(above insignia)17th Airborne Division
After D-Day the 507th PIR was permanently assigned as a unit of this Division.
17th Airborne WW II
of Honor Recipients
Pfc Melvin E Biddle
T/Sgt Clinton M Hedrick
S/Sgt Isadore S Jachman
Pvt George J Peters
Pfc Stuart S Stryker
R E L A T E D
A R T I C L E S
the Douve Line (CMH)
The Drop Zone: Fractured - Normandy Remembered
D-Day: The Paratroopers Experience
The Decision to Launch Operation Market Garden
The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge
The 17th Airborne during World War II
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Pfc William Huffman
17th Abn Div
Pvt Harold Park
17th Abn Div
Pvt Myron G Washburn
17th Abn Div
Members of the 466th PFAB prepare for Operation Varsity.
Brig Gen Floyd Parks (right), Chief of Staff for the 1st Allied Airborne
Army, talks with
Maj Gen William Miley, CO 17th Airborne Division,
before take-off for Operation Varsity.
- 194th GIR - Paris 45
- Photo of troopers from the 194th GIR in Paris 1945 in front of the Arche de Triumphe. (Photo
Susan Bonfanti daughter of Pfc Louis Ihlendorf)
- A photo of Pvt Ebb "Dick" Gibbs and other troopers of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment Hq Company loading a mortar.
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De Trez, Michel
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Gavin, James M.
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Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co
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On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
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