The Reports section is for detailed accounts or miscellaneous information connected with any aspect of the 1st Airborne's activity in Sicily, which, by their in-depth nature, cannot easily be accommodated on any other part of the site. Some of these reports I shall compile myself, but contributions from external sources are most welcome. Send me an email if you wish to contribute -



Blackjacks at War: WWII & the 53rd Troop Carrier Squadron by Major Steven C. Franklin, USAF

The history of the Squadron which, as part of the 52nd Troop Carrier Group, carried American paratroopers to Sicily and was closely involved with British paratroopers thereafter.