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The 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the "Five-Oh-Deuce", was a regiment attached to the 101st Airborne Division during the Second World War.

History Edit

Early Days Edit

The unit is founded when the US Army is mobilizing for war. It is garrisoned at Fort Benning, Georgia. It is composed of small units from the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion. This meant the unit is lacking in arms and manpower and have to recruit from men from other forts.

AppearancesEdit

On D-Day, Private Kevin Leggett tried to establish radio contact with the 502nd while preparing to embark on Objective XYZ, using the regiment's callsign "Kickoff".[1]

During Operation Market, they linked up with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (the Five-Oh-Sink), where they were assigned to capture five bridges north-west of the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

Notable Members Edit

SourcesEdit

  1. Road to Hill 30 (2005), level: "Objective XYZ"
Allied Units
Paratroopers 101st Airborne Division (501st Parachute Infantry Regiment · 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment · 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment · 327th Glider Infantry) · 82nd Airborne Division · 1st British Airborne Division
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