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Encyclopedia > 101st Airborne Division
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Image:101DIV.jpg
U.S. 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Shoulder Insignia.
Active August 15, 1942November 30, 1946
19481950
1954–present
Allegiance Federal
Branch Regular Army
Type Division
Role Air assault infantry
Part of XVIII Airborne Corps
Garrison/HQ Fort Campbell
Nickname “Screaming Eagles”
Motto “Rendezvous With Destiny”
Mascot Bald Eagle
Battles/wars World War II
Vietnam War
Desert Shield
Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Commanders
Current
commander
MG Jeffrey J. Schloesser
Notable
commanders
MoscowSnow
Maxwell Taylor

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)—nicknamed the “Screaming Eagles”—is an airborne division of the United States Army primarily trained for air assault operations. During the Vietnam War, the 101st was redesignated an airmobile division, and later as an air assault division. For historical reasons, it keeps the identifier “airborne,” but does not conduct parachute operations at a division level. Many modern members of the 101st are graduates of the U.S. Army Air Assault School, and wear the Air Assault Badge, but it is not a prerequisite to be assigned to the division. The division is headquartered at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and is currently serving in Iraq. It is the only division in the U.S. Army that has two Aviation Brigades. Image File history File linksMetadata 101DIV.jpg Summary The 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division patch. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The government of the United States of America, established by the U.S. Constitution, is a... The Regular Army is the permanent force of the United States Army that is maintained during peacetime, as opposed to those persons who may be part of a reserve or national guard outfit. ... Symbol of the Polish 1st Legions Infantry Division in NATO code A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to twenty thousand soldiers. ... A US Army UH-1 Huey seen offloading troops during the Vietnam War Air Assault (or air mobile, in the U.S. Air Cavalry) is the movement of forces by helicopter or aircraft to engage and destroy enemy forces or to seize and hold key terrain. ... Patch of the XVIII Airborne Corps. ... Fort Campbell is a large post of the United States Army located approximately ten miles northwest of downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. ... Binomial name Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Linnaeus, 1766) Subspecies (Linnaeus, 1766) Southern Bald Eagle Audubon, 1827) Northern Bald Eagle or Washingtons Eagle Synonyms Falco leucocephalus Linnaeus, 1766 The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), also known in North America as the American Eagle, is a bird of prey found in North America, most... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq arguably without the explicit backing of the... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... (L to R) 2nd Lieutenant Ryan Schloesser with his father, Major General Jeffrey Schloesser (a Brigadier General at the time the photo was taken), and his grandfather, Lt. ... General Maxwell Davenport Taylor (August 26, 1901 – April 19, 1987) was an American soldier and diplomat of the mid-20th century. ... Airborne Military parachuting form of insertion. ... Symbol of the Polish 1st Legions Infantry Division in NATO code A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to twenty thousand soldiers. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States armed forces and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A US Army UH-1 Huey seen offloading troops during the Vietnam War Air Assault (or air mobile, in the U.S. Air Cavalry) is the movement of forces by helicopter or aircraft to engage and destroy enemy forces or to seize and hold key terrain. ... Planning, calculating, or the giving or receiving of information. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... A US Army UH-1 Huey seen offloading troops during the Vietnam War Air Assault (or air mobile, in the U.S. Air Cavalry) is the movement of forces by helicopter or aircraft to engage and destroy enemy forces or to seize and hold key terrain. ... The Sabalauski Air Assault School (TSAAS) is a FORSCOM TDA unit that trains leaders and soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), other Army units and U.S. armed services in several courses annually. ... The Air Assault Badge is a military badge of the United States Army which was first created in 1974. ... Fort Campbell is a United States Army installation located between Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee and is home to the 101st Airborne Division. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...

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History

World War II

The division was activated on August 15, 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. On August 19, 1942, its first commander, Major General William C. Lee, promised his new recruits that the 101st had a "rendezvous with destiny." August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Camp Claiborne was a U.S. Army military camp during World War II located in Rapides Parish in central Louisiana. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city Baton Rouge [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Major General William C. Lee William C. Lee (March 12, 1895 - June 25, 1948) was born in Dunn, North Carolina. ...


General Order Number Five, which gave birth to the division, reads:

The 101st Airborne Division, activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, has no history, but it has a rendezvous with destiny. Like the early American pioneers whose invincible courage was the foundation stone of this nation, we have broken with the past and its traditions in order to establish our claim to the future.

Due to the nature of our armament, and the tactics in which we shall perfect ourselves, we shall be called upon to carry out operations of far-reaching military importance and we shall habitually go into action when the need is immediate and extreme.

Let me call your attention to the fact that our badge is the great American eagle. This is a fitting emblem for a division that will crush its enemies by falling upon them like a thunderbolt from the skies.

The history we shall make, the record of high achievement we hope to write in the annals of the American Army and the American people, depends wholly and completely on the men of this division. Each individual, each officer and each enlisted man, must therefore regard himself as a necessary part of a complex and powerful instrument for the overcoming of the enemies of the nation. Each, in his own job, must realize that he is not only a means, but an indispensable means for obtaining the goal of victory. It is, therefore, not too much to say that the future itself, in whose molding we expect to have our share, is in the hands of the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division.

During World War II, the Pathfinders of the 101st Airborne Division led the way on D-Day in the night drop prior to the invasion. They left from RAF North Witham having trained there with the elite, veteran 82nd Airborne Division Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... One version of the patch worn on the uniforms of American pathfinders who served during World War II. During World War II, the pathfinders were a group of volunteers selected within the Airborne units who were specially trained to operate navigation aids to guide the main airborne body to the... Combatants United States United Kingdom Canada Free French Poland Germany Commanders Dwight Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander) Bernard Montgomery (land) Bertram Ramsay (sea) Trafford Leigh-Mallory (air) Omar Bradley (US 1st Army) Miles Dempsey (UK 2nd Army) Harry Crerar (Canadian 1st Army) Gerd von Rundstedt (OB WEST) Erwin Rommel (Heeresgruppe B... RAF North Witham at British national grid reference SK947229, an air station of the Second World War period, established by the British Royal Air Force, was lent to the United States Army Air Forces and is now abandoned in Twyford Wood, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire. ... The 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army was constituted in the National Army as the 82nd Division on August 5, 1917, and was organized on August 25, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. ...


On August 25, 1944 the division became part of the XVIII Airborne Corps in the First Allied Airborne Army. As part of this formation, the division took part in Operation Market Garden. August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Patch of the XVIII Airborne Corps. ... Badge of the First Allied Airborne Army The First Allied Airborne Army was part of the Allied Expeditionary Force in North West Europe in 1944 and 1945. ... Combatants United Kingdom United States Canada Poland Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery Walter Model Strength 35,000 20,000 Casualties 17,000 dead or wounded 4,000 - 8,000 dead or wounded Operation Market Garden (September 17-September 25, 1944) was an Allied military operation in World War II. Its tactical...

101st Airborne troops retrieving air dropped supplies during the Battle of Bastogne.
101st Airborne troops retrieving air dropped supplies during the Battle of Bastogne.

During the Battle of the Bulge the 101st, as one of the few forces available to contain the German advance was rushed forward by truck to defend the vital road junction of Bastogne. Famously, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe answered the German demand for surrender with the reply "To the German Commander: NUTS! -The American Commander" and the division fought on until the siege was lifted and the German advance halted. Image File history File links Bastogne_101_troops. ... Image File history File links Bastogne_101_troops. ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Germany Commanders Dwight Eisenhower Omar Bradley George Patton Bernard Montgomery Walther Model Gerd von Rundstedt Adolf Hitler Strength Dec 16 - start of the Battle: about 83,000 men; 242 Sherman tanks, 182 tank destroyers, and 394 pieces of corps and divisional artillery. ... The coat of arms of the Bastogne municipality. ...


On 1 August 1945, the 101st Airborne Division left Germany for Auxerre, France, to begin training for the invasion of Japan. When Japan surrendered two weeks later, the operation became unnecessary. The 101st deactivated on 30 November at Auxerre. August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ...


For their efforts during World War II, the 101st Airborne Division was awarded four campaign streamers and two Presidential Unit Citations. The division suffered 1,766 Killed In Action; 6,388 Wounded In Action; and 324 Died of Wounds during World War II.


Units

The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment was part of the 101st Airborne Division in WWII. Their first real combat experience was a night parachute drop into Normandy early on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day. ... 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... During World War II, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... ... The 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans) is a regiment of the 11th Airborne Division of the United States Army. ...

Helmet insignia

The 101st is made famous partly by their helmet decorations. The soldiers used card suits (diamonds, spades, hearts, and clubs) to indicate the regiment to which they belonged. The four French playing card suits used primarily in the English-speaking world: spades(♠), hearts(), diamonds() and clubs(♣). In playing cards, a suit is one of several categories into which the cards of a deck are divided. ...

  • These insignias were first seen in WWII, and can still be seen on 101st Division soldiers today.
    • 327th: Clubs (♣)
    • 501st: Diamonds (♦)
    • 502nd: Hearts (♥)
    • 506th: Spades (♠)
    • 187th:Torii (presently used; not during WWII)

... The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment was part of the 101st Airborne Division in WWII. Their first real combat experience was a night parachute drop into Normandy early on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day. ... During World War II, the 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment (502d PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... During World War II, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... The 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans) is a regiment of the 11th Airborne Division of the United States Army. ...

Reactivation

The 101st Airborne Division was reactivated as a training unit at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky, in 1948 and again in 1950. It was reactivated again in 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and in March 1956, the 101st was transferred, less personnel and equipment, to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to be reorganized as a combat division. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fort Jackson is a United States Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) base located in South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fort Campbell is a United States Army installation located between Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee and is home to the 101st Airborne Division. ...


Civil rights

From September through November of 1957 elements of the division were deployed to Little Rock, Arkansas, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to enforce Federal court orders during the Little Rock Crisis. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area    - City  116. ... D. D. Eisenhower during WWII Eisenhower redirects here. ... The Little Rock Nine is the common term applied to the nine African-American students who were prevented from attending Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas during 1957. ...


Vietnam War

In the mid-1960s, the 1st Brigade and support troops were deployed to the Republic of Vietnam, followed by the rest of the division in late 1967. In almost seven years of combat in Vietnam, elements of the 101st participated in 15 campaigns. Notable among these were the Battle of Hamburger Hill in 1969 and Firebase Ripcord in 1970. The 101st was deployed in the northern I Corps region operating against the NVA infiltration routes through Laos and the A Shau Valley. Elements of the division supported the ARVN Operation Lam Son 719, the invasion of southern Laos, in 1971, but only aviation units actually entered Laos. In the seven years that all or part of the division served in Vietnam it suffered 4,011 Killed In Action and 18,259 Wounded In Action. Dr. Seuss Jean Shepherd Ringo Starr John Steinbeck Gloria Steinem Tom Stoppard Hunter S. Thompson Gore Vidal Peter Vincent Kurt Vonnegut Andy Warhol Alan Watts Bob Weir Brian Wilson Tom Wolfe There were six Olympics held during the decade. ... National motto: ??? Official language Vietnamese Capital Saigon Last President Duong Van Minh Last Prime Minister Vu Van Mau Area  - Total  - % water 173,809km² N/A population  - Total  - Density 19,370,000 (1973 est. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Combatants United States Democratic Republic of Vietnam Commanders Melvin Zais Unknown Strength estimated at 1,800 estimated at 1,500 Casualties 70+ killed, 372 wounded 630+ dead The Battle of Hamburger Hill was one of the most controversial battles of the Vietnam War. ... Combatants NVA 324B Division United States, elements of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) Commanders General Vo Nguyen Giap, General Doi LTC Andre Lucas†, Col Ben Harrison Strength 9 Battalions 1 Battalion Casualties 2400+ 250 // Introduction The battle of Fire Support Base RIPCORD was the last major battle fought... 40th anniversary of Vietnam Peoples Army, commemorated on 1984 Vietnam postage stamp block The Vietnam Peoples Army (VPA) is official name for the armed forces of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. ... The A Shau Valley is a valley in Vietnam. ... The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was a military component of the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam (commonly known as South Vietnam). ... Combatants United States South Vietnam North Vietnam Commanders Lt. ...


In 1968, the 101st took on the structure and equipment of an airmobile division. In 1974, the training of the 101st was recognized with the creation of the Air Assault Badge, now a service wide badge of the United States Army. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Air Assault Badge is a military badge of the United States Army which was first created in 1974. ...


Post-Vietnam

Tragedy struck the division on December 12, 1985. A civilian aircraft, Arrow Air Flight 1285, chartered to transport some of the division from peacekeeping duty with the Multinational Force Observers on the Sinai Peninsula to Kentucky, crashed near Gander, Newfoundland. All eight air crew members and 248 US servicemen died, most were from the 3d Battalion, 502d Infantry. The crash was the worst in Canadian aviation history. President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy travelled to Fort Campbell to comfort grieving family members. December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arrow Air Flight 1285 was a McDonnell Douglas DC-8 registered N950JW. On December 12, 1985, the aircraft was chartered to carry U.S. servicemen from a six-month stay in the Sinai, where they had served in the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping force, back to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 For other uses of the word Sinai, please see: Sinai (disambiguation). ... Gander is a town in northeastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...


Persian Gulf War

In January 1991, the 101st once again had its "Rendezvous with Destiny" in Iraq during the combat air assault into enemy territory. The 101st sustained no soldiers killed in action during the 100-hour war and captured thousands of enemy prisoners of war. General Richard A. Cody, then lieutenant colonel, commander of the 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment fired the first shots of the war from his AH-64 Apache. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... GEN Richard A. Cody General Richard A. Cody became the 31st Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army, on June 24, 2004. ... The Boeing AH-64 Apache is the United States Armys principal attack helicopter, and is the successor to the AH-1 Cobra. ...


The division has supported humanitarian relief efforts in Rwanda and Somalia, then later supplied peacekeepers to Haiti and Bosnia. Motto: none Anthem: Intermeco (previously Jedna i jedina) Location of Bosnia and Herzegovina() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city)  Sarajevo Official languages Bosnian Croatian Serbian Government Emerging federal democratic republic  - Presidency members 1 Haris Silajdžić2 Željko KomÅ¡ić3  - Council of Ministers Chairman Nikola Å pirić Independence...


Operation Enduring Freedom

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was the first conventional unit to deploy in support of the Global War on Terrorism. The Division quickly deployed the first conventional unit to fight as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. After an intense period of combat in rugged Shoh-I-Khot Mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the Rakkasans redeployed to Fort Campbell only to find the 101st awaiting another deployment order.


Operation Iraqi Freedom

In 2003, Major General David H. Petraeus ("Eagle 6") led the Screaming Eagles to war during the 2003 invasion of Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom). General Petraeus led the division into Iraq saying, "Guidons, Guidons. This is Eagle 6. The 101st next Rendevous with Destiny is North to Bagdad. Godspeed. Air Assault. Out." The division was in V Corps, providing support to the 3rd Infantry Division by clearing Iraqi strongpoints which that division had bypassed. The Division then went on to a tour of duty as part of the occupation forces of Iraq, using the city of Mosul as their primary base of operations, before being withdrawn in early 2004 for rest and refit. As part of the Army's modular transformation, the existing infantry brigades, artillery brigade, and aviation brigades were transformed. The Army also re-activated the 4th Brigade Combat Team (known as "Currahee", and not active since World War II) and its subordinate units, to form a seven major units division (four infantry BCTs, two aviation BCTs, and one support Unit of Action), making it the largest formation currently in the U.S. Army. David Petraeus (born November 7, 1952) is a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. ... Combatants Coalition Forces: United States United Kingdom South Korea Australia Poland Romania others. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq arguably without the explicit backing of the... For the V Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War, see V Corps (ACW) The V Corps (Fifth Corps)—nicknamed the Victory Corps—is a corps of the United States Army. ... Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Brigade Combat Team (BCT) is the basic deployable unit of maneuver in the US Army. ...


Simultaneously with training Iraqi Soldiers and their leaders, 101st Soldiers conducted numerous security operations against terrorist cells operating in the division's assigned, six-province area of operations. Operation Swarmer was the largest air assault operation conducted in Iraq since April 22, 2003. 1st Brigade conducted Operation Scorpion with Iraqi units near Kirkuk. Combatants US-led coalition, New Iraqi Army Al Qaeda in Iraq, Iraqi insurgents Strength More than 50 aircraft 200 Vehicles and 1,500 troops Unknown Casualties None Operation Swarmer was a joint U.S-Iraqi air assault offensive targeting insurgents in Salahuddin province, near the central city of Samarra, Iraq. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants New Iraqi Army, US-led coalition Al Qaeda in Iraq, Iraqi insurgents Strength Unknown Unknown Operation Scorpion was a joint U.S-Iraqi air assault offensive targeting insurgents near Kirkuk, Iraq. ...


Second Deployment to Iraq

The division's second deployment to Iraq began in the late summer of 2005. The division headquarters replaced the 42nd Infantry Division, which had been directing security operations as the headquarters for Task Force Liberty. Renamed Task Force Band of Brothers, the 101st assumed responsibility on November 1, 2005 for four provinces in north central Iraq: Salah ad Din, Kirkuk, Diyala and As Sulymaniyah. On December 30, 2005, Task Force Band of Brothers also assumed responsibility for training Iraqi security forces and conducting security operations in Ninevah and Dahuk provinces as the headquarters for Task Force Freedom was disestablished. The 42d Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II, and is the division of the New York National Guard. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the second deployment, 2nd and 4th Brigades of the 101st Airborne Division were assigned to conduct security operations under the command of Task Force Baghdad, led initially by 3rd Infantry Division, which was replaced by 4th Infantry Division. The 1st Battalion of the 506th Infantry (4th Brigade) was separated from the division and served with the Marines in Ramadi, in the Al Anbar province. Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized). ... It has been suggested that U.S. 1st Brigade 4th Infantry Division be merged into this article or section. ...


Task Force Band of Brothers' primary mission during its second deployment to Iraq was the training of Iraqi security forces. When the 101st returned to Iraq, there were no Iraqi units capable of assuming the lead for operations against Iraqi and foreign terrorists. As the division concluded its tour, 33 battalions were in the lead for security in assigned areas, and two of four Iraq divisions in northern Iraq were commanding and controlling subordinate units.


Developing other aspects of Iraqi society also figured in 101st operations in Iraq. Division commander MG Thomas Turner hosted the first governors' conference for the six provinces in the division's area of operations, as well as the neighboring province of Erbil.[1] Numerous civil affairs operations were directed by the division, including the construction and renovation of schools, clinics, police stations, and other important landmarks in civilian communities from Turkey to Baghdad and from the Syrian border to the Iranian border. Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Thomas Turner can refer to several people: Thomas Peter Turner (born 1928), British researcher Thomas R. Turner II, U.S. Army general Thomas Wyatt Turner, (1877 - 1978) civil rights activist and biologist Thomas Turner (1729 - 1793), 18th century English diarist Category: ...


Allegations of misconduct in Iraq

On March 20, 2006, The New York Times reported that "Police investigators in Salahudin Province have accused American troops of executing 11 civilians, including several children, during a raid last Wednesday on a house in Ishaqi, near Balad, about 60 miles north of Baghdad." On June 2,BBC News reported this again as video tape emerged a few weeks after Haditha revelations. On June 19, the US military announced that three soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Private First Class Corey R. Clagett, Specialist William B. Hunsaker and Staff Sergeant Raymond L. Girouard, are being charged in connection of the deaths of three male detainees in an operation near a canal north of Baghdad on May 9. On June 21, a fourth soldier was charged, but none were convicted.[1] March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... US Military In the U.S. Army, Private First Class is the third lowest enlisted rank, just above Private and below Corporal or Specialist. ... Corey R. Clagett is a Private First Class of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. ... Specialist arm patch (U.S. Army) Specialist is one section of the fourth enlisted rank in the U.S. Army, just above Private First Class and below Corporal. ... William B. Hunsaker is a Specialist of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. ... United States Military Staff Sergeant insignia (U.S. Air Force) Staff Sergeant is the fifth enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Airman and below Technical Sergeant. ... Raymond L. Girouard is a Staff Sergeant of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ...


In July of 2006, five troopers were charged in connection with the rape and murder of a 14 year old Iraqi teenager, and the murder of three of her family members. The incident took place in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad. Previously, an arrest in the case was also made in June of 2006 when former trooper Steven D. Green was apprehended in North Carolina. On November 17, 2006 Specialist James Barker was sentenced to life in prison for the incident. Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Mahmoudiyah (also spelled Al-Mahmudiyah) is an Iraqi village southeast of Baghdad. ... June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Extraordinary renditions. ... Former Army soldier Steven D. Green (center) is escorted by U.S. Marshals from United States Federal Courthouse in Charlotte, North Carolina Steven Dale Green (born 1985) is a former Private First Class in the United States Army who is charged with the murder of four Iraqi civilians while on... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ...


Friday February 23, 2007 saw the Sergeant, two specialists and two privates convicted with lengthy sentences. However, it is believed that none will serve the full terms of their sentences due to their pleading guilty. Further details about the rape and murder appeared in various news articles including

"Barker and Green had already known what house they wanted to go to ... knew only one male was in the house, and knew it would be an easy target."


At the home, Cortez said he and others took Janabi's father, mother and younger sister into a bedroom and kept her in the living room.


He then described Barker held her down while he undressed her and proceeded to rape her. 'After I was done, myself and Barker switched spots, he said.


He claimed that Green shot and killed the girl's parents and younger sister. "During the time me and Barker were raping Abeer, I heard five or six gunshots that came from the bedroom. After Barker was done, Green came out of the bedroom and said that he had killed them all, that all of them were dead."


Cortez said he acted as a lookout while Green then raped the girl.


He claimed Green then shot Janabi several times in the head, and the soldiers poured petrol over her body and set it alight to try to hide the evidence of their crime. Cortez burned his own clothes and Spielman allegedly threw the AK-47 used to kill the family in a canal. [2]


General information

The most recent change of command within the division took place on November 10, 2006. During this change of command, MG Jeff Schloesser took command of the 101st from the division's previous commander, now-LTG Tom Turner. Turner left the 101st to command Fifth Army. November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A number of nations have had a Fifth Army: British Fifth Army German Fifth Army Soviet Fifth Army Turkish Fifth Army US Fifth Army This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

  • Commanding General: Major General Jeffrey J. Schloesser
  • Deputy Assistant Division Commander (Operations): Brigadier General Michael L. Oates
  • Deputy Assistant Division Commander (Support): Brigadier General Rickey L. Rife
  • Chief of Staff: Colonel Mark L. Ritter
  • Division Command Sergeant Major: Command Sergeant Major Frank A. Grippe

(L to R) 2nd Lieutenant Ryan Schloesser with his father, Major General Jeffrey Schloesser (a Brigadier General at the time the photo was taken), and his grandfather, Lt. ...

Parachute Demonstration Team

The "Screaming Eagles" is also the nickname for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Command Parachute Demonstration Team. Its history goes as far back as the late 1950s, during the infancy of precision freefall. The command group decided to form a full time team in 1984.


See website: http://www.campbell.army.mil/PDT/pdt.htm


Subordinate Units

  • 501st Special Troops Battalion
    • 501st STB, Headquarters ("Gladiators")
    • 501st STB, HHC
    • 501st STB, A Company (Assassin)
    • 501st STB, B (MI) Company (Minotaurs)
    • 501st STB, C (SIG)Company (Spartans)
    • 101st Division Band
  • 1st Brigade Combat Team ("Bastogne")
    • HHC, 1st BCT ("Warriors")
    • 1-327th Infantry Regiment ("Above the Rest")
    • 2-327th Infantry Regiment ("No Slack")
    • 1st Squadron (RSTA), 32d Cavalry
    • 2-320th Field Artillery Battalion ("Balls of the Eagle")
    • 1st Special Troops Battalion
    • 426th Brigade Support Battalion ("Taskmasters")
  • 2d Brigade Combat Team ("Strike")
    • HHC, 2d BCT
    • 1-502d Infantry Regiment ("First Strike")
    • 2-502d Infantry Regiment ("Strike Force")
    • 1st Squadron (RSTA), 75th Cavalry
    • 1-320th Field Artillery Battalion ("Top Guns")
    • 311th Brigade Troops Battalion ("Team")
    • 526th Brigade Support Battalion ("Best By Performance")
  • 3d Brigade Combat Team ("Rakkasans")
    • HHC, 3d BCT
    • 1-187th Infantry Regiment ("Leader Rakkasans")
    • 3-187th Infantry Regiment ("Iron Rakkasans")
    • 1st Squadron (RSTA), 33d Cavalry ("War Rakkasans")
    • 3-320th Field Artillery Battalion ("Red Knight")
    • 381st Brigade Troops Battalion
    • 626th Brigade Support Battalion ("Assurgam")
    • 3rd Special Troops Battalion("Rak Solid")
  • 4th Brigade Combat Team ("Currahee")
    • HHC, 4th BCT
    • 1-506th Infantry Regiment ("Stands Alone")
    • 2-506th Infantry Regiment ("Renegades")
    • 1st Squadron (RSTA), 61st Cavalry
    • 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion
    • 4th Brigade Troops Battalion
    • 801st Brigade Support Battalion
  • 101st Aviation Brigade ("Wings of Destiny")
    • HHC, 101st Aviation Brigade
    • 2-17 Air Cavalry Squadron ("Out Front")
    • 1-101st Aviation Battalion ("Expect No Mercy")
    • 5-101st Aviation Battalion ("Eagle Assault")
    • 6-101st Aviation Battalion ("Shadow of the Eagle")
    • 96th Aviation Battalion ("Troubleshooters")
  • 159th Aviation Brigade ("Eagle Thunder")
    • HHC, 159th Aviation Brigade
    • 7-17th Air Cavalry Squadron
    • 3-101st Aviation Battalion ("Eagle Attack")
    • 4-101st Aviation Battalion ("Wings of the Eagles")
    • 7-101st General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) ("Eagle Lift")
    • 563rd Aviation Support Battalion ("Keep Them Fighting")
  • 101st Sustainment Brigade ("Life Liners")
    • DMMC
    • 63d Chemical Company
    • 106th Transportation Battalion
    • 372d TC Company
    • 594th TC Company
    • 613th MCT
    • 632d MCT
    • 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion ("Drive the Wedge")
    • 494th TC Company ("Eagle Express")
    • 561st Combat Support Battalion
    • 95th Maint
    • 102d Quartermaster Company
    • 196th Quartermaster Detachment
    • 227th GS Company
    • 541st TC Company
    • 584th Maintenance Company
    • 717th EOD Detachment
    • 101st Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion
    • 101st SSB
  • 2-44th Air Defense Artillery Battalion ("Strike Fear")
  • 887th Engineer Company (LE) ("Empire")
  • 86th CSH ("Eagle Medics")

Category: ... 502 PIR Patch, depicting death from above During World War II, the 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment (502d PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans) is a regiment of the 11th Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... The 3rd Special Troops Battalion is a support battalion attatched to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. ... During World War II, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ...

Lineage

Division

  • Constituted 23 July 1918 in the National Army as Headquarters, 101st Division
  • Organized 2 November 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Demobilized 11 December 1918 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters, 101st Division
  • Organized 10 September 1921 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Redesignated 31 March 1942 as Division Headquarters, 101st Division
  • Disbanded 15 August 1942; concurrently, reconstituted in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
  • Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France
  • Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 27 May 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 February 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne Division

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1st Brigade

  • Constituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters Company, 101st Division
  • Organized in November 1921 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Reorganized and redesignated 31 March 1942 as Headquarters and Military Police Company (less Military Police Platoon), 101st Division
  • Disbanded 15 August 1942; concurrently reconstituted in the Army of the United States as Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne *Division, and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
  • Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France
  • Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 27 May 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1956 as Headquarters and Service Company, 101st Airborne Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 April 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Command and Control Battalion, 101st Airborne Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 February 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

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2nd Brigade

  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters, 159th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 80th Division
  • Organized 27 August 1917 at Camp Lee, Virginia
  • Demobilized 1 June 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 80th Division
  • Organized in September 1922 at Richmond, Virginia
  • Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Brigade
  • Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Infantry Brigade
  • Converted and redesignated 12 February 1942 as the 80th Reconnaissance Troop (less 3d Platoon), 80th Division (Headquarters and *Headquarters Company, 160th Infantry Brigade, concurrently converted and redesignated as the 3d Platoon, 80th Reconnaissance Company, 80th Division)
  • Troop ordered into active military service 15 July 1942 and reorganized at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, as the 80th Cavalry *Reconnaissance Troop, an element of the 80th Division (later redesignated as the 80th Infantry Division)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 12 August 1943 as the 80th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized
  • Inactivated 6 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 15 July 1946 as the Reconnaissance Platoon, 80th Airborne Division
  • Activated 21 May 1947 at Richmond, Virginia, as the 80th Airborne Reconnaissance Platoon, an element of the 80th Airborne Division
  • (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 April 1948 as the Reconnaissance Platoon, 80th Airborne Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 18 September 1950 as the 80th Airborne Reconnaissance Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 10 May 1952 as the 80th Reconnaissance Company, an element of the 80th Infantry Division
  • Disbanded 29 March 1959 at Richmond, Virginia
  • Reconstituted (less 3d Platoon) 22 October 1963 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Infantry *Brigade (3d Platoon, 80th Reconnaissance Company--hereafter separate lineage)
  • Redesignated 21 January 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
  • Activated 3 February 1964 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

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3rd Brigade

  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters, 160th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 80th Division
  • Organized 27 August 1917 at Camp Lee, Virginia
  • Demobilized 7 June 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia
  • Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 80th Division
  • Organized in September 1922 at Baltimore, Maryland
  • Redesignated 23 March 1925 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Brigade
  • Redesignated 24 August 1936 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Infantry Brigade
  • Converted and redesignated 12 February 1942 as the 3d Platoon, 80th Reconnaissance Troop, 80th Division (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Infantry Brigade, concurrently converted and redesignated as the 80th Reconnaissance Troop [less 3d Platoon], 80th Division)
  • Troop ordered into active military service 15 July 1942 and reorganized at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, as the 80th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, an element of the 80th Division (later redesignated as the 80th Infantry Division)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 12 August 1943 as the 80th Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized
  • Inactivated 6 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 15 July 1946 as the Reconnaissance Platoon, 80th Airborne Division
  • Activated 21 May 1947 at Richmond, Virginia, as the 80th Airborne Reconnaissance Platoon, an element of the 80th Airborne Division
  • (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve)
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 April 1948 as the Reconnaissance Platoon, 80th Airborne Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 18 September 1950 as the 80th Airborne Reconnaissance Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 10 May 1952 as the 80th Reconnaissance Company, an element of the 80th Infantry Division
  • Disbanded 29 March 1959 at Richmond, Virginia
  • 3d Platoon, 80th Reconnaissance Company, reconstituted 22 October 1963 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Infantry Brigade (remainder of the company - hereafter separate lineage)
  • Redesignated 21 January 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
  • Activated 3 February 1964 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

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Division Artillery

  • Constituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 176th Field Artillery Brigade
  • Organized in 1923 in Wisconsin
  • Redesignated 30 January 1942 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st Division Artillery
  • Disbanded 15 August 1942; concurrently reconstituted in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st Airborne Division Artillery, and activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
  • Inactivated 30 November 1945 in France
  • Allotted 25 June 1948 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 6 July 1948 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 27 May 1949 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 25 August 1950 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Inactivated 1 December 1953 at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky
  • Activated 15 May 1954 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1956 as Headquarters, Headquarters and Service Battery, 101st Airborne Division Artillery
  • Reorganized and redesignated 25 April 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st Airborne Division Artillery

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159th Aviation Brigade

  • Constituted 16 October 1992 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Aviation Group, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 June 1998 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

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Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

  1. Hundred Days Offensive (also known as the Battle of Saint-Quentin or the Second Battle of the Somme);
  2. Meuse-Argonne Offensive;
  3. Picardy 1918
  1. Normandy (with arrowhead);
  2. Rhineland (with arrowhead);
  3. Ardennes-Alsace;
  4. Central Europe
  1. Defense (1st Brigade Only);
  2. Counteroffensive (1st Brigade Only);
  3. Counteroffensive, Phase II (1st Brigade Only)
  4. Counteroffensive, Phase III;
  5. Tet Counteroffensive;
  6. Counteroffensive, Phase IV;
  7. Counteroffensive, Phase V;
  8. Counteroffensive, Phase VI;
  9. Tet 1969/Counteroffensive;
  10. Summer-Fall 1969;
  11. Winter-Spring 1970;
  12. Sanctuary Counteroffensive;
  13. Counteroffensive, Phase VII;
  14. Consolidation I;
  15. Consolidation II
  • Southwest Asia (Except 159th Aviation Brigade):
  1. Defense of Saudi Arabia;
  2. Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert Henry Asquith Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow... Combatants Belgium British Empire France United States of America German Empire Commanders King Albert I Ferdinand Foch Douglas Haig Philippe Petain John Pershing Erich Ludendorff Casualties 411,636 British 531,000 French 127,000+ American 785,733 The Hundred Days Offensive was the final offensive in World War I by... Combatants United States German Empire Commanders John J. Pershing Georg von der Marwitz Strength American Expeditionary Force German Fifth Army Casualties 26,277 killed 95,786 wounded 122,066 total 28,000 killed 92,250 wounded 120,250 total The Meuse-Argonne Offensive was the final offensive of World War... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants United States United Kingdom Canada Free French Poland Germany Commanders Dwight Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander) Bernard Montgomery (land) Bertram Ramsay (sea) Trafford Leigh-Mallory (air) Omar Bradley (US 1st Army) Miles Dempsey (UK 2nd Army) Harry Crerar (Canadian 1st Army) Gerd von Rundstedt (OB WEST) Erwin Rommel (Heeresgruppe B... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Combatants Republic of Viet Nam United States of America Republic of Korea New Zealand Australia National Front for the Liberation of South Viet Nam (Viet Cong) Democratic Republic of Viet Nam Commanders William Westmoreland Võ Nguyên Giáp Strength 50,000+ (estimate) 85,000+ (estimate) Casualties 2,788 KIA...

Decorations

  1. Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for NORMANDY (Division and 1st Brigade Only)
  2. Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for BASTOGNE (Division and 1st Brigade Only)
  3. Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for DAK TO, VIETNAM 1966 (1st Brigade only)
  4. Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for DONG AP BIA MOUNTAIN (3rd Brigade Only)
  5. Valorous Unit Award for THUA THIEN PROVINCE (3rd Brigade and DIVARTY Only)
  6. Valorous Unit Award for TUY HOA (1st Brigade Only)
  7. Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1965-1966 (1st Brigade Only)
  8. Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968 (3rd Brigade Only)
  9. Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SOUTHWEST ASIA (Except 159th Aviation Brigade)
  10. French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for NORMANDY (Division and 1st Brigade Only)
  11. Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm for BASTOGNE (Division and 1st Brigade Only);
  12. cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action at BASTOGNE (Division and 1st Brigade Only)
  13. Belgian Fourragere 1940 (Division and 1st Brigade Only)
  14. Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in FRANCE AND BELGIUM (Division and 1st Brigade Only)
  15. Netherlands Orange Lanyard (Division and 1st Brigade Only)
  16. Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1966-1967 (1st Brigade Only)
  17. Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968 (2nd Brigade Only)
  18. Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1968-1969 (Except 159th Aviation Brigade)
  19. Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1971 (Except 159th Aviation Brigade)
  20. Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1968-1970 (Except 159th Aviation Brigade)
  21. Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class for VIETNAM 1970 (DIVARTY only)

The Fourragère is a French military award, distinguishing military units as a whole. ... Knights Cross of the Order of William The Order of William is the highest military order of the Netherlands which was first created in 1815. ...

Division commanders

  1. MG William C. Lee Aug-42 - Feb-44
  2. BG Don F. Pratt 6-Feb-44 - 14-Mar-44[2]
  3. MG Maxwell D. Taylor Mar-44 - Aug-45
  4. BG Anthony C. McAuliffe 5-Dec-44 - 26-Dec-44[2]
  5. BG William N. Gillmore Aug-45 - Sep-45
  6. BG Gerald St. C. Mickle Sep-45 - Oct-45
  7. BG Stuart Cutler Oct-45 - Nov-45
  8. MG William R. Schmidt Jul-48 - May-49
  9. MG Cornelius E. Ryan Aug-50 - May-51
  10. MG Roy E. Porter May-51 - May-53
  11. MG Paul DeWitt Adams May-53 - Dec-53
  12. MG Riley F. Ennis May-54 - Oct-55
  13. MG F. S. Bowen Oct-55 - Mar-56
  14. MG Thomas L. Sherburne, Jr. May-56 - Mar-58
  15. MG William C. Westmoreland Apr-58 - Jun-60
  16. MG Ben Harrell Jun-60 - Jul-61
  17. MG C.W.G. Rich Jul-61 - Feb-63
  18. MG Harry H. Critz Feb-63 - Mar-64
  19. MG Beverly E. Powell Mar-64 - Mar-66
  20. MG Ben Sternberg Mar-66 - Jul-67
  21. MG Olinto M. Barsanti Jul-67 - Jul-68
  22. MG Melvin Zais Jul-68 - May-69
  23. MG John M. Wright May-69 - May-70
  24. MG John J. Hennessey May-70 - Feb-71
  25. MG Thomas M. Tarpley Feb-71 - Apr-72
  26. MG John H. Cushman Apr-72 - Aug-73
  27. MG Sidney B. Berry Aug-73 - Jul-74
  28. MG John W. McEnery Aug-74 - Feb-76
  29. MG John A. Wickham, Jr. Mar-76 - Mar-78
  30. MG John N. Brandenburg Mar-78 - Jun-80
  31. MG Jack V. Mackmull Jun-80 - Aug-81
  32. MG Charles W. Bagnal Aug-81 - Aug-83
  33. MG James E. Thompson Aug-83 - Jun-85
  34. MG Burton D. Patrick Jun-85 - May-87
  35. MG Teddy G. Allen May-87 - Aug-89
  36. MG J.H. Binford Peay III Aug-89 - Jun-91
  37. MG John Miller Jun-91 - Jul-93
  38. MG John M. Keane Jul-93 - Feb-96
  39. MG William F. "Buck" Kernan Feb-96 - Feb-98
  40. MG Robert T. Clark Feb-98 - Jun-00
  41. MG Richard A. Cody Jun-00 - Jul-02
  42. MG David H. Petraeus Jul-02 - May-04
  43. MG Thomas R. Turner II May-04 - Nov-06
  44. MG Jeffrey J. Schloesser Nov-06 - present

Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Major General William C. Lee William C. Lee (March 12, 1895 - June 25, 1948) was born in Dunn, North Carolina. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... Brigadier General Don Forrester Pratt (July 12, 1892-June 6, 1944) was Assistant Division Commander of the United States 101st Airborne Division on D-Day and was the highest ranking casualty of the battle on either side. ... General Maxwell Davenport Taylor (August 26, 1901 – April 19, 1987) was an American soldier and diplomat of the mid-20th century. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... General Anthony C. McAuliffe (July 2, 1898 - August 11, 1975) was the United States Army general who commanded the 101st Airborne during the Battle of Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. He was famous for his single-word reply to a German surrender ultimatum. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General William Westmoreland William Childs Westmoreland (born March 26, 1914, Spartanburg County, South Carolina) is a retired United States General who commanded US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964_68 and served as US Army Chief of Staff from 1968 to 1972. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Lieutenant General Melvin Zais Lieutenant General Melvin Zais (May 8, 1916, in Fall River, Massachusetts - May 7, 1981) was a U.S. Army general. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... GEN John A. Wickham General John Adams Wickham (born June 25, 1928 in Dobbs Ferry, New York) was United States Army Chief of Staff from 1983 to 1987. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... J.H Binford Peay III is a retired four-star general from the United States Army and is currently the 14th Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Many men have the name John Miller, including: John A. Miller (1847-1941), an amusement park entrepreneur John Miller, the co-host of 20/20 John Miller, false Billy the Kid John Miller, member of the United States House of Representatives 1985-1993 John Franklin Miller (Washington), member of the... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... John (Jack) Keane (born 1945) is a retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... General William F. Buck Kernan was born in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Lieutenant General Robert T. Clark was assigned as the Commanding General, U.S. Fifth Army on December 5, 2003. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... GEN Richard A. Cody General Richard A. Cody became the 31st Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army, on June 24, 2004. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... David Petraeus (born November 7, 1952) is a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major General Thomas R. Turner II Major General Thomas R. Turner II graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1974 and was commissioned as as second lieutenant in the infantry. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... (L to R) 2nd Lieutenant Ryan Schloesser with his father, Major General Jeffrey Schloesser (a Brigadier General at the time the photo was taken), and his grandfather, Lt. ...

Popular culture

Movie poster reprint of Battleground Battleground is a 1949 war film which tells the story of a squad of the 101st Airborne Division trying to cope during the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne, Belgium. ... Combatants United States United Kingdom Germany Commanders Dwight Eisenhower Omar Bradley George Patton Bernard Montgomery Walther Model Gerd von Rundstedt Adolf Hitler Strength Dec 16 - start of the Battle: about 83,000 men; 242 Sherman tanks, 182 tank destroyers, and 394 pieces of corps and divisional artillery. ... Cornelius Ryan (5 June 1920 – 23 November 1974) was an Irish-American journalist and author mainly known for his writings on popular military history, especially World War II. His two best-known books are The Longest Day (1959), which tells the story of the D-Day (day one of the... The Longest Day is a book by Cornelius Ryan published in 1959, telling the story of D-Day, the first day of the World War II invasion of Normandy. ... A Bridge Too Far, a book by Cornelius Ryan published in 1974, tells the story of Operation Market Garden, a failed Allied attempt to break through German lines at Arnhem in the occupied Netherlands during World War II. The title of the book comes from a comment made by British... The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long 1962 war film with a very large cast, based on the 1959 book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II. // Background The movie was adapted by Romain Gary... Combatants United States United Kingdom Canada Free French Poland Germany Commanders Dwight Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander) Bernard Montgomery (land) Bertram Ramsay (sea) Trafford Leigh-Mallory (air) Omar Bradley (US 1st Army) Miles Dempsey (UK 2nd Army) Harry Crerar (Canadian 1st Army) Gerd von Rundstedt (OB WEST) Erwin Rommel (Heeresgruppe B... A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 film based on the 1974 book of the same name. ... Operation Market Garden was an Allied military operation in World War II, which took place in September 1944. ... A hill situated in Duncans Dam, see Dam Hambuger Hill Hamburger Hill is a 1987 American movie starring Dylan McDermott and Michael Boatman, directed by John Irvin and written by James Carabatsos. ... During World War II, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... Band of Brothers Donald Burgett was among the Airborne troopers whom landed in Normandy early in the morning of D-Day. ... Currahee may refer to: Currahee (Band of Brothers), the first episode of a 10-part television miniseries about World War II Currahee!: A Screaming Eagle at Normandy, a non-fiction book by Donald Burgett Currahee Mountain, a mountain located in Stephens County, Toccoa, Georgia Camp Toccoa, a United States Army... During World War II, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 Academy Award winning film, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, set in World War II. This film is particularly notable for the intensity of the scenes in its first 25 minutes, which depict the Omaha beachhead assault of June 6, 1944. ... The 75th Ranger Regiment —also known as the United States Army Rangers— is a light infantry special operations force of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC); with headquarters in Fort Benning, Georgia. ... An American Paratrooper using a MC1-B series parachute Paratroopers are soldiers trained in parachuting and generally operate as part of an airborne force. ... During World War II, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Band of Brothers is an acclaimed 10-part television miniseries set during World War II, co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. ... Stephen Ambrose, at the 2001 premiere of Band of Brothers Stephen Edward Ambrose, Ph. ... 502 PIR Patch, depicting death from above During World War II, the 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment (502d PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... Brothers In Arms is a 2005 first_person shooter video game being developed by Gearbox Software for the PC (as Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30), PlayStation 2, and Xbox. ... Land on Normandy In military parlance, D-Day is a term often used to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. ... 502 PIR Patch, depicting death from above During World War II, the 502d Parachute Infantry Regiment (502d PIR) was a regiment of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... The History Channel is a cable television channel, dedicated to the presentation of historical events and persons, often with frequent observations and explanations by noted historians as well as reenactors and witnesses to events, if possible. ... A game engine is the core software component of a computer or video game or other interactive application with real-time graphics. ... Alice in Chains is a popular and influential rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987, and was one of the most commercially successful bands from the Seattle grunge music scene. ... Rooster is a popular single by the grunge group Alice in Chains. ... Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Call of Duty (released October 29, 2003) is a first-person shooter video game based on the Quake III engine. ... Call of Duty: United Offensive is an expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter computer game, Call of Duty. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Lost is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning serial drama television series that follows the lives of a group of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, somewhere in the South Pacific. ... Hugo Reyes, better known by the nickname Hurley, is a fictional character on the ABC television series Lost played by Jorge Garcia. ... Combatants UN Coalition Republic of Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf Peter de la Billière Khalid bin Sultan Saleh Al-Muhaya Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Saddam Hussein Strength 883,863 360,000 Casualties 378 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 dead, 75,000 wounded The Gulf War or the Persian Gulf War...

101st Airborne March

The “101st Airborne March” was composed by Daniel Bourdelès, Norman composer, for the celebration of the liberation of Carentan, in June 1994. This march is extracted from the CD "Carentan, the sky memory" (1994), producted by the town. It is steadily used as a musical illustration for the Normandy liberation films on France3 regional TV. You can hear it here : http://magene.chez-alice.fr/airborne.html


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