New Custom Minifig: The 82nd Airborne! Plus New WWII US Infantry Minifigs.
It’s raining minifigs! Get some opposition for your Heer soldiers, and boost your ranks with these new minifigs.
Whether you are storming Normandy, or freeing the Mediterranean, you need man power, and our new WWII US Infantry Minifigs are just the figs for you!
The 82nd Infantry Division was the first Airborne division of the US Army. In the Spring of 1942 it was redesignated as the 82nd Airborne Division and adopted the motto “Death from Above”. In April 1943, after several months of tough training, its troopers deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, under the command of Major General Ridgway to take part in the campaign to invade Sicily. The division’s first two combat operations were parachute assaults into Sicily on 9 July and Salerno on 13 September 1943.
With two combat assaults under its belt, the 82nd Airborne Division was now ready for the most ambitious airborne operation of the war so far, as part of Operation Neptune, the invasion of Normandy. The division conducted Operation Boston, part of the airborne assault phase of the Operation Overlord plan.
By the time the All-American 82nd Airborne Division was pulled back to England, it had seen 33 days of bloody combat and suffered heavy losses, with 5,245 troopers killed, wounded, or missing. Ridgway’s post-battle report stated in part:
“… 33 days of action without relief, without replacements. Every mission accomplished. No ground gained was ever relinquished.”
Bring this epic slice of history home today with the 82nd Infantry Division custom minifig.
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