17th Airborne Division

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.................... ......Franklin Delano Roosevelt - June 27,1936
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17th Airborne Division Patch

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17th Airborne Division
After D-Day the 507th PIR was permanently assigned as a unit of this Division.

17th Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

Pfc Melvin E Biddle
T/Sgt Clinton M Hedrick
S/Sgt Isadore S Jachman
Pvt George J Peters
Pfc Stuart S Stryker



Securing the Douve Line (CMH)

The Drop Zone: Fractured - Normandy Remembered

D-Day: The Paratroopers Experience

The Decision to Launch Operation Market Garden

The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge
The 17th Airborne during World War II

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Individual Trooper pictures are organized by Units in the column on the (far left) .

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Pfc William Huffman - (MP or 681)

Pfc William Huffman
17th Abn Div

Pvt Harold Park - Regiment or Battalion Unknown

Pvt Harold Park
17th Abn Div

Pvt Myron G Washburn - Bronze Star Recipient - Regiment or Battalion Unknown

Pvt Myron G Washburn
17th Abn Div

466th PFAB prepare for Operation Varsity

Members of the 466th PFAB prepare for Operation Varsity.

MG Miley & Brig Gen Floyd Parks

Brig Gen Floyd Parks (right), Chief of Staff for the 1st Allied Airborne Army, talks with   
Maj Gen William Miley, CO 17th Airborne Division, before take-off for Operation Varsity.


  • 194th GIR - Paris 45 - Photo of troopers from the 194th GIR in Paris 1945 in front of the Arche de Triumphe.   (Photo courtesy of Susan Bonfanti daughter of Pfc Louis Ihlendorf)
  • 194 - A photo of Pvt Ebb "Dick" Gibbs and other troopers of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment Hq Company loading a mortar. (Photo courtesy of Chris Bundren)

R E L A T E D   B O O K S

Ambrose, Stephen E D-DAY June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle of WW II. 6/93, Simon & Shuster ISBN: 0671673343
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Bradley, James Flags of Our Fathers Bantam (May 2,2000), 384 p. ISBN: 0553111337
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  At the Point of No Return : Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Normandy 7/98, D-Day Pub, 200 p. ISBN: 2960017617
Francois, Dominique 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment: A Forgotten Regiment Heimdal (Aug 2002), 120 p. ISBN: 2840481642
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
Nordyke , Phil All American All the Way: Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II Zenith Press, April 2005. 880 pgs ISBN: 0760322015
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302

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