82nd Airborne Division Blog

In this section we talk about people and events of the 82nd in WWII - the known and hopefully lots of the previously unknown. If you have something to add, we would love to hear it. You can enter your comments at the bottom of each story.

504 in Italy – Corporal Ross Carter

After the 82nd Airborne Division jumped in Italy on the Salerno beachhead and fought their way up to Naples, the 504 stayed and fought after the rest of the division moved to Ireland to prepare for D-Day. Corporal Ross Carter describes the situation.
After months of brutal fighting, the 504 would not have time to absorb replacements and participate in the cross-channel invasion.