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Cottesmore, Barkston Heath, Folkingham, North Witham, Ramsbury, Welford, & Spanhoe
The first group of Paratroopers from The Division and the 101st - the Pathfinders - were staged and prepared to don parachutes and equipment and load C-47s.
He had not yet jumped in combat (Ike was worried about him jumping at age 49).
Ridgway knew if he didn't parachute in w/ the boys, he'd always regret it.
After the Pathfinders, the Paratrooper force would go in at 1:20 AM. This was "Mission Boston"
Mission Boston was the Paratroopers and everything they needed to fight dismounted. We'll get into....
Don't be confused by Mission "Albany": that was the 101st drop.