First Allied Airborne Army

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  • Operation Market Garden Operations Plan

    Introduction September 17, 1944, Allied forces commenced the largest airborne operation, code name Operation Market-Garden, which took place in Holland in order to make way for Allied forces, both ground and air to advance through Holland into Germany. The scheme of the operation was an idea by Field Marshall Sir Bernard Montgomery, which he had convinced the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower in approving Operation Market-Garden, which called for a direct thrust towards the Rhine and Ruhr Valley utilizing large numbers of airborne paratroopers. This operation was against the Germans, which the Allied forces thought the Germans were retreating due to the movement of Allied forces at a quick pace from Belgium into Holland. Although,…

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  • Screaming Eagles Significance

    The Impact of the “Screaming Eagles” in WWII The “Screaming Eagles” is a nickname given to the 101st airborne because of the patches they wear on their shoulders depicting an eagle. The 101st was one of the most prolific and accomplished divisions of the army throughout the span of World War II. The 101st airborne played a pivotal role in the success of the Allied defeat of the Axis Powers. However, the success of the 101st came at a heavy price with over 14,000 casualties in just that division.…

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  • A Day Which Will Live In Infamy Analysis

    the events where two American destroyers were attacked, were one was sank and the other was able to return to the port for repairs. Both were conducted German U-boats. Also the first American death of the war did not happen after Pearl Harbor, but a year before hand. December 7th 1941, “A Day Which Will Live in Infamy” said by President Franklin Roosevelt in his speech asking congress to declare war on the Empire of Japan. Japan sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on a Sunday morning where the United…

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  • Operation Overlord: The Battle Of Normandy

    Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings(Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day). A 1,200-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving more than 5,000 vessels. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on 6 June, and more than two million Allied troops were in…

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  • Red Ball Express Research Paper

    On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. After the invasion, Allied Commanders had to confront a problem, “How are the Allies going to sustain one of the largest fighting force ever assembled, moving faster than any Army before it?” The Red Ball Express provides the solution for Allied Commanders. While the success came with a hefty price tag, the desperate…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of WWII

    Simmons’s trips to D.C., he spoke with a veteran that was a radio man on B-17’s, a bomber plane, and in the 8th Air Force that flew over Europe. The 8th Air Force that this gentleman was a part of regularly bombed industrial plants in Germany. After being shot down, he spent two years in a German Prisoner of War camp. Another veteran, Walter Hughes, was Airborne and jumped during Operation Market Garden. This operation supported the attack on D-Day. The movie, “A Bridge Too Far” was based…

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  • Canadian Military Contributions

    Canada's Contribution to the Allied Effort Canadian Military Contributions were essential to win WWII. Ortona, D-Day-Juno Beach, and The Liberation of the Netherlands are three critical conflicts that Canadian Army and Navy conquered to deliver victory to the Allied effort. Through the hard work, courage, and great sacrifices of Canadian soldiers and the Allied forces, German forces surrendered on May 7th, 1945, and on May 8th, 1945 Victory in Europe (V-E) Day was declared. Canada proved a…

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  • Compare And Contrast The British Military Strategy

    The difference between the American’s direct strategy and the peripheral strategy of the British focused on Prime Minster Winston Churchill’s traditional approach through a naval based power and a large army by fighting small peripheral operations to gradually weaken the enemy. The United States with a powerful army felt a stronger direct fighting force of the German Army was the most effective strategy. The United States commanders argued for the invasion of France to end the war in Europe.…

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  • General Patton And The Battle Of The Bulge Case Study

    General Patton and the Battle of the Bulge Mission command is an important part of what makes a military leader successful. It is not easy to accomplish but will lead to victory when done well. Mission command can be broken down into six sub-categories consisting of, mutual trust, create shared understanding, provide a clear commander’s intent, exercise disciplined initiative, use mission orders, and accept prudent risk. During the Battle of the Bulge General George S. Patton was in charge of…

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  • Invasion Of Normandy Research Paper

    invasion took place on the shores of Normandy, France and consisted of thousands of troops rushing across the English Channel onto several beaches. The beaches were given the codenames of Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold, and Sword. The invasion of Normandy allowed for actions to proceed by the Allied powers throughout Europe, required a large amount of time for preparation, consisted of many nations participating in the invasion, and relied on several tactics to confuse and weaken the German defensive.…

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