On Sunday, Sept 17th, 1944, the 82nd Airborne jumped into action and history as part of the First Allied Airborne Army in a daring daylight parachute and glider-borne assault the capture key bridges in Operation Market Garden. Following this, they were involved in heavy combat for the rest of the war, finally reaching Berlin via the Bulge, then onto cross the Roer on Feb 17th, 1945, take Cologne, and then push on to the Elbe River to finally reach, capture, and guard Berlin. With contributions from veterans themselves, battle maps, weapons, uniforms, vintage photographs, this book is a testament to the fighting spirit of the All Americans, and sure to appeal to any military historian and enthusiast.
Phil Nordyke is the official historian of the 505th Regimental Combat Team (RCT). He is the author of several books on the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, including Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II. He lives in McKinney, Texas, with his wife Nancy.