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Sergeant James J. Ricci WW-II Collection

     WW-II Photos and Memorabilia shown courtesy of the James J. Ricci family collection.

 

  • A special thanks to Mark Ricci and his brother.

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  • We are still working on this web page as of May 26th 2020.
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  • Photos of A Company, taken on March 29th 1943, the day of the first Regimental Combat jump at Camden, South Carolina.
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  • Sergeant James J. Ricci.
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  • Sergeant Joseph G. Anderson.
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  • Staff Sergeant William D. Owens.
       See rare photos of Bill Owens, one of the heros of "The Battle of La Fiere Causeway"

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  • The Army's Point System, published in the Yank, an Army weekly newspaper 1945.
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  • Like many families during WW-II, the parents of Sergeant James Ricci saved newspaper articles that told of their son's 82nd Division exploits.
       This link covers the invasion of Sicily. John Thompson, a correspondent with the Chicago Daily Tribune, tells the story.
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  • The St. Louis Globe-Democrat July 12,1943.This link has 8 pages covering the Sicilian Campaign.
       Page 4 has an article on the "Chute Jumping Padres with U.S. Invasion Forces "
       (This web page may take sometime to load, it's a very large file)

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  • Christmas Dinner Brochure - December 25,1942 for the 1st Battalion 505 Parachute Infantry.
       (This link has copies made from an old mimeograph machine, some may be hard to read)
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  •        (Shown Courtesy Sgt. James J. Ricci Family Collection)
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