Today in WW II: 11 Sep 1944 Following Operation DRAGOON, US Seventh Army links up with Patton's Third Army west of Dijon, France, creating a solid wall of Allied forces stretching from Antwerp, Holland to the Swiss border.  More 
11 Sep 1944 First into Germany: At 1805 a 5th Armored Division patrol reached the Our River, then waded across, moving from Luxembourg into Germany near Stalzemburg, on the Siegfried Line.
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L-2M Taylorcraft Grasshopper

The L-2M (L for Liason) was a military adaptation of Taylorcraft's pre-war commercial Tandem Trainer. It was initially designated the O-57, and also known as the TG-6, tested in 1941 at the Louisiana maneuvers and in Texas. It operated in support roles such as light transport and courier.

Early in World War II, the L-2M was used by U.S. Army Air Corps for spotting enemy troop and supply concentration and directing artillery fire. As a short take off and landing aircraft, the L-2M was very useful and adaptable for many duties.

Taylorcraft L-2M (O-57, TG-6),  U.S. Army Air Force photo, World War II
Taylorcraft L-2M (O-57, TG-6), U.S. Army Air Force photo, World War II.

Taylorcraft L-2M photographed at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, August 2005.  This aircraft was donated to the Museum by Staff Sergeant Nelson Corbin of Memphis, TN in May 1964.  Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit
Taylorcraft L-2M photographed at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, August 2005. This aircraft was donated to the Museum by Staff Sergeant Nelson Corbin of Memphis, TN in May 1964. Photo: Courtesy of Bob Pettit.