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Enemy Air-Borne Forces, Military Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 7, December 2, 1942
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No air-borne operations have yet been carried out by night. A descent on a moonlit night is considered possible, but the difficulty with which detachments would be confronted in accurately determining their position is likely to cause them to defer any attack until dawn. Tactics would then be similar to those following a daylight descent; but surprise would have been forfeited. A descent on a very dark night is unlikely.

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