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Article about: Any opinions on this??? It says D-Day Southern France Aug 15, 1944. Am I missing something? Was this guy just really late showing up? This is a very interesting item in my humble opinion. It

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    Any opinions on this???
    It says D-Day Southern France Aug 15, 1944. Am I missing something? Was this guy just really late showing up?
    This is a very interesting item in my humble opinion. It does not appear to have any documentation to accompany it.
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    probably a late-comer,,,invasion was well past by the date on the armband...

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    Hi

    Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France on August 15, 1944, during World War II. The invasion was initiated by an amphibious assault by elements of the U.S. Seventh Army, with a follow-up force made up primarily of the French First Army. Despite being a large and complex military operation with a well executed amphibious and airborne component, Operation Dragoon still remains largely unknown to this day.
    cheers
    Roger

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    Hello Mate

    Looks like Operation Dragoon to me too. 11th Evac is: 11th Evacuation Hospital (Semimobile) (400 bed)
    This is an original Press photo of the event from my collection:
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    Very nice example of the Invasion armband.

    Many people have forgotten about OP Dragoon. Which is very sad. I have been to the area several times and it is a really interesting place to visit.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks all! I know that "D-day" is actually a generic military term, but (admittedly) I was not aware of Operation Dragoon.
    I appreciate all the input!!!

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