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93 – year old paratrooper gets one last jump
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93 – year old paratrooper gets one last jump

Bill is a 93 year old Airborne Paratrooper WWII Veteran. He constantly amazes friends and family with his resolve and ability to accomplish goals that he sets for himself. Bill is very active and athletic. Bill says he was blessed with good genes. He has children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren […]

101st Airborne Paratrooper Turned Writer: Herbert Eggie Tells His Story
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101st Airborne Paratrooper Turned Writer: Herbert Eggie Tells His Story

Herbert Eggie and the 20 paratroopers under his command looked down through the open door of the plane as it soared above the drop zone behind German lines in Holland during WW2. The pilot lifted the tail of the plane so the paratrooper’s chutes wouldn’t catch on–but the pilot had […]

Walter Morris Was the Sergeant of the First All-Black Parachute Battalion.
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Walter Morris Was the Sergeant of the First All-Black Parachute Battalion.

    Walter Morris was one of the first black paratroopers during WWII. As an original member of an all-black 555th Parachute Infantry Company. The 555th Parachute Infantry Company was the first all-black paratrooper company during WWII. Walter Morris was one of the original members of this company which was […]

Jim Gavin: The General Who Jumped First
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Jim Gavin: The General Who Jumped First

July 11, 1943, was one of the most unforgettable days of Jim Gavin’s life. It was on this, the second day of the Sicily Campaign, that he demonstrated the courage and leadership skills that would soon propel him to become, at age 37, the U.S. Army’s youngest major general and […]

George Crawford served in all of Great Britain’s military branches
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George Crawford served in all of Great Britain’s military branches

George B. Crawford of Canton, who grew up on the coast of the North Sea in northeastern Scotland, was a paratrooper in the British Royal Army during World War II. But, he also spent time in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, as well as Great Britain’s Royal Artillery […]

Farewell to brave Jack Carr, one of last heroes of Arnhem
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Farewell to brave Jack Carr, one of last heroes of Arnhem

A Second World War hero who was among Manchester ’s last survivors of the notorious Battle of Arnhem has died. Great-grandfather of 17 Jack Carr, 95, died on Easter Monday at his Newall Green home with his family at his bedside. Known as ‘jolly’ Jack to family and friends, he […]

Howard Huebner: Leesburg WWII veteran landed in France on D-Day but didn’t consider himself a hero
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Howard Huebner: Leesburg WWII veteran landed in France on D-Day but didn’t consider himself a hero

On June 6, 1944, Howard Huebner jumped out of the door of a C-47 and into the early-morning darkness more than 500 feet above Normandy, France. A young and scared Army paratrooper on D-Day, he was just doing his duty.  “He did not consider himself a hero,” his wife, Betty […]

Paratrooper Joe Beyrle; Fought for U.S. AND the USSR
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Paratrooper Joe Beyrle; Fought for U.S. AND the USSR

Joe Beyrle, 81, a World War II paratrooper whose gung-ho zest for leaping out of planes earned him the nickname “Jumpin’ Joe” and who was the only man to fight both for the United States and the Soviet Union, died Dec. 12 of congestive heart failure in a hotel room […]

WWII Paratrooper Welbike
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WWII Paratrooper Welbike

The lightweight collapsible “motorcycle” was designed by the British Inter Services Research Bureau to give paratroopers increased range and maneuverability behind enemy lines. In order to fit inside the standard 51 inch paratrooper container the bike had to be stripped down to the bare essentials and came with no suspension, […]

WWII 101st  Paratrooper Recounts Experiences
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WWII 101st Paratrooper Recounts Experiences

Prior to the Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, Abington resident Tony Zanzinger was there first. The World War II paratrooper with the 501st Parachute Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division will share his experiences jumping behind enemy lines at a Lansdale Historical Society community program at 7:30 p.m. […]

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