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The WWII Paratrooper Project


The WWII Paratrooper Project

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Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division land on their drop zone in Holland during Operation Market-Garden on September 17, 1944.

US paratroopers (who could be with the 101st if you go on the one guy’s helmet marker) with a German Shepard puppy, sometime before Market-Garden

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  • Michiel v
    Michiel v

    Definitely 101st. Heart shape marking indicates 502PIR.

Operation Market Garden 17 September 1944

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A US Army paratrooper helping out a local family with their belongings

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101st Airborne taking a rest near the medic tents

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The city of Bastogne under siege of the Luftwaffe during the Battle of the Bulge

Paratroopers prepping for Market-Garden

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Paratroopers of the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, enroute to Sicily on July 8, 1943.

US Army - Quiet before the Storm

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A trooper in the 505th PIR (of the 82nd Airborne) riding the horse he found down Cape Wool Street in Sainte-Mère-Église.

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Ed Tipper (in the foreground) with an unknown soldier

l-r: Forrest Guth, Floyd Talbert, John Eubanks, unknown, Francis Mellet on D Day

Commander of the 101st Airborne Division talks to the paratroopers on the eve of Operation Overlord, AKA D-Day.

Burr Smith and Skip Muck at Fort Bragg 1943

  • Mark Gibbons
    Mark Gibbons

    There were many excellent gay paratroopers that fought through the war only to be arrested and discharged. There careers ruined by ignorance and prejudice. My father was stunned by the insanity of taking perfectly trained soldiers, many times some of their best to dishonerable discharges when the need for outstanding soldiers was at its highest.

Dick Winters (facing the camera in the back) teaching his soldiers to pack their parachutes. Skip Muck is the man on the right looking at the camera.

Forrest Guth and Floyd Talbert with locals on D-day morning

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Easy Company, 3rd Platoon, near Carentan.

101st Paratroopers at Bastogne.

Screaming Eagles, apparently Bill Guarnere is the 2nd man from the right

American paratroopers meet children in Carentan, France on June 15, 1944

The 101st Airborne in Eindhoven

War makes monsters of men.

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U.S. 82nd Airborne

American paratrooper, 1945 by Robert Capa.

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WWII First-Aid Dressing, field brown $14.99

WWII Carlisle Bandage, in O.D. tin $14.99