Airborne phase of the Operation Dragoon of the 15 August 1944 in Southern France between Le Muy and Draguignan
The pursuit on the east to the french-italian broder to protest the east flank of the 7th Army and VI Corps
WALL OF REMEMBRANCE
Remembrance wall to remember the soldier of the 1st Airborne Task Force. Paratroopers, Glider Riders and support units.
FIRST AIRBORNE TASK FORCE
The Forgotten Paratroopers
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The First Airborne Task Force has its origins in the grouping of all airborne elements available in the Mediterranean theater of operations (MTO) in February 1944, providing for a landing in Southern France. Created in July 1944, the unit is under General Robert T. Frederick’ command. On August 15, 1944, its elements must be dropped around the village of Le Muy and support the landing from the inland, the beaches of Delta and Camel Beach in the cities of St. Maxime and St. Raphael.
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