The internment of German submariners and US paratroops in Spanish Morocco, 1942: a Spanish comparison.

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Re: The internment of German submariners and US paratroops in Spanish Morocco, 1942: a Spanish comparison.

Post by Ironmachine » 29 Feb 2020 16:49

ROLAND1396 wrote:As the paratroopers were planing to jump into North Africa each airplane would have had at least one Army Commissioned Officer from the unit on board to function as the Stick Jumpmaster(Dispatcher in British terms).
However, the US Army history of operation torch linked in a previous post (https://history.army.mil/html/books/006 ... _6-1-1.pdf) states on page 212 that when the planes took off the "Peace" Plan was the one to be used, that is "Instead of parachute drops, aircraft would land troops", and only when they were already on flight was the "War" Plan reinstated. Were the Stick Jumpmasters still supposed to be in the planes if no paradrop was expected and the planes were intended to land to deliver the troops onboard?

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