534 - 82nd Airborne Division by Mike Verier (Book)

534 - 82nd Airborne Division by Mike Verier (Book)


82nd Airborne Division

'All American'

Formed in August 1942, the 82nd Airborne Division first saw action during the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. Subsequently used as ground troops in Operation 'Avalanche' - the invasion of Italy - the 82nd resumed its airborne role when it was dropped on to the Cotenin Peninsula on 6 June 1944 as part of the Allied invasion of Normandy. By the time it was withdrawn, the 82nd had sustained nearly 50% casualties. Its next use was in Operation 'Market' - the airborne component of the Allied thrust towards Arnhem - when it was dropped into Nijmegen. Also involved in the desperate fighting in the Ardennes, the division would end the war occupying Berlin and Frankfurt. The 82nd Airborne Division is the first American unit to be covered in Ian Allan Publishing's new Spearhead series.


You may also be interested in the following products