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    DescriptionThe parachute infantry regiments were among the most highly decorated US Army units of World War II, and between them they saw action right across the world. The elite nature of these units led to them being committed to action not only in the way that had been intended; their quality tempted commanders to keep them in the line longer than their light armament justified, and they were tested to the limit. This engaging study traces the story of each of the 17 regiments, from their creation and training in the USA, through their deployments overseas, to their combat jumps and all their battles. The book is illustrated with wartime photographs, many previously unpublished, and eight full-colour plates detailing the specifics of their uniforms, insignia, and equipment practices, which often differed from unit to unit.


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    Title
    US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon L. Rottman, Illustrated by Mark Stacey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780969152
    ISBN 10: 1780969155
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWTR
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A16380000, A14204062
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC22: 940.541273
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS027110
    DC23: 940.541273
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHWL, JWT
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Illustrations note
    25 MONO, 33 COL
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    18 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces, and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol, and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas. Mark Stacey was born in Manchester in 1964 and has been a freelance illustrator since 1987. He has a lifelong interest in all periods of history, particularly military history, and has specialised in this area throughout his career. He now lives and works in Cornwall.
    Review quote
    "Gordon L. Rottman details concise unit histories and assimilation into divisions in the 198th volume of Osprey's "Elite" series. Coverage also highlights combat uniforms, insignia and personal equipment. And Mark Stacey's color plates offer superb references for modelers. Decidedly recommended!"- David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com
    Table of contents
    The US parachute infantry regiment, 1942: recruitment - organization - training /The US airborne division, 1942-45: organization /Non-divisional regiments /Regimental development, 1942-45: organization - equipment - employment - tactics /Unit histories: 188th PIR - 501st PIR - 502nd PIR - 503rd PIR - 504th PIR - 505th PIR - 506th PIR - 507th PIR - 508th PIR - 509th PIR - 511th PIR - 513th PIR - 515th PIR - 517th PIR - 541st PIR - 542nd PIR - 551st PIR (in each case, entry includes activation, sources of personnel, training, overseas deployment, assignments, operations, combat jumps, commanders and other noted individuals e.g. Medal of Honor recipients, plus particular interesting aspects of that unit) /Bibliography /Plate commentaries: detailed identification of uniform items, insignia, personal and auxiliary equipment items, etc. /Index