surf section : BRIGNOLES || AIX-EN-PROVENCE || MIRABEAUX || CAVAILLON
APT || AVIGNON || CARPENTRAS
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A Class 40 pontoon bridge over the Durance River near Mirabeau south of Avignon courtesy of the 10th Engineer Battalion. Forward elements reached the Durance
on August 23; crossings continued through the 25th by the 15th and 30th Regiments and the First French Armored Division as they moved ahead to assembly points
for the attack north. Pre-invasion plans targeted this crossing for October 15.
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photo: dogfacesoldiers collection