1944 : Michigan Glider From Greenville First to Land During D-Day

June 6, 2018 all-day

The first glider to land in France on D-Day was built in Greenville by the Gibson Refrigerator Company.

Source : Michigan History, May/June 2013

The following documentary has a segment on the D-Day glider landings: D-Day : Code name: Overlord / Timeless Media Group. Eugene, OR : Timeless Media Group, [2010]

The following feature movie also shows the glider landings:

The longest day / British exterior episodes directed by Ken Annakin ; American exterior episodes directed by Andrew Marton ; German episodes directed by Bernhard Wicki ; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck ; screenplay by Cornelius Ryan ; additional episodes written by Romain Gary [and others] ; Twentieth Century Fox.  Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]

The following streaming video also has a clip about the glider landings:

The Soldier’s Story / ABC News Productions. New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2013] Courtesy of Films on Demand.

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