The night before the day of the invasion of Normandy Beach, June 6, 1944, the Allies dropped several groups of paratroopers deep into the French ground that were then occupied by the Germans for many purposes but mostly to disperse. force of the enemy. These paratroopers were responsible for reconnaissance, support for landings, destroying German retreat routes, breaking bridges and cutting communication lines, and communicating with local resistance forces, etc.
During operation named Tonga in the late hours of June 5, 1944, transport aircraft and unmanned aircraft carrying the units of the 6th Airborne Division to Normandy, were placed inside Sword Beach on duty. to maintain the East network, occupy the Pegasus Bridge and Horsa Bridge and destroy the German garrison at Merville. These are the first troops of the Battle of Normandy. The parachute was successful, although many teams were blown by the wind all over Normandy. The 6th Division occupied the Pegasus and Horsa bridges and held back against several German attacks until reinforcements and replacement were sent.