37 82nd Airborne at Operation Husky

In the latest episode we look at the 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily.

This was the first large scale Allied airborne operation, by this time the Gemans had already ruled out any further large scale use of their airborne troops after Crete, though a huge success the price paid was costly.

I’m joined by Lieutenant Colonel Joe Buccino of the 82nd Airborne, to discuss how those initial landings went.

Joe is a currently serving officer and can be heard on the excellent All American Legacy Podcast.