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505 Stories

 

You can always read about the recorded history of the 505th, but if you
really want to hear the details, you have to hear it from those that lived it.
This section of the website will feature stories from the men themselves.

Lt. Colonel Ben Vandervoorts account of the Battle for Trois Ponts, Belgium.
In a letter to Bill Meddaugh and the men of Easy company 2nd/505.

Belgian Boy

Typical Day in Normandy

Hurtgen Forest

The Night Mook, Holland Burned

Group of pictures displayed for CSM (Ret) Horace Pearl

McKeage's account of the Battle of the Bulge

Wheatley "Chris" Christensen's "The Battle of Grand-Halleux"

Wheatley "Chris" Christensen's "Bulge Memories"

Naples to Normandy by Wheatley "Chris" Christensen

Poem: "F" Company at Arnone
by Lt. John H. Dodd

From War to a Belguim Home
By Edwin A. Alexander, Company B, 307 Airborne Engineers

The Horace Pearl Story
6 time Combat Jumper Horace Pearl's story submitted by his daughter Lynn Chambers

The Sgt James Yates Story
Outstanding story writen by his son Frank Yates

La Fiere Bridge D-Day 6/6/44
Marcus Heim for his display of valor here would reiceive the DSC. An excellent story

Anecdotesof the Battle of the Bulge
Short stories submitted by Thomas Horgan

Remembrances of Petit Halleux 1944
PFC Malcolm Neel A Battery 80th Abn. Bn. 82nd Airborne Division

Battle of Grand Halleux
WRITTEN BY JO ANN GILPIN AS TOLD BY RAYMOND DAUDT CO. G 505 PIR
(Story correction; Pfc. William Sanchez KIA 12-22-44 was from Hayward, California.)

The Story of Sergeant Frederick W. Randall
First Sergeant of H. Company 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division

ARMY LIFE AS REMEMBERED BY NORBERT P. BEACH
(Dictated to Paula DeForrest) January 2003

Bill Blank's WWII story



 
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