ęCopyright CJ Magro, Paratroopers of the 50's
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" SIX DECADES OF PARATROOPERS ... THE CERTIFICATES LOOK DIFFERENT... BUT WE ARE ALL BROTHERS UNDER THE SILK ! "

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these Certificates take awhile to load but the only way you can see and appreciate their difference is for them to all be loaded on the same page.
While you are waiting you can read the requirements to get your Parachutist, Senior and Master wings.
There are three type wings Parachutist, Senior Parachutist, and Master Parachutist.
A Bronze star can be worn on the wings for each combat jump in which the Paratroop has participated . (Editors note: That bronze star made them the Ultimate Paratroop to the rest of us !!)

The Parachutist Badge or "Wings"
The Parachutist Badge or "Wings" is one of the most sought after insignia in the military forces but only a small percentages of those who have served have spent the time ,dedication and  "SWEAT" to obtain them. For the requirements to win them are the most strictest and most rigorous in the Army !! You must complete an intensive and physical taxing course at an authorize training school .
You could also earn a Parachutist badge , by making a combat jump into enemy held territory as part of an Airborne assault landing.

Senior Wings
To earn the Senior Parachute Badge , a trooper must make at least 30 jumps , at least 5 of which must be made with combat equipment, including a weapon, ammunition, food and water. At least 2 0f his jumps must be at night, one of which must be as a jumpmaster. In addition, he must be graduated from a Jumpmaster School, or have been a jumpmaster in combat, or have preformed at least half of his total jumps as a jumpmaster.

MASTER PARACHUTIST BADGE
The Master Parachutist Badge is the most difficult to earn. To receive it; he must have made 65 jumps or more . Fifteen jumps must be with combat equipment, weapon, ammunition, food and water; four must be night jumps, one of which must be as a jumpmaster. In addition, he must be graduated from a Jumpmaster School, or have been a jumpmaster in combat, or have preformed at least half of his total jumps as a jumpmaster.
(Editors note: This is the most coveted Badge but the ones with COMBAT STARS ARE THE MOST RESPECTED)
A Glider Certificate Issued In the Forties by the
11st Airborne Division's Jump School in Japan
glider certificate
Furnished by Col. Cornell Pope, (1941-1971), He served in three wars, wounded twice in WWII and once in Korea. He has Over 300 Military Airborne Jumps, 1 Combat Jump (Operation Varsity, which was the largest airborne combat jump in airborne history).
Issued 12th July 1947
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A Certificate Issued In the Forties by the
101st Airborne Division's Jump School
JS Certificate 45
Furnished by Daniel Hammons for his father George F. Hammons.
Who served with the 101st and 82nd during WWII. Fought at Bastogne; he also had glider wings. He didn't receive his jump certification until he returned to the states in 1945.- Issued 5th October 1945
A Certificate Issued In the Forties Upon Completion Of Jump School, In Japan
JS certif - 47
Furnished by Rudy Lucas

A Certificate Issued In the Fifties upon Completion Of Jump School, Ft. Campbell
JS Certificate 1955
Furnished by Charles J. Magro

A Certificate Issued In the Fifties upon Completion Of Jump School, in Augsburg, Germany
JS Certificate
Furnished by James Campbell

A Certificate Issued In the Fifties upon Completion Of Jump School, with the 187th Abn. Reg. Combat Team
JS Certificate
Furnished by Rayburn T. Chase

A Certificate Issued In the Fifties upon Completion Of Jump School, Fort Benning
JS_Certficate
Furnished by Gilbert R. Jones

A Certificate Issued In the Fifties upon Completion Of Jump School, 82nd ABN, Fort Bragg -- 1955
Cert, Bush
Furnished by Forest R. Bush

A Certificate Issued In the Fifties upon Completion Of Jump School, 82nd ABN, Fort Bragg -- 1956 -- Note the Difference in Script.
JS_82_56
Furnished by James E. Roy

A Certificate Issued In the Sixties upon Completion Of Jump School, 82nd ABN, Fort Bragg
JS_Certficate
Furnished by Daniel G. Guy

A Certificate Issued In the Sixties upon Completion Of Jump School, with the 101 st at Fort Campbell
JS_Certficate
Furnished by Timothy R. Stout

A Certificate Issued In the Sixties Upon Completion Of Jump School, Ft. Benning
Furnished by Robert R. Marshall

A Certificate Issued In the Sixties Upon Completion Of Jump School, 8th Infantry Div. , Germany
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Furnished by Melvin G. Jones

A Certificate Issued In the Seventies Upon Completion Of Jump School
JS Certificate
Furnished by M.J. Macchiarelli

A Certificate Issued In the Eighties Upon Completion Of Jump School
JS Certificate
Furnished by Mark Williams

A Certificate Issued In the Nineties Upon Completion Of Jump School
JS Certificate
Furnished by Michael L. Sparks

A Certificate Issued In 2000 Upon Completion Of Jump School
JS Certificate
Furnished by Mikelis E. Teteris

A Certificate Issued In the Fifties
On Completion Of Jumpmaster School
JM Certificate
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The "Aerial Delivery" certificate was identical to the above except it had
"Aerial Delivery" where the above has "Jumpmaster"

A Certificate Issued In the Fifties
On Completion Of Rigger School
Rigger cert
Furnished by Juan K Lovin


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