Events

Augustus 2017

Dear visitor,

Small update this month with the honoring of a veteran encountered during the march in honor of the 17th Airborne Division: Veteran Wayne DeHaven. Parachutist at Company F of the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

JULY 2017

Dear visitor,
A little update this month, honoring a soldier who fell for our freedom: Private Robert "Mike" Regan who was part of the 513rd Parachute Infantry Regiment.
He was killed in combat during Operation Varsity on March 24, 1945. His story can be found in the Hall of Honor section.
 

Airborne All the way!!

 

October 2015

Dear visitor,

small update for this month.

In memory of my friend Herbert H Adams. He passed away the October 4th. You read his history in the section: VETERANS.

He was part of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

July 2015

Dear visitor,

small update for this month.

In section VETERANS, you will find the story of Lynn W Aas. He was part of the 193rd and then 194th Glider Infantry Regiment/17th Airborne Division.

Lynn came back in March 2015 for the "Dead Man's Ridge Walk". The association "101st Belgian Friendly" presented his story on the panels.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

APRIL 2015

Dear visitor,

small update for this month.

In section VETERANS, you will find the story of John W Leather. He was part of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment/17th Airborne Division.

John came back in March 2014 for the "Dead Man's Ridge Walk". The association "101st Belgian Friendly" presented his story on the panels.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

September 2014

Dear visitor,

small update for this month.

You will find in Hall of Honor": 1st Lt Claude Crooks Jr.

In section VETERANS, you will find the story of Leslie Neiman. I want to thank his son Hazel Muller for taking the time to answer me. Leslie ended the war with the rank of Corporal in the 507th PIR.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

JUNE 2014

Dear visitor,

small update for this month.

You will find in Hall of Honor": 3 soldiers honored.

First, the Pvt Howard McLaughlin (513/17th) narrated by his son Kerry. Thank you very much Kerry!

Then, thanks to the hard work of myfriend Sandra Smith, you will find the tribute to Pvt Daniel Marcus and Pvt Leo Grass any two of the 507th PIR.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

APRIL 2014

Dear visitor,
In section MEDAL OF HONOR, a new recipient, honored by President Obama in March 2014: Pvt Joe Gandara.

In section VETERANS, you will find the story of Paul F Smith. I want to thank his daughter Sandra Smith for taking the time to answer me. Paul ended the war with the rank of Lt.Colonel in the 507th PIR.
In section HALL of HONOR: you will find a tribute to Sgt Charles Peckham, who was part of the 507th PIR - 17th Airborne Division and was killed in the fighting during the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium, January 17, 1945. And the Pfc Kenneth McDowell, who was part of the 504th PIR - 82nd Airborne and KIA duringthe Battle of the Bulge.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

MARCH 2014

Dear visitor,
 

In section VETERANS, you will find the story of Lawrence Larry Michaelis. I want to thank his daughter Donna Junno for taking the time to answer me. Larry ended the war with the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 327th GIR - 101st Airborne Division.
In section HALL of HONOR: you will find a tribute to Max E Schliemann, who was part of the 507th PIR - 17th Airborne Division and was killed in the fighting during the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium, January 17, 1945.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

December 2014

Hello,
First of all, I wish you, dear visitors, a very happy New Year 2014!
To start the year, three new topics for you:


In section VETERANS, you will find the story of Norbert Studelska. I want to thank my friend Jean Luc Dumont have passed me everything he knew about his friend. Norb was Private in the 508th PIR - 82nd Airborne Division.
In section HALL of HONOR: you will find a tribute to Stanley Janik, who was part of the 507th PIR - 17th Airborne Division and was killed in the fighting along the bank of the Our ​​February 7, 1945.

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

November 2013

In this 11 November 2013, what more natural than to remember the men who fought for our freedom. This is the story of one of them: Earl K Cavanah, whose friends called him Kenny. He was member of the HQ Co 193rd GIR, then after the Battle of the Bulge, he was transferred to B Co,194th GIR. His son, Marty Cavanah did me the great honor to tell me his story. Enjoy!

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

September 2013

Hello Dear Visitors I have the great pleasure and honor to tell you the story of my veteran friend William "Bill" Ryan. Bill was an incredible military life. He followed jump training but, he was assigned to the Big Red One for the D-Day. Wounded on Bloody Omaha, Normandy, he was sent to the hospitals in England. After recovering, he was sent to the 508th PIR, 82nd Airborne with whom he will make a combat jump during the Operation Market Garden.

Enjoy!

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

Hello Dear Visitors

In 82nd Airborne Division: the history of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Veterans: I'm very happy and very proud to present you my article to my friend Earl Geoffrion. Earl was 507th's paratrroper and fight during the Overlord Operation and during the Battle of the Bulge. This is a very nice man!

 

Airborne All the way!!

 

JUNE 2013

Special 17th Airborne this month: the history of 155th Airborne Anti Aircraft and the completely roster of the division.

Airborne All the way!!

 

April 2013

VETERANS: I had the lucky and the honor to meet Melvin Lagoon and his family during the 17th Airborne Division march in Champs. Melvin returned for the first time since the end of the war in Belgium. Gregory de Cock was kind enough to send me his research on the history of Pfc Mel Lagoon.

Airborne All the way!!

 

December 2012

Hello Dear Visitors,

A little update before the end of the year:
Special: 224th Airborne Medical Company who was the medical unit attached to the 17th Airborne Division from its inception to the end of the war. About the complete roster of the unit.

Airborne All the way!!

 

JULY 2012

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr Jack Womer, was with the famous Filthy Thirteen, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne. I had the chance to meet Jack in Bastogne, June 2012 and he spent some time here. Many thank you Jack for your kindness! And many thank you his daughter Ellen!

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to Corporal Floyd Goodman (508/E) KIA in Germany. I have the honor to adopted his grave.  

Airborne All the way!!

 

10/10/2011

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr Herbert "Herb" Suerth Jr, Herb was a Private First Class with the famous Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne. I had the chance to meet Herb in Bastogne the 27 September 2011 and hz spent some time here. Many thank you Herb for your kindness!

You'll find an article on the 550th Glider Infantry Battalion of the 1st Airborne Task Force and the Operation Dragoon.

ROSTER: You will find my work : the Roster of the 681GFAB / 17th Airborne Division.

Airborne All the way!!

 

09/18/2011

Hello Dear Visitors,

A little update to the VETERANS:

You will discover the story of Jack Ariola, a veteran of 194th GIR - 17th A/B. He fought with Company B from the beginning. He took part in fierce fighting in the Ardennes and Luxembourg. Participant in Operation Varsity, he crossed Germany in the company of the 17th Airborne Division. Jack thank you very much for giving me access to your biography and many photos! Thank you for spent time! God Bless you!

Airborne All the way!!

 

07/28/2011

Many thank you to Mr REGIS LUCOTTE of Nantoux, France for his very generous donation that allows me to still live my Website! 

Airborne All the way!!

 

07/10/2011

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr Girard F Lemieux. Girard was Private First Class with the 507th PIR, 17th Airborne Division. He participated in Operations Varsity. Thank you so much to his son, Tyler, for his help.

You'll find an article on the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion of the 1st Airborne Task Force and the Operation Dragoon. The Goya's men.

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to Captain Jack R Klinger (194/B) KIA in Belgium. Thank you so much to his daughter, Carol Klinger Woolbright, who allowed me to pay tribute to his dad. 

Airborne All the way!!

 

 

03/31/2011

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr Paul A Wilson. Paul was Private First Class with the 193rd GIR, 17th Airborne Division. He fight in the Arennes and participated in Operations Varsity. Thank you so much to Bill Tom for the article.

You'll find an article on the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 1st Airborne Task Force and the Operation Dragoon.

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to Private First Class Joseph C Haney (193 / 194/K)KIA in Germany. Thank you so much to his son, Richard, who allowed me to pay tribute to his dad. 

Airborne All the way!!

 

 

02/20/2011

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr John J Schumacher. John was Private First Class with the 194th GIR, 17th Airborne Division. He fight in the Arennes and participated in Operations Varsity. I take this opportunity to again thank him for his kindness. Thank you so much John for your help!

You'll find an article on the 1st Airborne Task Force and the Operation Dragoon.

Airborne All the way!!

 

01/08/2011

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr John "Jack" Sherman. Jack was Private First Class with the 327th GIR, 101st Airborne Division. He participated in Operations Market Garden. I take this opportunity to again thank him for his kindness. God Bless you Jack!!

ROSTER: You will find my work : the Roster of the 680GFAB / 17th Airborne Division.

Airborne All the way!!

 

11/13/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr Robert G Gehrett. Robert was Private with the 502nd PIR, 101st Airborne Division. He participated in Operations Neptune and Market Garden. I take this opportunity to again thank him for his kindness; Thank you to her daughter who helped me a lot and Dominique Potier which allowed me to contact them.

You'll find an article on the 466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, of the 17th Airborne Division.

ROSTER: You will find my work : the Roster of the 139AEB / 17th Airborne Division.

Airborne All the way!!

 

10/08/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Colonel Guinn Unger. He was Private in the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment/ 17th Airborne. Many thank you to his son for his help and kindness!

You'll find an article on the 680th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, of the 17th Airborne Division.

And, finally, you find an article of the medals in BADGE & DECORATION.

Airborne All the way!!

 

09/11/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Colonel Edward S Mehosky. He was Lieutenant in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment/ 101st Airborne. Many thank you to his son for his help and kindness!

You'll find an article on the 139th Airborne Engineer Battalion, the engineer unit of the 17th Airborne Division.

ROSTER: You will find my work : the Roster of the 155th AAAB / 17th Airborne Division.

Airborne All the way!!

 

 

08/16/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr James F Starks. He was T-4 in the 155th Anti-Aircraft Battalion/ 17th Airborne. Many thank you Jim and Doris for your help and your kindness!

You'll find an article on the XVIII Airborne Corps.

Airborne All the way!!

 

08/2010

Many thank you to Robert (Bob) Johnson - 456 AbnFA 1955-56 - Woodlake CA for his donation!!

God Bless you Bob!

Airborne All the way!!

 

07/10/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

VETERANS: The history of Mr Richard "Dick" Manning. He was Lieutenant in the E Co / 513rd PIR / 17th Airborne. Many thank you Dick for giving me information about your history during the war. For your kindness and your patience.

First of all, a new unit's history: in 17th Airborne Division, the history of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment.

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to Private George H Emberlin (502/101) KIA in Belgium and to

Private First Class Harold A Baker (327/101) KIA in Belgium to.

Airborne All the way!!

 

 

06/17/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

The history of Mr Joseph "Joe" Quade. He was Pvt in the PM Co / 17th Airborne. Many thank you Joe for giving me information about your history during the war. For your kindness and your patience.

Still in VETERANS: first, the brief history of the Colonel James "Lou" W Coutts, CO 513th PIR.

First of all, a new unit's history: in 17th Airborne Division, the history of the 193rd Glider Infantry Regiment.

ROSTER: You will find our work to my very good friend Dominique and me: the Roster of the 325th GIR / 82nd Airborne Division.

Airborne All the way!!

 

 

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05/15/2010

 

VETERANS: The history of Mr Howard I Comstock. He fought within the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. I had the pleasure and the chance to meet him in June 2009 and he agreed to answer all my questions that I have sent him.Still very thank you my friend!

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to Pfc Jack Cook (F/513) KIA in Germany. This is probably the youngest American killed on the front, he was 16 years.

ROSTER: You will find our work to my very good friend Dominique and me: the Roster of the 501st PIR / 101st Airborne Division.

Airborne All the way!!

 

 

04/28/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

A special small update. In honor of Murray F Moorhatch, Sergeant in the Co D, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne.
I started to write his story. 
And then fate decided otherwise.

But I would still tell you his story.And so, to pay their last tribute.
Goodbye my friend ...
You will find his story in the VETERAN.

Airborne All the way!!

 

 

04/18/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

First of all, a new unit's history: in 17th Airborne Division, the history of the 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

For this month, the veteran that I want to honor is Joseph Viserta who was a paratrooper of C Company, 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion. I want to thank my friend Dominique for allowing me to put the veteran stage! And Doris, a friend of Joe, who collected the history. You will find his story in the VETERAN.

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to Pvt Billy Joe Taylor KIA in Normandy.

Good visit!

 

 

03/07/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

First of all the 17th Airborne' Organigramme and the history of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

VETERANS: The history of Mr William K Tom. He was "medic" in the 194th GIR / 17th Airborne. Many thank you Bill for giving me information about your history during the war. For your kindness and your patience.

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to 2 mens: The Private Walter L Choquette KIA in Graignes, Normandy and Private First Class Lawrence L Butler KIA in Normandy also.

Good visit!

 

 

02/02/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

First of all the new division's History... the 17th Airborne Division "Golden Talon".

VETERANS: The history of Mr Joseph Cicchinelli. He fought within the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion. Within this unit, he participated in Operation Dragoon. Thank you to Joe for his kindness during our meeting in Mons, Belgium. And Many thank you to Dominique Potier and Patrick Brion which allowed me to meet him.

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to 3 mens: The Sergeant Harry LaChance KIA in Normandy, Major Joh T Davis KIA in Belgium and Pfc Felix S Bigham KIA in Normandy also.

Good visit!

 

 

01/04/2010

Hello Dear Visitors,

Well for the New Year, a new unit: the history of a unit of 82nd Airborne: 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

VETERANS: The history of Mr Gerald L Counts. He fought within the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Within this unit, he participated in Operation Neptune, Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you so much to his daughter, Carolyn, for his help!!

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to 4 mens: The Staff Sergeant Edwin « Andy » Anderson KIA in Germany, Private Kurt D Busiek KIA in Normandy, Staff Sergeant Ralph A Speer KIA in Normandy and Pfc Albert H Wayne KIA in Normandy also.

BADGE & DECORATIONS: the Parachute and Glider Badge.

ROSTER: You will find our work to my very good friend Dominique and me: the Roster of the 319th GFAB / 82nd Airborne Division.

Good visit!

 

 

 

 

12/05/2009

Hi Dear visitors,

First of all, the history of a unit of 82nd Airborne: 82nd MP Platoon.

VETERANS: The history of Mr James Mortensen. He fought within the 460th Parachute Field Artilery Battalion. Within this unit, he participated in Operation Dragoon and the Battle of the Bulge. Jim agreed to answer my many questions and espeially gave me access to his memory. Thank you so much Jim for your help!

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to 4 mens: the first, the Private First Class James Brant Sheen who was part of the 501st PIR and was killing in the crash of his C-47 during the D-Day. Many Thank's to Roger Cook, his nephew for his help! Then Staff Sergeant William "Billy" N Belden KIA in Normandy, Sergeant Oval Gray Amyx KIA in Normandy and Pvt Alfred R Koser KIA inNormandy also.

ROSTER: You will find our work to my very good friend Dominique and me: the Roster of the 193rd GIR and 194th GIR / 17th Airborne Division.

 

Note: The Roster of the 193rd does "only" 685 names. But, this names are all men either killed or wounded in actio during the campaigns of Ardennes (espacielly during the Battle of "Dead Man's Ridge") and Rhineland. After that, the 193rd GIR was dissolved and the men transferred to the 194th GIR.

 

And also, thanks to Mr Ray Farry, veterans of the 80th Anti-Aircraft Airborne Battalion, a very "up" to the roster of his unit. Thank you very much Mr Farry.

Good visit!

 

 

11/08/2009

 

Hi Dear visitors,

First of all, the history of a unit of 82nd Airborne: 407th Quater Master Company and the 376th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion.

VETERANS: The history of Mr Delbert Townsend. He fought within the 194th Glier Infantry Regiment - 17th Airborne Division. He was 2nd Lieutenant. After the war he made a military career. It ends with the rank of Colonel.Thank you so much, Sir, for your help and for your good memories! God Bless you!

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to 3 mens: the Private First Class Gail Borden Mote, Corporal Benjamin I Kinney Jr and Private First Class John R Bergendhal. BADGE & DECORATIONS: the Background.

ROSTER: You will find the work of my very good friend Dominique: the Roster of the 80th Anti-Aircraft Airborne Battalion.

Good visit!

 

 

10/06/2009

 

 

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the last update on my website in English version:

First of all, the history of a unit of 82nd Airborne: 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion.

VETERANS: The history of Mr Donald Burgett. He fought within the 506th Paracute Infantry Regiment / 101st Airborne Division. Still very thank you, dear Don, to shave your war experiences. God Bless you!

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to 4 mens: S/Sgt Lawrence H Brown (507th PIR-82nd A/B) KIA in Normandy during the invasion. T/4 Joseph E Mero (501st PIR-101st A/B)KIA in Holland during the Operation Market Garden. Thanks to Margaret Mero his Sister. Thank you very much Margaret for your kindness.

Pfc Joseph Sheridan (507th PIR-17th A/B)killing in Belgium during the "Battle of the Bulge. And finally, S/Sgt Ramon Vigil (507th PIR-17th A/B)killing in Belgium during the "Battle of the Bulge and where is the honor to have adopted his grave.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of Leonard A Funk (508th PIR-82nd A/B)

 

 

09/12/2009

 

 

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the last update on my website in English version:

First of all, the history of a unit of 82nd Airborne: 82nd Signal Company.

VETERANS: The history of Mr Curtiss Gadd. He fought within the 513th Paracute Infantry Regiment / 17th Airborne Division. Still very thank you, dear Curt, to shave your war experiences. Thanks also for the photos and for your kindness! God Bless you!

HALL OF HONORS: A special tribute to 4 mens: Pvt David "Dave" V Berardi (505th PIR-82nd A/B) KIA in Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you so much to Michel Bara for his help!

Lt.Col. James LaPrade (506th PIR-101st A/B)KIA in Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. Thanks to James Laprade III his GrandChildren. Staff/Sergeant Howard M Kriebel (507th PIR-82nd A/B)killing in Normandy.

And finally, Robert T Koelle (504th PIR-82nd A/B) who lost his life September 20, 1944 and which soon is the anniversary of his death. Have a thought for him. Thank you to her niece, Peggy Shelly for the assistance it has given me! Thank you vrey much Peggy for your kindness.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of Clinton M Hedrick(194th GIR/17th A/B)

ROSTER: You will find the my long work: the Roster of the 513th Parachutes Infantry Regiment.

 

08/05/2009

 

 

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

First of all, the history a unit of the 82nd Airborne: the 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion

VETERANS: The history of Mr Jake Dalton. He fought within the 513th Paracute Infantry Regiment / 17th Airborne Division. Still very very thank you, Jake, to have dedicated me of your time, for the photos and for your kindness! God Bless you!

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 3 mens: Capt. Gerard A Ruddy (508th PIR-82nd A/B) killing in Normandy. Thank you so much to his cousin, Dick O'Donnell for his help!

Private First Class Theodore H Bachenheimer (504th PIR-82nd A/B)killing in Holland. Private Jesus Casas (507th PIR-82nd A/B)killing in Normandy.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of Manuel Perez Jr.(511th PIR/11th A/B)

Good visit!

 

 

07/05/2009

 

 

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

First of all, the history a unit of the 82nd Airborne: the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment

VETERANS: The history of Mr John D Kaminski. He fought within the battery B of the 680th Glider Field Artillery Battalion. Still very very thank you, John, to have dedicated me of your time, for the photos and for your kindness!

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 3 mens: Private First Class Thomas B Byrd (505th PIR-82nd A/B) killing in Normandy. Staff Sergeant Edward A Cannon (507th PIR-17th A/B)killing in Belgium. Private Charles G Stout (507th PIR-82nd A/B)killing in Normandy.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of Lloyd G McCarter (503rd PIR)

Good visit!

 

 

06/02/2009

 

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Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

First of all, the history a unit of the 82nd Airborne: the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment

VETERANS: The history of Mr Eugene "Gene" Gilbreath, Private First Class within the HQ Co, 2nd Bat. of 506th PIR, 101st A/B. Still very very thank you, Gene, to have dedicated me of your time and for the photos and for your kindness!

A other veterans, James T Wynn (508th PIR).

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 4 mens: 1st Lt. George Lavenson (506th PIR-101st A/B) killing in Normandy. Private Reinhold “Ron” W Bonnell (507th PIR-82nd A/B)a very good friend of Howard Huebner, killing in Normandy. Pvt Houston H Long (507th PIR-82nd A/B)killing in Normandy.

Private First Class Glenn Ball (507th PIR-82nd A/B)killing in Normandy.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of Joe E Mann (502nd PIR)

ROSTER: You will find the work of my very good friend Dominique: the Roster of the 506th Parachutes Infantry Regiment.

Good visit!

 

05/05/2009

 

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Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

First of all, the history of two units of the 82nd Airborne: the 80th Airbone Anti Aircraft Battalion and the 82nd Parachute Maintenance Company

VETERANS: The history of Mr Louis "Lou" J Zoghby, Private First Class within the F Co of 194t GI, 17th A/B. Still very very thank you, Lou, to have dedicated me of your time and for your kindness!

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 3 mens, the first, the 1st Lieutenant John W Leary (513th PIR, 17th A/B). Thank you very much to John Jr for the father's history. If you know has region. John looks for photos of the place where his dad was killed. Send me an e-mail: x_va@hotmail.com 

Then, the Staff Sergeant Harold K Ahlquist and the Private First Class Billy J Barnes of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of two men who were decorated with it: George J Peters (507th PIR) and John R Towle (504th PIR)

 

Good visit!

 

04/05/2009

 

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

First of all, the history of 319th Glider Field Artilery Battalion.

VETERANS: The history of Mr Richards Field, Private First Class within the B Co of 551st PIB. Still very very thank you, Dick, to have dedicated me of your time and for your kindness!

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 3 mens, Private First Class Stanley H Tucker HQ Co / 513th PIR / 17th A/B, Private Carl H Riemenschneider of the 501st PIR, 101st A/B and the Private John Larkin Ponder of the F Co / 507th PIR / 82nd A/B.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of two men who were decorated with it: Melvin E Biddle (517th PIR) and Stuart S Stryker (513th PIR/ 17th A/B)

ROSTER: I realized with the precious help of my friend Dominique Potier the Roster of the 507th Parachutes Infantry Regiment. You will notice that I changed the system to relieve the reading of Rosters. They are now files PDF. Less heavy than a web page.

Good visit!

03/03/2009

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

First of all, the history of 82nd Airborne (very thank you to Nathalie for the traduction).

VETERANS: The history of Mr Edwards Shames, Lieutenant within the E Co of 506th PIR / 101st A/B. Still very thank you, Ed, to have dedicated me of your time and for your kindness in Bastogne!

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 3 mens, Lieutenant Meehan III CO of the E Co / 506th PIR / 101st A/B, Sergeant Robert W Ahlgrim of the 507th PIR, 82nd A/B and the Pvt Alfred B Coffin of the F Co / 507th PIR / 82nd A/B.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of two men who were decorated with it: Elmer E Fryar (511th PIR/11th A/B) and Ray E Eubanks (503rd PIR)

Good visit!

02/13/2009

It was said that if a person’s name is forgotten after he is dead, it was as though he had never existed -- unless there is a notation somewhere recorded that he had actually lived.

 

Dear visitors,

Anybody in your family was a airborne troops? Maybe a relative, your father, your brother? Or simply, you know somebody? His history interests me very much! Could you get in touch with me so that I can put him in the honor on my site?
Maybe are you of the family of an airborne troopers which was killed in action during the WWII? His history interests me!

Finally, you are veterans, then, I would be very honored to be able to write something on you and put you so in the honor on my site!
 

Please, write me in: x_va@hotmail.com

 

I don't want to write a book or earn money with your story, but only to tell your story to all generations. 

02/01/2009

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

The last unit of the 101st Airborne: the 907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion.

VETERANS: The history of Mr Don Banta, within the HQ Co of 513th PIR / 17nd A/B. Still very thank you, Don, to have dedicated me of your time and for your kindness!

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 2 mens, Lieutenant Colonel Howard R Johnson CO of the 501st PIR / 101st A/B and 1st Lieutenant George Lavenson of the 506th PIR, 101st A/B.

MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of two men who were decorated with it: Robert G Cole (502nd PIR/101st A/B) and Isadore S Jachman (513th PIR/17th A/B)

ROSTER: I present you the work of a very good friend, Dominique Potier (And a little my work also ;) ), Roster of the 505th Parachutes Infantry Regiment.

Good visit!

01/02/2009

 

Hi Dear visitors,

First of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009!!!

 

This year begins so sadly for me, my friend Allen W Myers died on December 28th. In spite of I have never met him, was often exchanged to us e-mails. He had made a heart attack a while before! He undergoes an intervention surgical, successfully! And nevertheless... Nevertheless... His heart released him again... His wife sent me an e-mail to announce it to me and to thank me for my friendship with Allen, friendship which apparently and in spite of the distance, he loved! = > http://www.usairborne.be/Biographie/bio_us_myers.htm

 

 

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

101st Airborne: the 463st Parachute Field Artillery Battalion.

VETERANS: The history of Mr John Bolderson, within the A Co of 1st Battalion, 505th PIR / 82nd A/B. I had the luck to be able to exchange many e-mail with his son, John Bolderson Jr. Still very thank you, Father John, to have dedicated me of your time!

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 3 mens, Private First Class John P Lesko of the 502nd PIR / 101st A/B, Private William E McCrory of the 506th PIR / 101st A/B and Private Glendon L Spriggs of the 505th PIR, 82nd A/B.

Two news sections. The first one: MEDAL OF HONOR with the story of two men who were decorated with it: Charles N Deglopper (325th GIR/82nd A/B) and Paul B Huff (509th PIR).. The second: ROSTER. I present you the work of a very good friend, Patrick Brion, Roster of the 551st Parachutes Infantry Battalion.

Good visit!

12/01/08

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

101st Airborne: the 401st Glider Infantry Regiment.

VETERANS: The history of Mr Bud Olson, Staff Sergeant within the QG of 3rd Battalion, 325th GIB / 101st A/B. Still very thank you for the time!!

Other history: James McNiece, 1st Sergeant within the 506th PIR / 101A/B.

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 3 mens, Private Chin K Tom of the 513rd PIR / 17th A/B, Private First Class Curtis B Lain Jr. of the 462nd PFAB / 513th RCT and 2nd Lt Thomas F Zinn of the 401st GIR, 101st A/B.

Good visit!

11/01/08

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

101st Airborne: the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment.

VETERANS: The history of my friend Douglas C Dillard Sergeant within the A Co, 551st PIB. God Bless you my friend! Still very thank you for the time!!

Other history: George Theis, with a glider pilot who was involved in the Varsity operation.

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to 4 mens, Private Charles A Ady Jr. of the 376th PFAB / 82 A/B, 1st Lieutenant Albert J Ellison of the 511th PIR/ 11A/B, Pfc Robert M Ware of the HQ Co, 320th GFAB, 82nd A/B and Sergeant Warren W Becker of the I Co, 508th PIR, 82nd A/B.

Good visit!

10/01/08

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

PATHFINDERS: the history of Pathfinders.

101st Airborne: the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

VETERANS: The history of my good friend James R Lemaire Private First Class within the 505th PIR/82nd A/B. God Bless you my friend! Ton français est parfait! ;)

You will also find the biography of General William Miley commanding the 17th Airborne.

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to two men, Sergeant Thomas E Jackson of the 506th PIR / 101 A/B and Private First Class Frederick Kozlowski of the 513th PIR/ 17A/B.

09/01/08

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

101st Airborne: the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 326th Airborne Medical Company.

VETERANS: The history of my good friend Darrell Glass Staff Sergeant within the 508th PIR/82nd A/B. God Bless you my friend!

08/01/08

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

101st Airborne: the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, the 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion and the 426th Airborne Quatermaster Company.

VETERANS: The history of my "GrandFather" of my heart Howard Huebner Corporal within the 507th PIR/82nd A/B then 17th A/B and Staff Sergeant with the 505th PIR/82nd PIR. God Bless you Grand Father!

07/02/08

Hi Dear visitors,

Here are the update topics in my English version website :

101st Airborne: the 321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion and the 81st Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion.  

HALL OF HONORS: A tribute to two men, Private First Class Leo R. Rudy of the 505th PIR / 82 A/B and Doc' Alexander P."Pete" Suer also of the 505th PIR/82A/B.

VETERANS: The history of my friend Allen W Myers Private within the 193th GIR/17th A/B. Thank you again Allen for the time you gave me!

06/06/08

 

After working for months and thanks to the extreme kindness of Hélène, Célia, François, Pascal, Virginie and Patrick, my English version website is now opening its doors!
At the beginning, I did not think I would translate it but I’ve realized by discussing by e-mail with the veterans, or the veterans' families that they would appreciate to be able to read and understand the topic I dedicate them.
Here we are, the mistake is repaired! Here are the first chapters :

ORGANIZATION: this achieved part is all about the origin of the airborne troops, the platoon test, the organization, the ranks and the jumps of fight.
101st Airborne: the study of the division in general.
PATHFINDERS: the origin and the utility of Pathfinders.
VETERANS: the story of the men who made the history of the airborne troops. Their life before, during and after the Second War World. Many thanks to them to have allowed me to create those topics!
HALL OF HONORS: the history of the men fallen for our freedom. Their families told a lot about them. Thanks to them.

Let’s discover them.
Enjoy your visit.