Operation Dragoon Footage Invasion of Southern France Aug 15 1944

Overview footage of Operation Dragoon, the WW2 invasion of Southern France, on August 15, 1944. Shows glider landings, paratrooper drops, pre-invasion bombing and shelling as well as the troops hitting the beach. Also shows the smoldering remains of the LST 282 that was destroyed by a “radio controlled flying bomb”. This was the only ship sunk/destroyed during the Dragoon landings in southern France. Clipped from the US Army Signal Corps’ Combat Bulletin No. 17.

There is a lot of information on the LST 282 at this website: http://landingship.com/282/

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