airborne operation


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airborne operation

An operation involving the air movement into an objective area of combat forces and their logistic support for execution of a tactical, operational, or strategic mission. The means employed may be any combination of airborne units, air transportable units, and types of transport aircraft, depending on the mission and the overall situation. See also assault; assault phase.
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It was the largest single-day airborne operation of the Second World War, involving more than 16,000 paratroopers and several thousand aircraft, ("DRIFTING DOWN" PAINTED BY GEORGE TINNING, BEAVERBROOK COLLECTION OF WAR ART, CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM, 19710261-5455)
Exhibits aren't limited to the airborne operation but cover the wider war with even a branded box of Nazi chief Hermann Goering's cigars.
The elderly veteran paratroopers greet the younger jumpers who just re-enaeted the D-Day airborne operation, then return to the distinguished visitors' tent to enjoy the annual commemorative festivities in comfort.
Nearly 50 years after the raid, GEN Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the raid "the textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies," and the 11th Airborne Division commander, LTG Joseph Swing, recalled that it could not have succeeded "without perfect intelligence.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US airborne operation to rescue a senior ISIL leader in Southern Zobab city in Ta'iz province failed after the Yemeni army and popular forces killed the terrorist commander, Arab media reports disclosed on Thursday.
The crossing of the Rhine was eventually achieved in March 1945 with the last large airborne operation - Operation Varsity - involving assault gliders and airborne troops.
The captain told us how the aircraft they call the "Beautiful Lady" was involved in the D-Day landings and delivered paratroopers over Arnhem during Operation Market Garden, which at the time was the largest ever airborne operation in the world.
Patrick, who was with the first battle group into Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, said: "To enable the success of the Rhine crossings, Operation Varsity, the largest airborne operation performed in a single day, took place on March 24.
It was the largest airborne operation in history to have taken place on one day in one location and was the last big Allied operation of World War Two.
airborne operation substantially speeded the Allies' taking of initial objectives and significantly reduced the American casualties on the Utah beach landings.
South Korea expects the purchase will boost its fighter jets' airborne operation time by more than an hour, the source added.
Though neither deployment involved an airborne operation, a parachute assault was considered for Haiti because of unknown runway conditions at Port au Prince International Airport and a compelling need to get assistance on the ground rapidly.

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