Posts tagged with "la napoule"

In Memoriam · 22 June 2022
Frank SWEETITZ was born in Austria. His family immigrated to the USA during his childhood. He was a Pathfinder in the "Hq" Company, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion. After the jump in southern France August 15th, 1944, he was killed by a gunshot wound to the head in the attack on the Castle La Napoule on August 21st, 1944.

Histoire · 01 July 2020
The 509th parachute infantry battalion is one of the very first US. Airborne unit in paratroopers history : Originally constituted 14 March 1941 as the 504th Parachute Infantry Battalion (PIB) and activated on 5 October 1941. On 24 of February 1942 the unit moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Then , trained with the British 1st Parachute Brigade in England, earned the honorary title "Red Devils", and were authorized to wear the maroon beret. The maroon beret remains an iconic symbol of...