National Geographic : 1946 Feb
U.S.Army Signal Corps, Otficial In a French Theater, Plane Crews Are Briefed for the Airborne Landings Beyond theRhine Charts show formations and route to be flown. Place names such as "Yalta," "Kingston," and "Vega" are codewords. Aground liaison officer isbriefing per sonnel of the 440th Troop Carrier Group and 139th Engineer Battalion at Orleans, France, in late March, 1945, beforethe vast operation which landed Allied airborne troops in the enemy's rear as British and American ground forces, with naval aid, stormed across the Rhine River barrier. "Defense deFumer" signs forbid smoking.