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Paratroopers
in World War II


This section of the World War II History info guide is devoted specifically to the U.S. Army Airborne and other paratroopers of WWII.


Airborne Features

Heroes of the Airborne

Fascinating, inspiring stories and details about American Airborne heroes who were recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Band of Brothers

The heroics of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Divison are now famous.

Elite Troops of World War II

An introduction to the U.S. Army's elite troops, including the Airborne, glidermen, and 1st Special Service Force.

North African Campaign

A battalion of paratroopers made the first U.S. combat jump of the war in the North African campaign.

Sicilian Campaign

The 82d Airborne Division dropped behind the invasion beaches of Sicily to forestall enemy reaction to the landings.


Airborne Links

  • Airborne Flags
    11th, 82nd, and 101st Airborne flags from FlagLine, a small business based in Colorado. Good prices and service. I've been sending people to Josef, the owner, for more than two years and I've never heard a complaint.

  • Airborne books from Amazon


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