Nicknamed the 'Devils in Baggy Pants' based on the captured diary of a German soldier, the 504th participated in the invasions of Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, and Holland.
505TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT
Jumping Jim Gavin's 505th participated in parachute assaults of Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, and Holland during World War II. The nickname 'H-Minus' demonstrated the regiment's mission to arrive on the battlefield before the schedule time of a seaborne invasion, commonly called 'H-Hour'.
507TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT
'Raff's Ruffians' named after their last commander Edson Raff, participated in the Normandy landings with the 82nd. Afterwards, it was reassigned to the 17th Airborne Division, where the regiment conducted a parachute assault across the Rhine River on 24 March 1945.
508TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT
FURY FROM THE SKY/EL DIABLO
The regiment known as 'El Diablo', with the appropriate motto 'Fury from the Sky' the 508th participated in combat jumps in Normandy and Holland.
325TH GLIDER INFANTRY REGIMENT
The 82nd's only glider infantry regiment. With its motto 'Let's Go!' the regiment participated in operations on Sicily, in Italy, France, Holland, and Belgium.
307TH AIRBORNE ENGINEER BATTALION
I MAINTAIN THE RIGHT
Carrying its motto of "I maintain the right" from World War I, the 307th AEB was the divisions engineer battalion for the entire war, and fighting everywhere the 82nd was ordered.
319TH GLIDER FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
After being assigned to Darby's Rangers during the Sicily and Salerno campaigns, the 319th participated in the Normandy and Holland invasions with the 82nd, with whom the 319th remained attached to for the rest of the war.
320TH GLIDER FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
VOLENS ET POTENS
Remaining in reserve during Sicily, the 320th GFAB made up for lost time, participating in operations in Italy, Normandy, Holland, and Belgium, before accompanying the division into Germany.
376TH PARACHUTE FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
LOOK OUT BELOW
By dropping their cannon on Sicily, the 376th PFAB became the first unit to drop field artillery via parachute. The battalion's motto 'Look out below' was appropriate as it jumped cannon in support of the invasions of Sicily and Holland.
456TH PARACHUTE FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION
WE LEAD THE WAY
The 456th PFAB offered parachute-borne artillery support to the 505th PIR during the invasion of Sicily. Afterwards, the battalion was detached and remained in Italy supporting the 1st Special Service Force in the campaigns for Cassino, Anzio, and Rome. The battalion was later redesignated the 463rd PFAB.