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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

Remember, Honor, and Serve – WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT) celebrated completing its October Parachute School on 19 October 2019 with an Open Hanger Day at their Frederick Army Airfield in Frederick Oklahoma. The ADT ran fourteen aspiring team members through a nine-day jump course, culminating in five successful exits from an authentic C-47 aircraft while in …

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REVIEW: Images of War – US Airborne Divisions 1942-2018

Michael’s book and the images provided detail the stories, history, and tragedies of the US Airborne Divisions during the period 1942-1945. He also provides a thorough research of the development of the TO&E for these units. As an experienced paratrooper, I look at this aspect with a certain amount of individual skepticism. Not due to …

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REVIEW: They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten by Steven R. Zaley

They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten – The story of one of the original companies with the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company 1942-1945. Tense Moment Publishing. Author – Steven Robert Zaley. Steve’s book covers the story of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment before, during and after World War …

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Paratroopers (inc. RAMC Para Field Ambulance personnel) of the British Army’s 1st Airborne Division taken as POWs by Germans during the Battle of Arnhem. Near Arnhem, Gelderland, the Netherlands. 20 September 1944.

Operation Market Garden – Hard Mission & Hard Analysis

Operation Market Garden was a combination of two plans. Operation Market was an airborne assault against the Dutch towns of Eindhoven, Nijmegen, and Arnhem. The Market forces — the U.S. 101st and 82d Airborne Divisions and the 1st British Airborne Division, reinforced by the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade — were to seize the bridges over …

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Matthew Ridgway and Bill Moorman – Jump Buddies during World War II

Bill Moorman was a close associate and confidant of Matthew Ridgway throughout WWII and the rest of their careers. Ridgway and Moorman attended the USMA together. Moorman was the Division Signal Officer at the start of World War II and was later promoted to the Division G-4 on D-Day, 7 June 1944, when the original …

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Operation Stösser: The last Parachute drop of the Fallschirmjäger

Friedrich-August Freiherr von der Heydte was the highly decorated commander of Germany’s First Parachute Army’s Battle School. In December 1944, when Germany’s General Kurt Student was notified that within eight days, he was to launch an airborne attack in support of the Sixth Panzer Army, he called upon von der Heydte to command a parachute …

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THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. British troops at the Van Olderbarneveldstraat

Then & Now from the Battle of Arnhem in 1944

Koos Winkelman, an avid Dutch traveler and photographer, has made another great photographic Then & Now tribute, this time related to the Battle of Arnhem that occurred during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. His previous works include Amsterdam Then & Now during World War II and Battle of the Bulge Then & Now. Anyone …

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Best Fallschirmjäger Books for Militaria Collectors & Enthusiasts

We’ve made a small selection of the best Fallschirmjäger books (German Paratroopers) that are currently available on the market for militaria collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians alike. These volumes are an absolute must-have in your library and certainly are the best Fallschirmjäger books currently available. This list does not contain any general biography accounts …

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Books on Easy Company – 506th PIR – 101st AB – Band of Brothers

We’ve compiled a complete list of all must-have and bestselling books on Easy Company – the legendary Band of Brothers – of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. These bestsellers are listed per their rating on GoodReads and Amazon. If you think we’ve missed one, feel free to contact. #1. Cpl. Forrest Guth: ‘E’ …

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