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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