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1942 - Operation Torch - Invasion of North Africa

                                                    2nd Batallion - 503rd Parachute Infantry

    On June 11, 1942 the 2nd Batallion, 503rd Parachute Infantry landed (by convoy) in the British Isles. They were the first American paratroopers to come to Europe.

The main objective of the first use of parachute forces in November of 1942 was to deny the German Luftwaffe the use of French military aerodromes south of Oran, North Africa. General Mark Clark.
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Below are two books that tell the story of the
first combat jumps by American paratroopers in WW-II.

We Jumped To Fight
The story of the first combat jumps by American paratroopers in WW-II November 8,9, 1942. Author; Colonel Edson D. Raff, 1944.
One of the first WW-II books published during the war in 1944.

Bailout Over North Africa
A story of the first combat jump during WW-II. Author,Lt Gen. Retired, William P. Yarborough 1979.



 



 

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