Listed below is all that is known about the composition of the 82nd Airborne Division. Please let me know of any further information, including the commanders of any units, and also the size of formations and their casualties. webmaster@extraplan.demon.co.uk

 

Divisional HQ

Commander : Brigadier-General James Gavin

Chief of Staff : Colonel Robert Wienecke

 

504th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Reuben Tucker

 

1st Battalion

Commander : Major William Harrison

 

2nd Battalion

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Wellems

 

3rd Battalion

Commander : Major Julian Cook

 

505th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Ben Vandervoort

 

1st Battalion

Commander : Major Talton Long

 

2nd Battalion

Commander : Major Vandervoort

 

3rd Battalion

Commander : Major James Krause

 

508th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Roy Lindquist

 

1st Battalion

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Shields Warren

 

2nd Battalion

Commander : Major Otho Holmes

 

3rd Battalion

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Louis Mendez

 

325th Glider Infantry Regiment

Commander : Colonel Charles Billingslea

 

1st Battalion

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Teddy Sanford

 

2nd Battalion

Commander : Major Charles Major

 

2nd Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment

Commander : Major Osmond Leahy

 

Divisional Artillery

Commander : Colonel Francis March

 

376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Wilbur Griffith

 

456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Wagner d'Allesio

 

319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel James Todd

 

320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion

Commander : Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Wright

 

80th Anti-Tank Battalion

Commander : Colonel Raymond Sangleton

 

Divisional Units

 

307th Airborne Engineer Battalion

Commander : Colonel Edwin Bedell

 

307th Airborne Medical Company

Commander : Major Jerry Belden

 

Divisional Signals Company

 

Quartermaster Company

 

Ordnance Company