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#OnThisDay 1940 marked the first official Army parachute jump, validating the concept of inserting ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. In 2002, President George W. Bush issued a proclamation to recognize August 16th as “National Airborne Day.”

#OnThisDay 1940 marked the first official Army parachute jump, validating the concept of inserting ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. In 2002, President George W. Bush issued a proclamation to recognize August 16th as “National Airborne Day.”

Paratroopers from the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion of the 6th British Airborne Division drop over Salisbury Plain, England, from Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft  - 6 February 1944

Paratroopers from the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion of the 6th British Airborne Division drop over Salisbury Plain, England, from Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft - 6 February 1944

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