101st Airborne Divisional Code Names

 

101st Memorial Eindhoven

101st Airborne Memorial, Eindhoven 2013

 

In World War II the 101st Airborne Division had code names beginning with the letter K. Here is a list of the units of the division with the corresponding code names:

 

Kangaroo

101st Airborne Division

Klaxon

Divisional Headquarters and Headquarters Company

Kingfish

Divisional Artillery Headquarters and Headquarters Battery

Kilowatt

Divisional Signal Company

King

Divisional Reconnaissance Platoon

Klondike

501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

Kickoff

502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment

Kidnap

506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Keepsake

327th Glider Infantry Regiment

Kentucky

81st Airborne Anti Aircraft Regiment

Kite

377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

Keynote

463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

Kansas

321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion

Kilogram

907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion

Kiwi

326th Airborne Engineer Battalion

Kildare

801st Airborne Ordnance Company

Kitchen

426th Airborne Quartermaster Company

Kindergarten

326th Airborne Medical Company

 

Source: D-Day Minus 17 September 1944 - Pictorial History of the 101st Airborne Division Prior to the Invasion of Holland (2012) by the authors Peter Hendrikx and Michel de Trez