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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]

77th Indian Infantry Brigade
77th Indian Parachute Brigade
Active1942–1945
CountryBritish Raj British India
Allegiance British Empire
BranchBritish Raj Red Ensign.svg British Indian Army
TypeInfantry
Airborne forces
RoleParachute infantry
SizeBrigade
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Orde Wingate
Mike Calvert

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CompositionEdit

1942–1943Edit

1943–1945Edit

77th Parachute BrigadeEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2009-10-19.