Regimental Headquarters
World War II


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

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

506th Regimental Commanders

Officers, Regimental Headquarters, 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:
- John Agnew [HQ, REGT (Demolition, "Filthy 13"), 1942-1945]
- Leonard Ira Hornbeck [HQ, REGT (Communications), 1942-1945]
- MG(R) Salve H. Matheson (E/HQ, 2nd BN; HQ, REGT, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Paul R. Miller (Surgical Medic, REGT HQ, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
- Norman L. Sandefur (Medic, A Co, 1st BN; SV Co, REGT HQ, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

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

HQ & REGT HQ Companies (including Service Company): roster taken just previous to leaving for the D-Day marshalling areas

Audio of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day Radio Address/Prayer: 6:33 minutes

Brave Men of World War II:  article by Thomas D. Potter [son of PVT George L. Potter, Jr. [E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, Feb 43-Nov 45)] containing rare color aerial photographs of the December 1944 resupply of Bastogne

Award of Purple Heart: Headquarters Medical Detachment, 20 May 1945

Medical Detachment Roster, 506th PIR

Following My Father's Footsteps:  by Edward Peters, III [son of CPT Edward Peters (REGT HQ, 506th PIR, KIA 06/09/44)]

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]

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")

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

Letters from MG(R) Salve H. Matheson: January 2002 about the Sink Grail and the Currahee Axe

Luxembourg Officials Thank Battle of Bulge Vets: December 17, 2004, article (with photos) about Carl Dalke (HQ, REGT, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)

Harold Harrison's World War II: article about Harold Harrison (HQ, REGT, Mar 45-Nov 45)

Battle of the Bulge Memories, Emotions Live On: December 21, 2007, article (with photo) about Carl Dalke (HQ, REGT, 506th PIR, 1944-1945)

'Filthy Thirteen' Veterans Recount Their Antics During WWII: article (with photos) from the European edition, November 10, 2008, Stars & Stripes

Sink's Daughters Donate Father's Medals to Library: July 20, 2010, article (with photos) about LTG(R) Robert F. Sink (REGT Commander, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

Search for Grandfather's WWII Past Leads to a Ride in His Old Jeep: October 2, 2010, article (with photos) about 1SG Walter Neton (Transportation Platoon, Service Company, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

James "Jake" McNiece, HQ (Demolition), REGT
(acting SGT, "Filthy 13")
Oklahoma WWII Veteran Receives France's Highest Decoration: September 27, 2012, Stars & Stripes
McNiece Receives France’s Highest Honor: September 27, 2012, The Ponca City News (with photos)
Oklahoma WWII Veteran Receives France's Highest Decoration: September 27, 2012, NewsOK (with photo)
Oklahoma WWII Vet Receives France's Highest Honor: September 26, 2012, (with video)
Soldier behind 'Dirty Dozen' gets French Legion of Honor: September 27, 2012, TulsaWorld (with photo)
WWII Vet Honored by French Government: September 26, 2012, (with video)
Jakes Ceremony Photos


Paratrooper Songs from WWII:

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