101st airborne

  1. Joshua Slocum

    The Americans and Germans in Bastogne

    I might be going out on a limb here, but until the excellent Band of Brothers series, Bastogne was really only of interest to historians and servicemen studying the battle as a part of the the course of the war, to many people it was familiar for the Americans being taken by surprise in the...
  2. sirbhp

    The 101st. Airborne in Normandy

    101st Airborne Division was activated in August 1942 in Louisiana, and its first combat mission was Operation Overlord. On D-Day―June 6, 1944―101st and 82nd Airborne dropped onto the Cotentin peninsula hours before the landings, tasked with capturing bridges and positions, taking out German...