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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 double clicking here.

>>>October 2, 2018 - Read Sergeant Norbert Beach's WW-II remembrances. Sergeant Beach was a veteran of H company, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment. He made four combat jumps.

>>>505 Regimental Combat Team veterans that have recently passed away;
Harold Eatman, 505PIR - H Company, July 6,2018 - 102 years old
John Perozzi, 505PIR - E Company July 31,2018 - 98 years old
Robert G Anderson, 505PIR - A Company, August 14,2018 - 93 years old
Russell William Brown, 505PIR - F Company, August 31,2018 - 96 years old
Henry "Hank" Langevin, 456PFA - B Battery, September 14,2018 - 95 years old

>>NEW ! August 10, 2018 - Read Staff Sergeant Harry Berry's WW-II diary. Harry was a veteran of B Battery, 80th AA Battalion.

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

>>NEW ! 2017 We just posted a picture of Company A medic Kelly Byars on our archive web-page.(Four Stars of Valor, pages 36,37,177,294 )

>>NEW ! 2018 Visit Staff Sergeant George Sipple's webpage featuring a rare photograph of the Field Artillery Parachute Test Battalion.

>>NEW ! 2018 Staff Sergeant Winfred Davies was one of five brothers that served during WW-II. He served as a medic in both the 505th Parachute Infantry and the 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion. He earned the Silver Star medal in Italy and the Purple Heart medal in Sicily with the 505 PIR and an oak leaf cluster to the Purple Heart in Holland with the 456 PFA.

>>>Do you have a favorite picture of a 505 Regimental Combat Team veteran that has some damage, Send us a digital copy, we can make the repairs for you gratis. Just contact us by double clicking here.

>>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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