Accession Number : ADA438100


Title :   82D Airborne Division in Sicily and Italy


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBINED ARMS RESEARCH LIBRARY


Personal Author(s) : Ketterson, T B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a438100.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1945


Pagination or Media Count : 145


Abstract : This work is one in a series describing campaigns in World War II by the 82d (All-American) Division. In the course of these operations, the 82d Airborne Division became the first American Airborne Division to fight in two Theaters of Operations: the North African or Mediterranean and the European theaters). General Officers who served in the 82d Airborne Division became commanders of every American Airborne Division that saw action in World War II, and one became commander of the only American Airborne Corps formed during the war. The 82d Infantry Division, a unit that spent more consecutive days under fire than any other American Division in World War I, and that suffered a total of 1,035 men killed and 6,387 other casualties, became more than a file card in the War Department on 25 March, 1942 when it was reactivated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. With the 77th and 90th Divisions, the 82d became one of the first three reserve divisions to be reactivated for service in World War II.


Descriptors :   *AIRBORNE , *ITALY , *ARMY OPERATIONS , *DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *SECOND WORLD WAR , *SICILY , MILITARY HISTORY , GENERAL OFFICERS , GLIDERS , PARACHUTISTS , ARTILLERY UNITS , ARMY AVIATION , MILITARY COMMANDERS , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , CASUALTIES , INFANTRY


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE