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.