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The Guns of the Airborne

1:00pm - 3:00pm on Apr 30, 2017, Sunday|Room B406b-B407|View Details|Add To Calendar

The Guns of the Airborne

Allied Airborne forces jumped into Africa, Sicily, France and Germany. In Operations Torch, Husky, Dragoon Overlord and Varsity, from D-Day to crossing the Rhine, Airborne troops dropped behind enemy lines and fought against overwhelming odds. And they had guns and other arms specific to just the Airborne. Learn about the men and the guns those on both the American and British side.

About Martin K.A. Morgan

Martin K.A. Morgan is an author/historian who studies the American experience in World War II.  He holds a BA in history from the University of Alabama (1991), an MA in history from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1996), and is currently a history doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  With a background as a park ranger and a museum professional, his experience in public history paved the way for the publishing and broadcasting work he does today.  He is the author of two books, Down To Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy (Schiffer, 2004), and The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion (Zenith Press, 2014).  Martin also contributes frequently to two magazines, World War II Quarterly and The American Rifleman.  In addition to that, he appears regularly on television programs relating to historical subjects on the Outdoor Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, History, H2, Syfy, The Military Channel/American Heroes Channel, and the Smithsonian Channel.  For over a decade now, he has been leading battlefield tours around the world.

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