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101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy

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When did paratroopers become part of warfare?  What about the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment?  When was it organized?  How did these men train? 

We learn something about the 502nd from Mark Bando's book, 101st Airborne:  The Screaming Eagles at Normandy:

The 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment began in 1941 as a batallion.  It was not upgraded to regimental size until August 1942.  When the 101st Airborne Division was activated, the 502nd became the original parachute infantry regiment (PIR) of the division.  (Bando, at page 11.)

Thanks to Zenith Press and Google Books, sections of 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy are available for online reading.


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