Operation Dragoon, 1944

Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France on 15 August 1944, during World War II. The invasion was initiated via a parachute drop by the 1st Airborne Task Force, followed by an amphibious assault by elements of the United States Seventh Army, followed a day later by a force made up primarily of the French First Army.

A DUKW amphibious truck with a load of blood and medical personnel, southern French coast, 26 Aug 1944 African-American US Coast Guardsman Fireman 1st Class Charles Tyner displaying his helmet, damaged by large shrapnel during the invasion of Southern France, circa late 1944 Allied soldiers and vehicles waited to be loaded prior to a practice landing, possibly for the invasion of Southern France, held near Mondragone, Italy, 31 Jul 1944 C-47 "Skytrains" Church services for men of the US 3rd Division on the forecastle of LST-4, en route to the Southern France landings, 13 Aug 1944 F6F-5 Hellcat set for a catapult launch from Escort Carrier USS Kasaan Bay in support of Operation Anvil Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, Aug 1944 LST-286 en route for Operation Dragoon, Aug 1944 Omaha during southern France landings, Aug 1944; cruiser Philadelphia and SOC Seagull aircraft in foreground, French destroyer and light cruiser in background, and Augusta in background Preparing_for_Operation_Dragoon Troops of the 517th PRCT Soldiers and sailors singing hymns during religious services on board LST-4 en route to Southern France, 13 Aug 1944 LST-526, LST-140, LST-74 and LST-174 loading for the invasion of southern France, at Naples, Italy, August 1944 US Army DUKW landing on a beach in southern France