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.




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