Accession Number : ADA209620


Title :   505 Parachute Infantry Regiment (A Legacy of Lessons)


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Nix, Jr, Jack P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a209620.pdf


Report Date : 20 Mar 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The following account is drawn from interviews with four distinguished veterans of the 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR). Their composite World War II service comprises fifteen combat jumps and over 1140 days of combat from Sicily to Berlin. All four veterans joined the 505 PIR in the States and participated in the unit's pre-deployment training. This article is an incisive analysis of how one of the youngest regiments in the U.S. Army was molded into a battle-hardened and respected fighting unit. Despite the passing of forty-five years, the conditions under which they fought might well be replicated on tomorrow's battlefield described in Airland Battle Doctrine.


Descriptors :   *PARACHUTES , DEPLOYMENT , TRAINING , MILITARY DOCTRINE , SICILY , BATTLES , BERLIN , AIR LAND BATTLES , WARFARE , BATTLEFIELDS


Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE