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Maj Gen Omar N. Bradley

Gen Matthew B Ridgway

Gen James M Gavin

Lt Gen Lewis H Brereton

Gen Mark W Clark

Gen George S Patton

82nd Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

  Pfc Charles N. DeGlopper

Pvt John R.Towle

1st Sgt Leonard Funk


USAAF Airborne Troop Carriers in World War II

Camp Claiborne, Louisiana
36th Infantry Division

D-Day: Etat de Lieux

ETO Cross Channel Attack (Hyperwar)


The 82nd Airborne (CMH) Center for Military History

Sicily (CMH)

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The Drop Zone: Fractured - Normandy Remembered

Securing the Douve Line (CMH)

D-Day: The Paratroopers Experience

Personal Rembrance of Crossing the Waal Canal

The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge

The 82nd Airborne during World War II

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Individual Trooper pictures are organized by Units in the column on the (far left) .

If anyone wishes to have their picture or a relatives picture posted please respond under the Comments listing on the above navigation bar to the right. It would be my honor to assist you.

Click on the Unit designation below to view the corresponding picture.

Sgt Benny L Bays

Sgt Benny L Bays
82nd Abn Div

Pfc Charles W Berryhill

Pfc Charles W Berryhill
82nd Abn Div

1/Lt Harold P Clark

1/Lt Harold P Clark
82nd Abn Div

Pfc Charles E Coffman

Pfc Charles E Coffman
504th PIR
Company I

Pfc Robert Burton Coker

Pfc Robert B Coker
82nd Abn Div

Sgt Russell C Knott

Sgt Russell C Knott
504th PIR
HQ 1

Pvt Joseph J Oliver - Regiment or Battalion Unknown

Pvt Joseph J Oliver
82nd Abn Div

Pvt Douglas R Reich - Regiment or Battalion Unknown

Pvt Douglas R Reich
504th PIR
Company H

Pfc Edward L Reiss

Pfc Edward L Reiss
504th PIR
HQ 1

Pfc Walter Summers

Pfc Walter Summers
82nd Abn Div

Major Walter B Coughran

Maj Walter B Coughran
82nd Abn Div

Sgt Michael E Flanagan 13092325 2677 Regiment OSS (Source: Lisbeth Brommer)

Sgt Michael E Flanagan
82nd Abn Div
2677 Regiment - OSS


  • 80 - These photos are of the men of D Battery, 80th AA during WW II.
    (Photos courtesy of Frank Oder and Robert Burns)
  • 307th AEB - Photos of members of B Company 307th AEB on parade in Burbage, England circa May,1944.   (Photo courtesy of Brian Siddall)
  • 504 - This photo is a HQ Co 1st Battalion 504th PIR party in Leicester, England in August, 1944. (Photo courtesy of Steve Lekson)
  • 504 - This photo depicts three troopers from F Co. 2nd Battalion 504th PIR. (Photo courtesy of Bob Swanson)
  • 504 - This photo depicts four troopers from H Co. 3rd Battalion 504th PIR. (Photo courtesy of James Mc Namara)
  • 504 - This photo depicts troopers from C Co. 1st Battalion 504th PIR marching through Nijmegen September 1944. (Photo courtesy of Benny Overhand)
  • 504 - This photo depicts troopers from the 504th PIR Co H somewhere in England 1944. (Photo courtesy of Benny Overhand)
  • 504 - This photo depicts a Platoon from Co.H of the 504th PIR assemble beside a C-47 before Operation Market Garden. (Photo courtesy of Phil Rosenkrantz and Mr.& Mrs. T.Finkbeiner)
  • 504 - This photo depicts troopers from HQ Co. 1st Battalion 504th PIR. (Photo courtesy of James Mc Namara)
  • 504 - View members of the 3rd Battalion of the 504th PIR near Ste Pierre Eglise, France. (Photo courtesy of Deborah Dunn)
  • 504 - This photo depicts 3 troopers from HQ Co. 1st Battalion 504th PIR. (Photo courtesy of James Mc Namara)
  • 504 - Various photos of Corporal Thomas Garcia and other troopers of H Company 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. (Photo courtesy of April Jordan)
  • 505 - Photo of E Company, 505th PIR troopers preparing for the D-Day invasion.
    (Photo courtesy of Anthony Amorose)
  • 505 - Photo of Company H 3rd Platoon, 505th PIR on the Company street in Quorn, England circa February 1944.   (Photo courtesy of Les Cruise)
  • 505 - Photo of Colonel James M Gavin, 505th PIR Commanding Officer giving last minute instructions prior to the invasion of Sicily. (Photo courtesy of Les Cruise)
  • 508 - Photos of members of the 508th PIR in Frankfurt, Germany circa July, 1945.
    (Photo courtesy of Janet Smylie Hart)
  • 508 - Photos of Private C.H.Ellis of the 508th PIR Hq 2nd Battalion.   (Photo courtesy of Caroline Hines)
  • 320 - View a picture of Captain Hubert C Stewart the Battalion Surgeon of the 320th Glider Field Artillery Battalion plus an entry in his diary during the Italian Campaign. (Photo courtesy of Robert Stewart)
  • 325 - This photo depicts 3 Officers from F Co. 325th GIR. (Photo is part of the 325th GIR F Company Reenactor Website. e-mail: David Bronson)
  • 376 - Various photos of Tech 4 Darrell J Collette and other troopers of the 376 Parachute Field Artillery Battalion. (Photo courtesy of Dianna Jeanne Collette Davis)
  • 376 - Additional photos of Tech 4 Darrell J Collette and other troopers of the 376 Parachute Field Artillery Battalion. (Photo courtesy of Dianna Jeanne Collette Davis)


  • 504 - This recent newspaper article honors Colonel Delbert Kuehl who was one of the Chaplains of the 504th PIR during WW II. During Operation Market Garden then Captain Kuehl made the famous Waal River Crossing with the men of the 3rd Battalion under the command of Major Julian Cook. (Article courtesy of Birdie Westerdahl)


Air Front Poster

(lower left) U.S.Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division get ready for the drop into Sicily.

(Poster Source: The Government Publications Department at Northwestern University Library)


  • 504 - View a newspaper article about the Biello Family during World War II. (Article printed in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, March 10, 1945)


  • 504 - View page 9 of the S-2 Unit Journal for the 2nd Battalion of the 504th PIR on 26 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Pitt)

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Annussek, Greg Hitler's Raid to Save Mussolini: The Most Infamous Commando Operation of World War II. Sept 1, 2005, Da Capo Press, 353 pp. ISBN: 0306813963
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Bradley, James Flags of Our Fathers Bantam (May 2,2000), 384 p. ISBN: 0553111337
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Drop Zone Sicily: Allied Airborne Strike,July 1943. Novato, CA: Presidio, c1983. 212 p. ISBN: 089 141 1968
Breuer, William B  They Jumped at Midnight Jove Publishing, (P) c1990 ISBN: 0515104256
Burriss, T Moffatt  Strike and Hold: A Memoir of the 82nd Airborne in WW II Brasseys, Inc, 256 pp August,2000 ISBN: 1574882589
D'Este, Carlonbsp; Decision in Normandy William S Konnecky Assc(P), 560 p. ISBN: 1568522606
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  American Paratrooper Helmets: Mediterranean & European Theater of Operations  June, 2010, Histoire & Collections, 272 p. ISBN: 2352501415
De Trez, Michel  American Warriors: Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers Prior to Normandy  July, 1998, D-Day Pub, 212 p. ISBN: 2960017609
De Trez, Michel  The Way We Were: "Doc" Daniel B. McIlvoy: Regimental Surgeon, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  August 20, 2004, D-Day Pub, 167 p. ISBN: 2960017668
De Trez, Michel  Colonel Bob Piper: G Company 505 PIR (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  March, 2003, D-Day Pub, 48 p. ISBN: 2960017641
De Trez, Michel  Orange is the Color of the Day: Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Holland April, 2004, D-Day Pub, 506 p. ISBN: 2960017633
Falerios, Kenton J.  Give Me Something I Can't Do: The History of the 82nd Military Police Company, WW 1 to Iraq Nov 2007, Authorhouse, 192 p ISBN: 1434337197
Francois, Dominique 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment: A Forgotten Regiment Heimdal (Aug 2002), 120 p. ISBN: 2840481642
Francois, Dominique 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment: Red Devils Heimdal (Aug 2003), 120 p. ISBN: 2840481723
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Hastings, Max Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy Simon and Shuster(JUV), 396 p. ISBN: 0671554352
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Megallas , James All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe 336p., Presidio Press, March, 2003. ISBN: 0891417842
Messina , Phillip Anzio: Song of Destiny A.G.Halldin Publishing Company, 1992. ISBN: 0 935 64838 0
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Nordyke , Phil All American All the Way: Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II Zenith Press, April 2005. 880 pgs ISBN: 0760322015
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Beyond Valor  Free Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN: 0684873842
Ospital, John  We Wore Jump Boots and Baggy Pants Willow House, 1977. 118 p. ISBN: 0912450150
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Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
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van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
van Lunteren, Frank Spearhead of the Fifth Army: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy from the Winter Line To Anzio Casemate, Sept 16,2016. 320 p. ISBN: 161200427X
The Center of Military History  The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302
Verier, Mike  82nd Airborne Division in Colour Photographs  (Europa Militaria, No 9) ISBN: 187 200 4857
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
Wurst, Spencer & Gayle Descending From the Clouds: A Memoir of Combat in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment: 82nd Airborne Division Casemate (Oct 2004), 256 p. ISBN: 1932033319

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