77th Indian Infantry Brigade

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77th Indian Infantry Brigade
77th Indian Parachute Brigade
Active 1942–1945
Country British Raj British India
Allegiance  British Empire
Branch British Raj Red Ensign.svg British Indian Army
Type Infantry
Airborne forces
Role Parachute infantry
Size Brigade
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Orde Wingate
Mike Calvert

The 77th Indian Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was formed in India in June 1942. The brigade was assigned to the Chindits and organised into eight columns for operations behind enemy lines in Burma. In March 1945, it was converted into the 77th Indian Parachute Brigade and assigned to the 44th Airborne Division.[1]

Composition[edit]

1942–1943[edit]

1943–1945[edit]

77th Parachute Brigade[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "77 Brigade". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ "77 Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "77 Parachute Brigade Subordanates". Order of Battle. Retrieved 2009-10-19.