91st Airborne
Unit History 91st Airborne

The 91st Airborne was formed on the 4th of July 1940 as an experimental unit to be dropped behind enemy lines and disrupt enemy communication and supply lines, Recruitment started on the 9th of September 1940 and the unit was designated the 91st Parachute Infantry Regiment. Staszow, Poland was chosen as the location for the training facility under the name Camp Roanoke. On the 29th of April the recruits were in, under the Command of 1st Lt D. Winters and his 2nd Lt B. Compton. Fox Company was the first to form, unlike any other, this experimental unit had to meet the highest level of training as the soldiers were expected to fight without resupply for days as they jumped feet first into the Chilly breeze of Axis occupied Europe.