US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments (Elite)

US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments (Elite)

Gordon L. Rottman


From North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, to Normandy and Holland, the conflict of the Bulge, into the guts of Nazi Germany, and likewise in jungle battles within the Pacific the parachute infantry regiments have been one of the such a lot hugely adorned US military devices of worldwide conflict II, and among them they observed motion correct the world over. The elite nature of those devices resulted in their being devoted to motion not just within the manner that have been meant; their caliber tempted commanders to maintain them within the line longer than their mild armament justified, and so they have been confirmed to the restrict.

This enticing examine strains the tale of every of the 17 regiments, from their production and coaching within the united states, via their deployments in a foreign country, to their strive against jumps and all their battles. It explains their constitution and association, and files their commanding officials and different awesome personalities, comparable to their Medal of Honor recipients. The booklet is illustrated with wartime pictures, many formerly unpublished, and with 8 full-color plates detailing the specifics in their uniforms, insignia, and kit practices - which regularly differed from unit to unit. jointly, those plates supply a complete learn of the particular garments and equipment worn in the course of the US Army's parachute forces.

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