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It has often been reported that in training, men jump by parachute from
gliders. Some observers reported that this method was used in Crete, but the
reports are unconfirmed. It is certain that glider-borne troops do not normally
wear parachutes (in Crete they had life jackets), and are technically not
parachute troops but air-landing troops. Moreover, the DFS-230 is
most unsuitable for the dropping of parachute troops.