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06-09-2006, 01:50 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile18486/D-Day---Assigned-drop-zones-of-101.-and-82.-Airborne-Division.htm>D-Day - Assigned drop zones of 101. and 82. Airborne Division</a></b><br><br><br />101. AD:<br />
DZ "A" <br />
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.<br />
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DZ "C" <br />
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.<br />
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DZ "D" <br />
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.<br />
LZ "E"<br />
Hiesville: Glider, missions 'Chicago' (to arrive LZ at 0400 hrs) and 'Keokuk' (to arrive LZ at 2100 hrs).<br />
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82. AD:<br />
DZ "O"<br />
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.<br />
DZ "T"<br />
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.<br /><br />
DZ "N"<br />
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.<br />
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06-09-2006, 02:30 PM
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Captain Hornblower
06-09-2006, 02:48 PM
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