1.31.2005


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Airborne Resupply Preparations
Acme News photo, dated May 4, 1944

Jeeps with trailers load up on canvas supply containers to be used in the upcoming post-D-Day reesupply missions. Such containers were either slung under transport aircraft and released with a special lever, while others were simply pushed from open doors over dropzones. With a month to go before the invasion, training and buildup is at a fever pitch.

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