Today in World War II History—August 15, 1944
Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Sarah Sundin
75 Years Ago—August 15, 1944: Operation Dragoon: US Seventh Army, including Free French commandos and British paratroopers, lands 60,000 troops in southern France between Cannes and Toulon with excellent results—called France’s other D-day.
In Dragoon cover, Allies first use “baby aircraft carriers,” LSTs (landing ship, tank) with flight decks added for liaison aircraft.
[Read more and see photos from my research trip to southern France: “France’s Other D-Day”]