Articles
World War II
3rd Battalion, 506th PIR
HQ, G, H, and I Companies
(George, Howe, and Item Companies; Blue Battalion)



1942-1945


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

Officers, 3rd 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:
- Stanley B. Clever (G Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Theodore Edward Dziepak (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Paul Richard Jankoviak (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)
- Leonard Theodore Schmidt (HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)
- COL(R) Edward D. Shames (I/HQ, 3rd BN; E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

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

Look Out Bahllllau!: by Jeff Steers about Fred Bahlau (H/HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

Front and Center: by Walter Lukasavage (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

1st Platoon, G Company Roster: August 9, 1943

Medical History of Normandy, 3rd BN Medical Section, 506th PIR: prepared 2 August 1944

H Company, 3rd Platoon: roster taken just before the jump into Holland on September 17, 1944

H Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR: roster taken shortly after Eindhoven

History of Headquarters Company, 3rd BN, 506th PIR: by SSG John F. Allison [HQ (Mortar Platoon), 3nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945]

Leonard Lundquist and Richard Stockhouse (Machine Gun Platoon, HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR)

History of Darvin Lee Wartime Service (HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945): by John O. Anderson

History of Joseph R. Beyrle Wartime Service: by Joseph R. Beyrle, Sr., (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

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

An American POW in Germany: Drop Zone Virtual Museum Oral History article by George M. Rosie, (HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945)

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]

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

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

Rutgers Oral History Interview: October 6, 1994, of Franklin J. Kneller, Sr. (H Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)

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

Soldier's Story of War: June 5, 2002, The Florida Times-Union jacksonville.com article about Rick Hoffman (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945; POW)

A Memorable Day For A 7 Year Old: November 9, 2003, BBC WW2 People's War on-line article about PFC Martin P. Collins (H Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, KIA 6/10/44)

Paratrooper Joe Beyrle, a Soldier for Two Armies: National Public Radio (NPR) Weekend Edition, December 18, 2004 audio interview with Thomas H. Taylor (son of GEN Maxwell Taylor) and author of The Simple Sounds of Freedom/Behind Hitler's Lines about Joseph R. Beyrle, Sr. [I Co (RTO), 3rd BN, 506th PIR, Sep 42-Nov 45; POW 6/44-1/45]

Old Glory: Bob Rommel Displays Flag Proudly: November 10, 2007, Modesto Bee (CA) on-line article about Bob Rommel [HQ (Light Machine Gun Platoon), 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945]

Poignant Love Story: June 4, 2009, Mail Online (UK) article (with photos) about PFC Martin P. Collins (H Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, KIA 6/10/44)

WWII Paratrooper Shares War Stories: February 12, 2001, YumaSun.com article (with photo) about Harold “Bud” Haycraft [HQ (Medic), 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945; POW]

Jim "Pee Wee" Martin (G/506): Public Figure Facebook Page

Paratrooper Songs from WWII:





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This page updated 04/06/13