Articles
World War II
2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
HQ, D, E, and F Companies
(Dog, Easy, and Fox Companies; White Battalion)


          
1942-1945



Band of Brothers
Members of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 1942-1945
Easy Company Roster: June 30, 1944
The Saga of SGT Richard E. Owen: 17-page Adobe PDF file about SGT Richard E. Owen, (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA D-Day)
Letters and Art Workby 1LT Thomas Meehan, III (CO, E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA D-Day in the crash of Plane#66)
PVT George L. Potter, Jr.: E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, Feb 43-Nov 45
The Fighting for Carentan: by C. Carwood Lipton (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)


MAJ Richard D. Winters, E/HQ (BN CO), 2nd BN, 1942-1945; DSC
Richard D. Winters Collection: US Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA
War Hero Honored At Bash: Easy Company commander turns 85: January 22, 2003,
newspaper article by David Pidgeon, Staff Writer, Lebanon Daily News
Major Dick Winters Display in Hershey, PA
Another Eagle Has Soared
National WWII Museum Focus on Major Richard "Dick" Winters
Band of Brothers, Memorializing the Man Who Lived It: March 19, 2011, article about the Public Memorial Service in Hershey, PA
Public Memorial Service Photos - Hershey, PA - March 19, 2011
Public Memorial Service - Hershey, PA - March 19, 2011: photos posted on Facebook by Chris Langlois [grandson of T/4 Eugene Roe, Sr. (Medic, E Co, 2nd, 506th PIR)]
Richard Winters Leadership Monument Dedication Date Announced: July 7, 2011, PRNewswire-USNewswire article

Easy Company's Together Again: Summer 1981, newspaper clipping from The Tribune (San Diego) by Mike Ranney (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1944); submitted by Hoyt Bruce Moore, III (A Co, 1st BN, 1970-1971)
Spielberg, Hanks and Dan Potter:  November 6, 2000, newspaper arcticle by Barbara Little, Antelope Valley Press


Articles and Videos by Thomas D. Potter
son of PVT George L. Potter, Jr., E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, Feb 43-Nov 45

Articles:

In the Company of Heroes:  June 1-8, 2001
Return to Normandy: June 2004 trip to Normandy for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
Brave Men of World War II:  contains rare color aerial photographs of the December 1944 resupply of Bastogne

YouTube Videos:

A Pathfinder from Easy Company: 6 minutes; tribute to Richard M. Wright (Pathfinder, E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
Return to Normandy (Part 1):
9 minutes; June 2004 trip to Normandy for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
Return to Normandy (Part 2): 10 minutes; June 2004 trip to Normandy for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
Return to Normandy (Part 3): 2 minutes; June 2004 trip to Normandy for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day
Stephen Ambrose reading the Thomas Meehan D-Day Letters: 3-1/2 minutes; June 7, 2001; 1LT Thomas Meehan, III (CO, E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA D-Day in crash of Plane#66)


Letters from MG(R) Salve H. Matheson: January 2002
Easy Company Vet Remembers Battle of Bulge: December 21, 2004, article about Murray Moorhatch (D Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945; fought with Easy Company at Bastogne)
Band of Brothers Span Generations: July 7, 2006, NewsBlaze on-line article (with photos) about Bill Wingett (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1944)
Hoobler Fights in WWII Elite 'Easy Company': April 19, 2007, The People's Defender (West Union, OH) on-line article about CPL Donald B. Hoobler (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA 01/03/45)
Brothers in Arms: October 13, 2007, AltoonaMirror.com (PA) article (with photo) about William "Wild Bill" Guarnere (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945) and Edward "Babe" Heffron (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)
War and Criminal Justice: June 10, 2008, FPRC on-line article about Lynn "Buck" Compton (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)
World War II's 'Band of Brothers' Gather One More Time: October 28, 2008, registerguard.com (OR) article
'Band of Brothers' Veteran Shares WWII Stories: March 11, 2009, newsherald.com (FL) article (with photos) about Roy P. Gates (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945)
Sixty-Five Years after Operation Overlord: June 5, 2009, OregonLive.com article (with photo) about Donald G. Malarkey (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
Malarkey To Deliver Keynote Address:
June 2009, rockbridgeweekly.com (VA) article (with photo) about Donald G. Malarkey (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
History Class Hosts WWII ‘Band of Brothers’ Vet:
June 29, 2009, Liberty University (VA) article (with photo) about Donald G. Malarkey (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
He Parachuted into History: July 5, 2009, Omaha.com article (with photo) about Edward A. Mauser (2nd Platoon, E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)
Ed Mauser Returns to Normandy:
September 6, 2009, Omaha.com article (with photo) about Edward A. Mauser (2nd Platoon, E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)
'Brother' Finally Getting Medals:
May 10, 2010, Omaha.com article (with photo) about Edward A. Mauser (2nd Platoon, E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)
War Hero E-mail Goes Worldwide -- But Who Really Wrote It?: July 16, 2009, abcNews on-line article (with photos) about Darrell “Shifty” Powers (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
We Stand Alone Together: June 6, 2010, covnews.com (GA) article
Famed WWII Vet Tells His Story at La Salle College High School: April 19, 2011, montgomerynews.com (PA) article (with photo and video) about Edward "Babe" Heffron (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)

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

Letter from MSG Walter Neton: Summer 1942, about a plane crash at Camp Toccoa

Officers, 2nd 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:
- Earl M. Albritton (HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- James H. Alley (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- William J. Guarnere (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Lester A. Hashey (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)
- Paul Robert Lehman (HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)
- Walter L. Lipinski (D Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)
- Clifford Carwood Lipton (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- MG(R) Salve H. Matheson (E/HQ, 2nd BN; HQ, REGT, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Earl Ervin McClung (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)
- COL(R) Edward D. Shames (I/HQ, 3rd BN; E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Charles Alfred Smith (HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942)
- Edward J. Tipper (E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Clyde Walter Welch (D Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)
- Robert L. Williams (HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

600 Singing Paratroopers Do 115-Mile March in Three Days: December 5, 1942, The Atlanta Constitution newspaper clipping from Ray Aebischer (F Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

Paratroopers Welcomed to Atlanta:  December 5, 1942, The Atlanta Constitution newspaper clipping from Colleen Holt (niece of T/5 James E. Millican, I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, KIA D-Day)

Parachute Class #49: Fort Benning, GA, December 12, 1942

The Letters Home 1941-1945: more than 40 letters written by 1LT Andrew Edward Tuck, III (F Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA 07/07/45, Austria) in the research section of the Screaming Ducks Living History Association (Dutch) web site

Members of HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945

General Orders Number 40: April 27, 1943 Citation for 118-mile forced march

1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Fox Company: May 28, 1992 newspaper clipping from the Circle Banner (Circle, MT) of a photo taken a couple of days before D-Day

Plane 43-15213, Stick 64: June 6, 1944, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR

The Operation of the 1st BN, 506th PIR in the Vicinity of Carentan, 6-8 June 1944: (with D Company, 2nd BN attached) 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)

The Forced Landing Association Newsletter: (Belgium/France)

Utah Beach to Cherbourg (6 June-27 June 1944): book, part of the American Forces in Action Series, 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]

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")

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

WWII Diary, March 1945-November 1945: by Leonard Vierling [HQ (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945]

Post-WWII Activities: June-July 1947 101st Airborne Division Association newsletters from Leonard Vierling [HQ (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1945]

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

Cairngarroch Bay Revisited: May 20, 2009, blog by Jim Deans about PVT Jack F. Sheidler (HQ, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA 07/27/44 in Air Ambulance crash in Scotland)

The Hero They Never Knew: June 5, 2010, boston.com article (with photo) about 1LT Walter J. Gunther Jr. (D Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, KIA D-Day)

D-Day Was Start of His War - and Nightmares: June 6, 2010, MySanAntonioNews article (with photo) about PFC Raul Pena Ochoa (F Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR)

French Legion of Honor: awarded to Robert L. Garrett (D Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

World War II Veteran Celebrates 90th Birthday with a Tandem Jump: August 13, 2011, USAWC Public Affairs article (with photos) about Richard W. Falvey [HHC (Communications), 2nd BN, 506th PIR]

Paratrooper Songs from WWII:




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