US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater 1943–45

US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater 1943–45 cover

Description

The two major Army units that operated in the Pacific – the 11th Airborne Division and the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) launched small-scale operations on extremely difficult, if not, outright dangerous, terrain, while also conducting amphibious assaults, fighting on jungled hills, swamps and mud. The two units were very different, with the 503rd PRCT being reserved for special purpose missions and the 11th Airborne Division occupying a more traditional role. This title will deal with the background to these two units and their training, before detailing the specific equipment used in the theatre and, finally and most importantly, the combat experience at a personal level of the US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780961309
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 6 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 165
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Gordon L. Rottman

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, v…

Illustrator

Brian Delf

BRIAN DELF began his career producing artwork for…

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