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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...
Musée virtuel · 15 février 2020
Suite à l'exposition Opération Dragoon Museum aux Arcs sur Argens lors du 75 em anniversaire, Sylvette, une dame originaire du village à retrouvé dans ses armoires cette magnifique petite robe de nuit brodée faite en parachute nylon blanc par sa grand mère Lombard alors qu'elle était enfant. Remerciements à la famille. After our Museum exibition in Les Arcs, for the 75th anniversary, mrs Sylvette, found in his home a little dress made with 517th parachute made by her gramma Mrs Lombard...

In Memoriam · 29 janvier 2020
Arthur SHERMAN was part of the 517th parachute infantry regiment , attached to the "F" comapny. he have been killed in action during an attack of the Hill 1098 in the maritimes Alps, along the Italian Border just about a month after he touched the soil of France on the 15th of august 1944. On the 18th of september, at about a hundred meters of the top of the hill elevation 1098, "F" company launched a attack to a german observation post , on the on, the germans O.P have time to call the pillbox...

In Memoriam · 29 janvier 2020
Private, U.S. Army Service # 35218224 517th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team Entered the Service from: Ohio Died: 12-Sep-44 Buried at: Plot D Row 1 Grave 16 Rhone American Cemetery Draguignan, France Awards: Purple Heart James PACEY have been killed in action during the fights of the Hill 1098, the 12 of September 1944. His friend Ray HESS remember that James have been killed by a bullet while occupying an outpost the germans attacked on hill 1098.

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 · 08 janvier 2020
Shortly after landing, he died in terrible circumstances at the three-well electricity pylon, on the heights North of Les Arcs, near the hamlet of Nouradons. Danny was in one of the 1st battalion stick landed out of his drop zone, scatered north West. After daylight, the small group was on the way south, dawn to Les Arcs, following the electric line North south. In order of the high ranker officer in charge of the group, thinking that this line was a telephone one, Daniel Fisher climbed the...

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...

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