The Invasion of Southern France

Operation Dragoon

"There's always somebody mad at you on the ground."

"We went into southern France. Of course that was an easy mission. And we had anti-glider and anti-parachute poles, pine trees that they’d [the Germans] planted in the big field we were going to land in. So we landed the gliders in between the poles. [It] sheared the wings off, which was an advantage to us because it stopped our forward motion, where we could get out of the glider in a hurry. ‘Cause there’s always somebody mad at you on the ground, shooting at you."