CG-4 Gliders

     

CG-4 Gliders

: C-47s of the 9th Air Force Troop Carrier Command tow reinforcements in CG-4 gliders across the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944. The C-47s used a remarkable radar transponder system called Rebecca-Eureka to find drop zones, but weather delayed the pathfinders who carried the beacons, resulting in many gliders and paratroopers landing in the wrong locations.

Image Number: 342-FH-3A13228
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