Articles
World War II
1st Battalion, 506th PIR
HQ, A, B, and C Companies
(Able, Baker, and Charlie Companies; Red Battalion)


1942-1945



The 506th PIR in WWII: July 1942-November 1945

Officers, 1st Battalion, 506th PIR, 1942-1945

Distinguished Service Cross and Silver Star Recipients

506th PIR Patches, Insignia, and Decorations

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress:
- PFC Jose S. Almeraz (B Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, KIA 1/17/45)
- Donald R. Burgett (A Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)
- Glen Douglas (B Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)
- Albert M. Hassenzahl (C Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Philip A. Russell (C Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Norman L. Sandefur (Medic, A Co, 1st BN; SV Co, REGT HQ, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Norman Lewis Smith (C Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)
- Donald Bruce Straith (A Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)

Members of A Company, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945

Book of Memories: 1943-1944 poems by Ogden Stanley "Danny" Stutler [HQ (Communications), 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945]

Churchill Tells . . .: March 1944, clipping from an unidentified newspaper about a 506th PIR jump demonstration

The Operation of the 1st BN, 506th PIR in the Vicinity of Carentan, 6-8 June 1944: Personal Experience of a Company Commander by MAJ Knut H. Raudstein (Commander, C Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR) (55 pages); submitted by Matt Orlando (C Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR)

506th PIR in Normandy Drop: by History Section, US Army European Theater of Operations (70 pages)

Utah Beach to Cherbourg (6 June-27 June 1944): on-line book, Historical Division, Department of the Army [check out the following chapters: "The Airborne Assault," "Securing the Beachhead (D Plus 1)," and "The Battle for Carentan (8-15 June)"]

Cross-Channel Attack: on-line book by Gordon A. Harrison, Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army [check out the following chapters: "VIII. The Sixth of June" and "IX. The V Corps Lodgment (7-18 June)"]

Operation "Market": article from the Screaming Eagle 101st Airborne Division Newsmagazine, Volume 1 Number 1, September 17, 1945; magazine from Leonard Vierling [HQ (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945]

1944 Newspaper Articles: about Ogden Stanley "Danny" Stutler [HQ (Communications), 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945]

Bastogne: the Story of the First Eight Days: on-line book by COL S. L. A. Marshall, US Army in Action Series

The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge: on-line book by Hugh M. Cole, Center of Military History, Department of the Army (check out chapter "XIX. The Battle of Bastogne")

Air Trooper 'Missing;' Error Hinted: January 1945, clipping from an unidentified Jackson, MI newspaper about PFC Arland Merle "Buck" Holdridge (HQ, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)

A Company Roster: January 1945

General Orders Number 104: 21 June 1945 Award of Bronze Star Medal

"The Story of Camp Toccoa: Running For Those Famed Silver Wings" North Georgia Journal, Summer 2000

Normandy Invasion United Them as 'Band of Brothers': September 30, 2007, toledoBlade.com (OH) article (with photos) about C Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR

C Company 506th PIR: 69-page Adobe PDF file presentation created for the September 2007 reunion of C Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR

Paratrooper Songs from WWII:





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This page updated 04/06/13