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In Memoriam · 07 juin 2021
Marion L. ADAMS is born October 4th , 1917 in Kenton, Kentucky. He enlisted in the army May 26, 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky as a private. He formerly worked as electrician. He is killed by a mine explosion November 28th, 1944 after 18 months in service as part of the 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion.

Histoire · 22 février 2020
The 5th Parachute Battalion nicknamed 5th "Scottish" was formed from the 7th Battalion The Cameron Highlanders in May 1942. The Cameron Highlanders origin is the reason of the use of the Tam O'Shanter beret, and the official tartan know under the name of Hunting Stewart tartan.

Histoire · 20 février 2020
The 4th Parachute Battalion was formed in January 1942 under Lt Col Hope-Thompson and was recruited from volunteers army-wide. First deployed to North Africa for the operation TORCH in 1943 under command of the 1st Airborne Division , the Battalion was then deployed for the invasion of Italy in September 1943, during seaborne invasion of Taranto harbour. It then formed part of the 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade, which remained in Italy after the 1st Airborne Division returned to the UK in...
In Memoriam · 29 janvier 2020
On August 15, 1944, he jumped into Provence in the "C" battery of the 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion. Just after the jump, his group is nailed to the ground near Trans en Provence by a German machine gun nest. 2nd Lt Harry MOORE and Pfc Philip KENNAMER decide with the help of a French Bataillon de Choc soldier (Jacques DEBRAY) to neutralize the enemy machine gun. All three will be killed during the assault. Le 15 août 1944, il saute en Provence dans la batterie "C" du 460th...

In Memoriam · 28 janvier 2020
Philip KENNAMER was born on July 26, 1915, in Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma, USA. In 1934, at 19, Philip was found guilty of manslaughter after killing John GORELL in Tusla, Oklahoma. The latter plans to kidnap his girlfriend Virginia WILCOX. In 1943 he was paroled to engage airborne troops, a predestined place because a 1934 article described him as a "stuntman, he threw cars into the water, jumped out of windows, walked on the ledge from the roof of a large building "... On August 15,...

In Memoriam · 07 janvier 2020
On this morning of 7 January 1945, the men of the 551st parachute battalion were next charged with taking the village of Rochelinval, Belgium, along the Salm River. While victorious in capturing Rochelinval and eliminating the last German bridgehead for over 10 miles (16 km) on the Salm River, the unit was virtually eliminated, having suffered more than 85% casualties. Relieved on 9 January 1945, of the 643 men who entered the battle on 3 January, only 14 Officers and 96 men remained. "Nowhere...

Veterans · 10 décembre 2019
Page Under construction : Richard FIELD was born in Liberty on august 20th 1924 . In 1943, he was volonteer for airborne training in the US. Army. He was affected to company B of the 551st parachute infantry battalion , went throught basic training and was sent with his unit to Fort Kobbe on november 23rd 1943 in the Panama canal zone.In august 1943, back to united stades he was sent to Camp Mackall, North Carolina until march 1944. He got differents airborne and military training including...

In Memoriam · 13 février 2019
George "Tex" C. JACKSON was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of a career army officer and in his youth with his family he traveled the world. He was the oldest, and had tow sisters, Mary Ann, and Jeanne. At a nearly age he learned to fight because he was Always a stranger in a new town and he eventualy became a boxer. He had friends from every colors in a age that was frowned upon and was blessed of many tallents, he exelled in every sport he played, taught himself to play guitar, ,...