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During WWII the 505 Regimental Combat Team was made up of these units:
505 Parachute Infantry Regiment | 456 Parachute Field Artillery Bn. | B-307 Engineer Bn. | 307th Medical Company | 80th Anti-Aircraft Bn.

>>Would you like to honor a 505 Regimental Combat Team veteran who served in any of the units listed above, just contact us by clicking here.

>>2nd Lieutenant Raymond Paul Raux gave his life on the island of Sicily on July 10,1943. Read Raymond's story by "clicking here" !

>>Read the daily D-Day wire bulletins as they came in, "June 6th through June 9th 1944".

>>Visit our new veteran photograph archive page.             >>Read their individual stories on our Paratroopers page.

>>Wondering why your 505 Regimental Combat Team veteran was discharged from the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the 466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, the 139th Airborne Engineer Battalion, or the 155 Airborne AA Battalion ?   Click here for more information regarding veterans who served with the 505th Parachute Infantry or the 80th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Battalion. In June of 1945, aproximately one thousand 505 paratroopers were reassigned to the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. This web page will also explain the veterans ASR Score (Army Service Rating Score), a point system that initially allowed veterans to be discharged after the war with a minimum cumlative score of 85 points.

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Official History of the 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment

Ready
Author: Allen Langdon

WWII Paratrooper Allen Langdon wrote the first official history of the 505 in 1986 called "Ready". Unfortunately, this outstanding book is out of print.

A while back copies of the original "Ready" were found in the Static Line warehouse. A few of these 1st edition books are still available for purchase. Price is $250.00 + $25.35 postage for a total of $275.35. Contact Ellen Peters by e-mail at eeptx@sbcglobal.net.

Proceeds from the book are used for the purchase and maintenance of plaques honoring 505 Regimental Combat Team veterans who were killed in action at the sites where they fought.



 

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WW-II enlistment records from 1938 to 1946 are availible here:
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