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Discussion in 'Aviation' started by AVRoe, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. AVRoe

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    A tribute to glider aircrew.They had to rely on the tug crews for nav,take lots of flak, early releases, then land in UNKNOWN enermy territory.RESEPECT!
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't have wanted to be a glider trooper for those reasons you stated, plus they were paid less than regular paratroopers too. They're either effective or a disaster, D-Day glider operations being a little bit of a combination of the two.
     
  3. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Gotta agree with you.

    Some successful and daring Glider Raids though:

    German assault of the Eben Emael fortress in May 10, 1940.

    Operation Eiche, the German rescue of Mussolini.

    The initial landings of Operation Market Garden.
     
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    Pegasus Bridge for the brillant spot landings and successfully holding the bridge.
     
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    I believe that glider pilots (and Grasshopper observation plane pilots) didn't get the extra pay that other pilots get above regular army officers. Flying a flimsy plywood aircraft made by a an ex-coffin maker into combat zones should warrant something extra....
     
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