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ON D+33, RED DEVILS ROTATE BACK TO ENGLAND

82nd Airborne Insignia
sits proudly on the sleeve of this Tec/5 as the loading procession gets underway.

Beached LST
sits with its mouth agape, perhaps in awe of the men it would transport, while awaiting its load of men and equipment.

Drive-In Service
permits Jeeps trucks and even tanks to drive straight from the beach sands into the belly of an LST.  Once loaded, the ships made the trek across the channel to Portsmouth, England to be unloaded.  Troops then were transported by truck or train to Wollaton Park,  Nottingham.
NOTE:  The above photos were taken as the 505th PIR loaded up for the return journey  The scenes, however, would have been virtually identical on the day that the 508th shipped out. (Thanks to Jan Bos for supplying these photos for our use.)

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