In Sicily, Normandy, and in the frozen hills of the Ardennes, America's airborne warriors proved themselves some of the toughest and most determined soldiers of World War 2. What made these soldiers so special? How were they recruited, how did they learn to jump and fight? What special tactics and equipment did they use? This title looks at what it was like to be one of the United States' airborne elite, through the experiences of the soldiers themselves. It is the story of the men who invariably led the way; the soldiers who flew to battle and walked home.
Bloomsbury Publishing; October 2012
- ISBN 9781782005230
- Available for download in secure EPUB format
- Title: US Paratrooper 1941–45
- Author: Carl Smith; Mike Chappell (ill.)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing