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D-Day - Assigned drop zones of 101. and 82. Airborne Division

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D-Day - Assigned drop zones of 101. and 82. Airborne Division

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101. AD:
DZ "A"
St Martin de Varreville: 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment and 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion : Seize Exits 3 and 4 at Saint-Martin-de-Varreville and Audouville-la-Hubert. Destroy the German heavy artillery battery at Saint-Martin-de-Varreville and the buildings coded WXYZ at Mezieres.

DZ "C"
Hiesville: 3/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1 and 2/506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and 101st Airborne Division HQ : Capture Exits 1 and 2 at Poupeville and Houdienville.

DZ "D"
Angoville au Plain: 1 and 2/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3/506th Parachute Infantry Regiment and C Co 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion : Protect the Southern flank. Capture the La Barquette lock, destroy bridges over the Douve River, and capture the wooden bridges at Le Port near Brevands.
LZ "E"
Hiesville: Glider, missions 'Chicago' (to arrive LZ at 0400 hrs) and 'Keokuk' (to arrive LZ at 2100 hrs).

82. AD:
DZ "O"
Sainte-Mere-Eglise: 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division HQ : Seize Sainte-Mere-Eglise, La Fiere, Chef-du-Pont. Hold a defensive line between Neuville and Baudienville.
DZ "T"
Amfreville: 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment : Hold the La Fiere causeway in support of the 505th PIR. Hold a defensive line between Gourbesville and Le-Hameau-Renouf.

DZ "N"
Picauville: 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, B Co 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion : Destroy the bridges over the Douve River, establish a secure bridgehead up to Le-Hameau-Renouf.

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