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It was also the first combat drop for the US 17th Airborne Divisions.

The U.S. 17th Airborne Division dropped 9,387 personnel from 836 C-47s, 72 C-46s, and deployed more than 900 Waco CG-4A gliders.

The British 6th Airborne Division dropped 7,220 personnel from 42 C-54s and 752 C-47s, and deployed 420 Horsa and Hamilcar gliders.
 
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