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1941 Article Introducing the Air-Borne Battalion

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This September 18, 1941, article in the Petoskey News-Review introduced readers to the new Air-Borne Battalion. The new battalion would be trained in air landing operations and include two rifle companies. One of those two companies would be equipped with riflemen on bikes (40), motorcycles (140), and jeeps (105).

Clipping from Petoskey News-Review -


One comment on “1941 Article Introducing the Air-Borne Battalion

  1. JohnfromSc

    I’m surprised at the level of detail that was shared, given that the military was anticipating the almost inevitable entry of America into the war.

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