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Osprey Battle Orders 22 : US Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theatre 1942-1944

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 include the 82nd 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. Text by Gordon L Rottman.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Combat Mission
  • Unit Status
  • Training
  • Doctrine
  • Unit Organization
  • Tactics
  • Weapons and Equipment
  • Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence
  • Combat Operations
  • Lessons Learned
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography
  • Abbreviations
  • Index


The books in this series are;
Battle Orders 22 : US Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theatre 1942-1944
Battle Orders 25 : US Airborne Divisions in the ETO 1944-1945
Battle Orders 26 : US Airborne Units in the Pacific Theatre 1942-1945

 

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