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Operation Varsity, 1945

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Topical headingOperation Varsity, 1945
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Variant(s)Varsity, Operation, 1945
See alsoWorld War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Germany
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Found inWork cat.: D-Day, down to earth : return of the 507th : one regiment's journey to remember, 2004 [VR]: container (the 507th ... participated in the largest airborne assault of the War -- Operation Varsity)
Operation Varsity--March 1996 (from Air Force Magazine), via WWW, Nov. 10, 2004 (On the morning of March 24, 1945, an enormous air armada crossed the Rhein River near Wesel in western Germany ... This was Operation Varsity, the airborne support for the US Ninth and British Second Armies' crossing of the Rhein)
Army Air Forces in World War II, via WWW, Nov. 10, 2004 (One more large paratroop operation remained-Operation VARSITY, directed at Wesel, an industrial city on the Rhine at the mouth of the Lippe River ... VARSITY's aerial action began during the morning of March 24, 1945)
Parachute Regiment History -- The Rhine Crossing, via WWW, Nov. 10, 2004 (The biggest and most successful airborne operation in history marked the beginning of the end for Germany, as Allied airborne troops mounted the final barrier and crossed the Rhine, in Operation Varsity. In total, six parachute battalions, including the Canadians, of the 6th Airborne division, supported by glider troops from the Air Landing Brigade, dropped on March 24, 1945)