US Paratrooper 1941-45: Weapons, Armor, Tactics by Carl SmithUS Paratrooper 1941-45: Weapons, Armor, Tactics by Carl Smith

US Paratrooper 1941-45: Weapons, Armor, Tactics

byCarl SmithIllustratorMike Chappell

Paperback | August 25, 2000

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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 II (1939-1945). 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.
Carl Smith has had a life long fascination with many aspects of the military history of the United States. A specialist writer of many years experience, Carl has worked for several popular military magazines. He has written volumes on the battles of Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg and the Pearl Harbor attack in Osprey's...
Title:US Paratrooper 1941-45: Weapons, Armor, TacticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.89 × 7.23 × 0.16 inPublished:August 25, 2000Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1855328429

ISBN - 13:9781855328426

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Date published: 2005-09-28

Table of Contents

Introduction · Death from above · Airborne Chronology · Recruitment and Training · The Daily Routine · Jump School · Going Overseas · The Combat Jump · Airborne Equipment · Pathfinder's Special Equipment · Glider Infantry · The Paratrooper in Combat · The Pathfinder · Glider Troopers · On the ground · Colour Plate Commentary