US Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theater 1942-44

US Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theater 1942-44

by Gordon L. Rottman

NOOK Book(eBook)

$11.49 $15.99 Save 28% Current price is $11.49, Original price is $15.99. You Save 28%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

US Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theater 1942-44 by Gordon L. Rottman

This book is the first of three to examine the genesis, organization and operational deployment of the US airborne divisions in World War II. It discusses early airborne units, detailing how and why they were formed. Task organization for combat, details of attached units, tactics, and weapons and equipment are examined, together with command relationships. The units discussed in this book include the 82d Airborne Division, 1st Special Service Force, 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team and 1st Airborne Task Force, and the operations in North Africa, Sicily, the Italian mainland, and in southern France are covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472804655
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/20/2013
Series: Battle Orders , #22
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 29 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

About the Author

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews