US Airborne Divisions in the ETO 1944-45

US Airborne Divisions in the ETO 1944-45

by Steven J. Zaloga
     
 

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The delivery of entire divisions to battlefields behind enemy lines by parachute and glider was a unique feature of World War II, and by the end of the war the US Army deployed the largest airborne force in the world, created in only three years, and boasting such impressive units as the 82nd "All American" and 101st "Screaming Eagles." This book details the…  See more details below

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The delivery of entire divisions to battlefields behind enemy lines by parachute and glider was a unique feature of World War II, and by the end of the war the US Army deployed the largest airborne force in the world, created in only three years, and boasting such impressive units as the 82nd "All American" and 101st "Screaming Eagles." This book details the organization and operation history of these units throughout the war in Northwest Europe from 1944 to 1945, covering the desperate night drops over Normandy in support of the D-Day invasions, through the capture of Nijmegen during Operation Market-Garden to Operation Varsity, the last great airborne operation of the war to secure the crossing of the Rhine.

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“If...you have a deeper interest in the US Airborne Divisions, this is a very good title to add to your reference library, as all the information is clear and ready accessible...One for those who like to know the nuts and bolts of the US Airborne Divisions.” —Henk Meerdink, Armorama (May 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472800701
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/20/2013
Series:
Battle Orders , #25
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,043,790
File size:
31 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

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