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What was the most disastrous airborne drop in World War II?

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What was the most disastrous airborne drop in World War II?


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    Mike H. says:

    The German drop on Crete, with the 82nd Airborne on Sicily coming in a close second.

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    Sam McGowan says:

    The drops and glider operations in Sicily, but not because of enemy opposition. The drop on Crete was a complete success, but the troops were cut from surface resupply. The D-Day drops weren't right on the planned drop zones, but they caused so much confusion among the Germans that they were successful, At Sicilty US and British troops and sailors killed hundreds of their own men.

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    HueChi Chang says:

    I think it would be D-day's drop of the hundred and first airborne platoon because lots of the airborne planes were shot down.

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    TL Rouhier says:

    A friend of my dads was airborn. He told my uncle (dad was killed in the war) that some of the worst glider drops were in Germany. The plane pilots would drop them to soon because they were getting shot at by the Germans. It was so bad that our glider troops shot at our planes in frustration.

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    alan winstanley says:

    My readings of the 2nd world war most awful airdrop I believe was
    " operation market garden" when you take into account the number of gaff's ( we knew the strength the of the germans ,,the extra supplies needed were dropped behind german lines all of them, to me everything that could happen did , the losse's were drastic so for me it .was a very sad mission



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