Part three of the five part series Death From Above – A History of the Airborne Infantry
Disaster in Sicily
Gliders finally receive their due recogonition in 1944. Fort Bragg July 1942 the 82nd and 101st Airborne are born. The latter to have a rendezvous with destiny. Algeria 1942 the 509th makes 1st US combat jump, then a major disaster dropping into sicily causing many friendly casualties. Success in Salerno and D-day comes with all of its glory and turns the war towards victory.
Part two of the five part series Death From Above – A History of the Airborne Infantry
The Airborne begins at Fort Benning
The first german parachute regiment in Belgium and undermanned troops in Crete come out on top and Airborne troops usually do.e first german parachute regiment in Belgium and undermanned troops in Crete come out on top and Airborne troops usually do. In 1942 a test platoon at Fort Benning, in 1942 with a test platoon. The new era opens with Army Football style helmets and shiny jump boots.
The 501st parachute infantry battalion is formed in 1940. Soon after the glider became part of airborne warfare.
This segment includes, the creation of the airborne soldiers, a different breed of soldier whom takes a new avenue into battle and can quickly project power worldwide. Ideas that were born in WWI and expanded upon in WWII, from intial russian strategy to nazi combat jumps in Norway in 1940.
Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA
Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA covers over 50 memorials with more than 300 large sized photographs, information about these glorious monuments and much more. Find more information by clicking below.
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