Onime No Kyo
Also, an interesting tidbit. I decided to watch Band of Brothers for the umpteenth time the other day, and then went to Google a few things I was wondering about. Came upon a bit of info I found facinating. It seems that the neither the 506 PIR nor the 501 were part of 101 ABD TO&E for the entire war (seems it was only the 502, the two glider regts and an airborne arty btn, everything else was attched). The 506 was officially attached only after the German surrender and the 501 never was. Although when the division was reactivated in the 50s, it was made up of the 501, 502 and 506.
It was even stranger with the 82nd. They started the war with 505, 504 and 2 glider regts). Seems they left the 504 in Italy and jumped into Normandy with 2 attached PIRs, one of which they kept for the duration. Not sure what happened to the second one.
Anyway, thought someone would find that interesting.
EDIT: Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if the 82nd had one glider regiment or 2.
< Message edited by Onime No Kyo -- 3/29/2010 10:02:16 PM >
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