82nd Airborne Division Edward Stiner - 1/6th Scale Military Action Figure - DID 82nd Airborne Division "Edward Stiner"
1/6th Scale Military Action Figure
DID Corporation (Dragon in Dream)

Action Figure Product Description: The 82nd Airborne Division was formed originally as the 82nd Infantry Division on August 25, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. Since members of the division came from all 48 states, the unit was given the nickname All-Americans, the basis for its famed "AA" shoulder patch. Famous soldiers of the division include Sergeant Alvin C. York and General James M. Gavin. After the outbreak of World War II, the 82nd was reactivated on March 25, 1942, at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, under the command of Major General Omar Bradley. On August 15, 1942, the 82nd Infantry Division became the first airborne division in the U.S. Army, and was re-designated the 82nd Airborne Division. In April 1943, paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to North Africa under the command of Major General Matthew B. Ridgway to participate in the campaign to invade Italy. The Division's first two combat operations were parachute and glider assaults into Sicily on July 9 and Salerno on September 13. After that, the division also joined the invasion of Normandy. On June 5 and June 6, 1944, the paratroopers of the 82nd's three parachute infantry regiments and reinforced glider infantry regiment boarded hundreds of transport planes and gliders and began the largest airborne assault in history. The division returned to the United States in January 1946.