82nd AIRBORNE IN NORMANDY. This new, large-format book contains many first-person accounts from 82nd veterans, and more than 350 photographs and maps ? most published for the first time.
82nd Airborne in Normandy - A History in Period Photographs by Dominique François. On June 6, 1944, paratroops of the legendary 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Normandy with the mission of seizing the bridges over the Merderet River, Ste. Mère Eglise, and other surrounding villages. 82nd commander Major General Matthew Ridgway would later state about their exploits: ?... thirty-three days of action without relief, without replacements. Every mission accomplished. No ground gained ever relinquished.?
Covers all units assigned and attached to the 82d Airborne including: -- 325th Glider Infantry Regiment; 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment; 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment; 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment; the 319th, 320th, 376th and 456th Field Artillery battalions; 307th Engineers; and support units.
--Consolidated Casualties Report;
--Air Movement Tables; and much more.
This new, large-format book contains many first-person accounts from 82nd veterans, and more than 350 photographs and maps ? most published here for the first time ? as well as a selection of full-color photographs of World War II era airborne uniforms and equipment.