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First Parachute Drop in the Middle East of 75mm Howitzers of 53rd Airlanding Light Regiment Royal Artillery, December 1946

© the artist. Photo credit: Airborne Assault Museum

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This painting depicts a parachute drop, Exercise YEO in Yibneh dropping zone, Palestine. The was the first parachute drop of 75mm howitzers, limbers, jeeps and ammunition containers in the Middle East. The equipment belonged to the 53rd Airlanding Light Regiment (Worcestershire Yeomanry) Royal Artillery. The aircraft was a Handley Page 'Halifax' A/IX's with bomb bay doors removed from 113 Squadron RAF Aquir.

Airborne Assault Museum


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  • Medium

    oil on paper

  • Measurements

    42.5 x 57.5 cm

  • Accession number

    mb 462


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Airborne Assault Museum

Imperial War Museums Duxford, Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR England

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