Diary August 15, 1944
WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, August 15, 1944:
With the massed dropping of paratroopers over southern France the bridgehead for Operation ‘Anvil’ is secured. Here paratroopers jump out from American C-47 Dakota transport planes between Nice and Marseilles.
SEA AND AIR WAR
Operation Anvil, later Dragoon: ALLIED 7TH ARMY LANDS IN SOUTHERN FRANCE between Nice and Toulon; airborne forces land behind beachhead. 1,300 planes hammer weak German defenses.