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History of the 508th Parachute Infantry 1948 - Airborne

History of the 508th Parachute Infantry 1948 - Airborne


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Books: Bindings: History: Pre 1950: Item # 1236121
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Classic unit history: History of the 508th Parachute Infantry. First edition printed in 1948. This unit, the Red Devils, were part of the 82nd Airborne Division and famously served in D-Day and the subsequent Normandy campaign, all through the European campaign ad into occupation. This book follows them from training to the end and includes an Honor Roll in the back as well as a day by day history of the regiment. I believe this was owned by a member of the unit as there are small notations here and there and one name written beside a photo. Overall in good condition with nice, crisp ad clean pages. There is corner wear to the lower right corner and the back cover shows some spotting and two light drink rings (See images). A very important book and one of the more sought after unit histories.