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82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION GENERAL JAMES GAVIN -YANK MAGAZINE Airborne CG By Sgt. Robert Debnam YANK Staff Correspondent WITH THE 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION—Maj. Gen. James M. Gavin, the one-time private who now commands the 82nd Airborne Division, […]

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ARMY PARATROOPERS PREPARE FOR BATTLE

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by:

ARMY PARATROOPERS PREPARE FOR BATTLE: In 1940, the U.S. Army formed an experimental platoon of paratroopers to test the new concept of parachuting soldiers onto the battlefield. The parachute test platoon under the command of 1st Lieutenant […]

ROD SERLING, FROM WWII PARATROOPER TO THE TWILIGHT ZONE: Before Rod Serling appeared on television sets across America for his hit show, “The Twilight Zone”, he was a US Army paratrooper fighting for his life in the […]

Reflections of Our Gentle Warriors – By Brad Hoopes: For over a decade, Brad Hoopes has interviewed and recorded the experiences of over 350 WWII veterans. He now has compiled 70 of these incredible experiences into […]

25 Heroes of the 101st Airborne Division Awarded DSC’s 17, Including Division General Decorated by Bradley. 8 Sent Back From Continent Also Are Honored From Stars and Stripes WITH U.S. FORCES IN NORMANDY, July 13—The Distinguished […]

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D-Day Plus 365 – From YANK Magazine

Posted on June 5th, 2016 by:

D-Day Plus 365 – From YANK Magazine By Sgt. Dewitt Gilpin YANK Staff Correspondent OMAHA BEACH, NORMANDY—Only the sun and the wind now rake the long beaches of Normandy, and kids with toy shovels play in […]

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5th Army and the Liberation of Rome

Posted on June 4th, 2016 by:

5th Army and the Liberation of Rome After landing on the bloody beaches of Salerno, battling across the mountainous Winter Line and enduring the costly stalemates at Monte Cassino and Anzio, the 5th Army was poised […]

Frederick Mayer: OSS Spy Who Captured a City Frederick Mayer, a German Jew and American Army spy was responsible for the German surrender of Innsbruck, Austria. Born Friedrich Mayer in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden, Germany on […]

Bazooka Face Mask-Blast Protection for a GI’s Face With the success of Hitler’s armored Blitzkriegs in Poland, France and the Low Countries in 1939 and 1940, the US Army realized it needed an effective and reliable […]

101st is First to Get Award of President By Jules B. Grad Stars and Stripes Staff Writer 101ST AIRBORNE DIV. Mar. 15—There’s a hallowed place in the United Nations’ hall of fame today for the “Battered […]

War Paint: The Filthy Thirteen Jump into Normandy War Paint: The Filthy Thirteen Jump into Normandy by Richard Killblane and Brian Miller and published by Victory Publishing, is a beautiful and comprehensive look into the history […]

Rene Dussaq: OSS Agent, Resistance Leader, Man of Legend: All men are created but some men create themselves. So it was with Rene Alexander Dussaq. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a Cuban diplomat in 1911, […]

Motion Sickness Pills Put Soldiers to Sleep on D-Day Motion sickness pills were handed out to American soldiers on the evening prior to D-Day. On June 5, 1944, Paratroopers of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions […]

Ed Shames, of Band of Brothers, First Fight in Normandy. In the summer of 1942, Ed Shames saw an ad in the Virginia-Pilot: a muscular man with a parachute and a beautiful woman on each arm. […]

Easy Company 506th, Band of Brothers Actors and Heroes PART 1 Staff Sergeant James Moe Alley Trained at Toccoa and fought at Normandy and Holland. Alley was wounded in October 1944, and later went AWOL from […]

Operation Neptune: Images from the D-Day Invasion of Normandy: Operation Neptune was the codename for the Allied amphibious and airborne invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.  It was the first phase of Operation Overlord, […]

Fact vs. Fiction: Albert Blithe and Band of Brothers: Albert Blithe was an original member of the 101st Airborne Division’s Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the Company made famous by the book and miniseries, Band […]

  The Filthy 13: The 101st Airborne Division’s Most Legendary Squad On June 5th, 1944 the US Army Signal Corps filmed of a group of paratroopers with Mohawks and war paint. They were part of a […]


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