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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Glider

Taylorcraft TG-6
The Taylorcraft TG-6 is a training glider built during WW2 to train glider pilots, some of whom flew during the Normandy invasion. The TG-6 was developed from the L-2, a single engine airplane. A disposable aircraft to teach disposable pilots to fly big disposable gliders. Logistics can be a cruel taskmaster.



Intense D-Day Glider Landing

Piloting a glider required a certain amount of bravado, I mean, these guys are flying into farmer's fields littered with who knows what kind of obstacles, at night, in enemy territory. Sounds like a good candidate for a "here, hold my beer" award. Since everything was done in a rush, there was no time to train glider pilots to do anything else. So if you managed to survive the landing in Normandy, your job was done. Just keep your head down and stay out of the way.

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