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82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION - The 'All Americans' in World War II. The 82nd fought under 10 Allied armies and 19 corps. Illustrated history with photos, maps and Order of Battle.

Click to Enlarge82ND AIRBORNE "All American" DIVISION by Mike Verrier. Formed as a division in August 1942, America's paratroopers first saw action in the invasion of Sicily in 1943, followed by Anzio. They gained undying fame with their drop into Normandy on the eve of D-Day. By the time the All American Division was withdrawn from Normandy, it sustained nearly 50% casualties.

Later actions included Market Garden when it was dropped into Nijmegen during the thrust towards Arnhem. It fought in the Battle of the Bulge involved in the desperate fighting in the Ardennes, and the final Allied advance into Germany, where the 82nd was chosen to occupy especially important positions. The division would end he war occupying Berlin and Frankfurt.

Each Spearhead pictorial history title includes an evaluation of the units combat effectiveness as seen by the unit, its opponents and subsequent researchers, and a research section including a bibliography and a listing of museums, websites, re-enactment groups and memorials. 7 x 10 inches. 80+ color and b/w photos and maps,

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