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Item Company 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR). A history of Item Company 501st PIR, Paratrooper Training and Paratrooper Equipment, the 101st Airborne Division. Information on Item Company 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (Reenacted) based in Arizona.
501st History501st Parachute Infantry Regiment History | 501st PIR History
The History of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR). From the Regiments creation at Camp Toccoa, Georgia to the Regimental de-activation in August 1945 at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Battle at the LE BARQUETTE Locks
The 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) assault on the Locks of Le Barquette. Official extract from the Army History Section of the 501st PIR in action at the Le Barquette locks.
101st Airborne History101st Airborne WWII Division Chronicle
101st Airborne WWII Division Chronicle: Taken from the Organizational History Branch U.S. Army Center of Military History. Covering the history of the 101st Airborne Division from Camp Claiborne, Louisiana through Normandy to the Division being deactiveated in France on 30 November 1945.
Item 501st Parachute InfantryItem Company 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment
Item Co was formed along with the rest of the 501st PIR in November 1942 at Camp Camp Toccoa, GA. The 501st PIR was moving into Taccoa as the 506th PIR was moving out to Ft. Benning to attend jump school.
I Company Roster for D-Day
I/501st PIR Company rosters for the Invasion of Normandy. Listed are the members of Item Company 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment that jumped into Normandy on June 6, 1944.
The Battle at Wardin Belgium | Battle of the Bulge
Item Company entered the fray at Bastogne on the early morning of 19 December with Captain Claude Wallace at the helm.
Paratrooper BooksParatrooper Books and Information
Paratroopber books: These books are excellent sources of information on Paratroopers in World War II. Many have excellent photographs and stories about battles and first person accounts of the march across Europe.
I 501stpir ReenactedItem Company 501st PIR | 101st Airborne Reenacted
Item Company 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment Reenacted
Getting Started in WW2 Reenacting
So, you've decided to get into WW2 reenacting. Now you've got quite a choice...what unit to join. You probably already have an idea of which nationality you'd like to portray, or even know some buddies who are in a unit, but other than that, you've got no idea about the next step. Choosing a impression & unit will be one of the most important choices you make in the hobby. It will determine the types of events you do & how you spend your weekends. Following are a few things to think about.
World War Two Living History -More Than Just a BANG!
World War Two Living History has many excellent possibilities for enjoyment and education. The military aspect attracts many of you. We all enjoy the battles and tactical work in the field and getting a glimpse of that aspect of this hobby. Some of you are amateur historians or professional military and this comes naturally to you. Some enjoy the weapons and equipment and may collect various types of gear. Others may enjoy the camaraderie and being able to chat with friends about favorite subjects. Still others enjoy the holistic approach and try to capture bits and pieces from all of it and learn from expert comrades and veterans.
First Person Worksheet for Reenactors
A worksheet to help the begining reenactor improve and hone thier impression.
Basic uniform requirements for Item 501st PIR Re-enacted.
I/501st Required Equipment
Basic Paratrooper Equipment needed for re-enacting I/501st PIR.<
An Arizona based group of reenactors focused on keeping the memories of World War II Paratroopers and Glidermen alive.
WWII Airborne Historical Websites AND Reference Sources
WWII Paratrooper information resources. Paratrooper related websites and books used as references when creating this website.
WWII Uniforms and Equipment Vendors
Recommended Vendors of WWII Uniforms and Equipment: These are the vendors that we have had very good experiences buying from and that we recommend.
Riggers ShackReproduction WWII Paratrooper Equipment
Reproduction WWII Paratrooper Equipment for Sale