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Image 50'sPARATROOPERS OF THE 50'S
SALUTES THE  PARATROOPERS 
THAT STARTED THE AIRBORNE TRADITION
THE PARATROOPERS OF THE 40'S.

Para 40'sArtist's view ** Enemy's viewPara 40's real

Paraof the 50'sC119 Jumping
PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO
Paraof the 40'sC-47 Jumping

WWII Patches

British WWII Wings
We can't forget or omit the British Paras Outstanding Accomplishments
Plus they Jumped without a "BLOODY" reserve!!
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The following list of combat jumps are not intended to be all inclusive of all the combat jumps made during the 40's I only showed jumps that I had pictures of !!
A much more complete listing of combat jumps can be found at :
http://www.dropzonepress.com/usjumps.htm

THE 509 TH PRCHT BN MADE THE FIRST AMERICA COMBAT JUMP
NOV. 8 , 1942 AT ORAN, NORTH AFRICA


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we have divide the WWII Pictures into two categories:
The European Campaign and The Pacific Campaign
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The European Campaign

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The first night combat jump 
operation was made by the 82nd
on July 9-10, 1943,  at Gela, Sicily.
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Paratroopers advance cautiously through Sicilian Countryside
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82nd Medic treat wounded Paratrooper
I was a Medic (never in combat) but our ex combat medics told us it was not good to wear your medic cross to visibly -- would like your comments
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General Mark Clark congratulates the 82nd on its victory at Salerno
On Sept. 15, 1943 82nd. made Amphibious landing
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Paratroopers ride in captured
German Jeep
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Men of the 505th Parachute Reg. moves into Naples Italy
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505 th Prcht Inf. on Oct.  1943
have ground action at Villa Litorno
with assistance of British X Corps
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Paratroopers move through St. Marie on way to make contact with the enemy at Normandy
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504th PIR WWII Patch
Anizo Jan 1 to Apr. 1 , 1944
sent with 509th to hold Beachhead
They Did!!
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Men of the 504th  fights their way across
Mussolini Canal
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Paratroopers Checking Equipment
before Jumping into Holland
On Sept. 18, 1944 -the 82nd and 101st Jumped  into Holland. The British were also involved in the Jump
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Ike wishing the 101st good luck on the 
Normandy Jump
The 101st and 82nd on June 5-6 1944"D Day" 
Jumped at Normandy
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American Paratroopers get Instructions, while on flight to Southern France
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1st Abn. Task Force (18th Corps) on Aug. 16, 1944 Spearheaded an Invasion into Southern France.
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101st Trooper guards Germans as they bury their dead
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101st Airborne at Bastogne 20 -26 Dec, 1944

Dutch Girl

Dutch girl and her father wave to members of the 101st who landed
behind German lines.
Sept. 18, 1944 - 82nd , 101st and British Paras Jump into Holland and capture bridges and airfields.
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Thousand of Paratroopers drift earthward during the invasion of Holland,  while fighter planes fly over head
The 13th Abn. Div. was formed late
in the war and did not go into 
action as a Div. Although, one
13th Abn Patch
of it Regiments the famous 517th fought in Italy and spearheaded the invasion of Southern France
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Picture is of Paratroopers near Arnheim , Holland .
Doesn't look like they have fighting on their mind
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The 17th Airborne Division  is known for making the famous Rhine crossing Parachute jump on 
March 24, 1945
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A 17th Airborne Division Paratrooper sits by his Parachute while some of the more than 800 Germans captured in the first  hours stand in the background.
The XVIII Div and  British 6th was also involved in the action

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