis) Right and Inset: Lt Kelso C. Horne on the road to St. Sauveur, Normandy in late June 1944. 45 automatic in a leather holster. 45 was a powerful weapon at close quarters and was reputed to be able to stop a truck. One of the sequence of photos taken at this time later became famous on the cover of Life magazine.