USA AIRBORNE-50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION Commemorative Limited Edition Unit History Book. This is the most comprehensive volume about American airborn combat histories ever written. LIMITED!! Only a few copies remain!
Unit histories on every American airborne unit + every recorded combat paratroop jump from 1942 to 1994 from all branches of military service. Although primarily covering U.S. Forces in the period 1940-1990, this book traces the Airborne concept from antiquity. WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Grenada and more! From the Test Platoon in 1940 to Operation Desert Shield in 1990, it covers all aspects of Airborne: parachute, glider, air assault, airborne troop carrier command.
Hundreds of photographs. Eight-page color section of Airborne insignia. History of 31 Airborne units, and an index are all included in this excellent commemorative edition! End sheets relive an airborne battle scene in full color. Giant 9x12 inches, 512 pages. 6-pounds of airborne!
Includes 1st Airborne Infantry Brigade, First Special Service Force, 13th Airborne Division, 17th Airborne Division, 75th Infantry Ranger Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, 88th Glider Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Marine Recon, Rangers, Special Forces, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, 517th Parachute Combat Team, 541st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 542nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne, 187th Airborne Infantry, 550th Parachute Infantry Battalion, 551st Parachute Infantry Parachute Infantry Battalion, 555th Parachute Infantry Parachute Infantry Battalion "Triple Nickels", 5307th Composite Unit, OSS Office of Strategic Services, 1/8th and 2/8th Cavalry, MACV Team 162 Vietnamese Airborne Advisory Detachment, Marine Parachute Battalion, Airborne Pathfinders, and all others! All combat airborne units are covered.
Giant "coffee table" size 9"x12" volume. 512 pages Embellished hardcover. 100s of photos. Six pounds of airborne!
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