25133 - Medic 101st Airborne, Winter 1944-45

W. Britains

On the night of 5 June 1944, 8 jumpers from the 307th Airborne Medical Company parachuted into France. At 1855 hrs, 6 June, C-47s towing gliders took off for Normandy carrying the rest of the medical personnel. The main body landed together in swampy, half-flooded fields and moved north to Blosville where the majority of the unit assembled at about 2400 hours. There a small clearing station was set up and casualties started streaming in. After actions in Normandy and Holland, the news came of a German breakthrough. On 17 Dec. the division moved out. The journey to the Ardennes was far from comfortable, but all were thankful to be going by truck rather than glider.

Collections: W. Britain - WWII

Category: W. Britain World War II

Type: Miniature

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