Chatham Dockyard. Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 diesel shunter No. 42 is seen being hoisted by crane onto a low-loader at the Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham. The locomotive is bound for Chatham Historic Dockyard, where it will form part of a new display. No. 42 was one of a large class of standardised diesel shunters constructed for the War Department during 1941, being dispatched to France as part of the D-Day landings. The name ''Overlord'' is a recent addition, being added during 2000 as part ...
the_ww2_memoirs Pictured above is an absolutely wonderful diagram of the units and company's within the 101st Airborne. The first unit on the diagram is 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, along with the other glider regiment's their mission was to land in a glider alongside the paratroopers from the sky, quickly exit the glider, and capture their objective with such speed and shock that the enemy did not know what had hit them. In theory this was a wonderful idea but, in practice it was not as succ