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  1. New Section: Unit Histories
    Posted on November 29, 2015 • Website Updates

    Over the next few months, we will be adding digitized versions of numerous editions of "GI Stories". G.I. Stories was a series of 53 booklets published during WWII by the Army newspaper Stars and Stripes.

  2. Historic Village in Normandy to be Renamed!
    Posted on September 11, 2015 • NewsWWII News

    It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated from German occupation by the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day, but the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is soon to be erased from the history books.

  3. New Section: GIs in Colour
    Posted on August 23, 2015 • Website Updates

    A new section of recoloured original WWII images has been added to the website.

  4. Footage of 101st Airborne Division on 5 June 1944 released
    Posted on August 12, 2015 • Photos & VideosWWII Research

    The Commemorative Air Force have released rare footage shot in England on 5 June 1944 by Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division.

  5. Extension to the D-Day Paratroopers Historical Center
    Posted on January 19, 2015 • NewsWWII NewsWWII Veterans

    When the owners of the world-famous Dead Man’s Corner museum (located in Saint-Côme-du-Mont, Normandy, France), announced that they would be adding a new extension to the facility in 2015, I don’t think anyone anticipated quite the scale of the proposed work. With a budget of €5 million, and occupying a space of 2000m², the new “D-Day Experience” […]

  6. Vince Speranza – The Beer Story
    Posted on June 21, 2014 • WWII Veterans

    101st Airborne Division veteran, Vince Speranza (H Co., 501st PIR) tells 'the beer story' that occurred while he was serving during the Battle of the Bulge.

  7. New Article – Tent Pitching: Tent, Fire-Resistant, Pyramidal, M-1934, O.D.
    Posted on May 14, 2014 • Website Updates

    As part of our series of Articles looking at the pitching and striking of WW2 US Army tentage, we’re pleased to announce the addition of another part in the series. This one looks at Wall Tents, and can be found in the “Articles” section.

  8. New Article – Tent Pitching: Wall Tents
    Posted on May 1, 2014 • NewsWebsite Updates

    As part of our series of Articles looking at the pitching and striking of WW2 US Army tentage, we're pleased to announce the addition of another part in the series. This one looks at Wall Tents, and can be found in the "Articles" section.

  9. The Greatest Generation Memorial Exhibit II
    Posted on April 14, 2014 • News

    It has been announced that the Carentan Historical Center (the organization responsible for the fantastic museum at Dead Man's Corner) is to hold another "Greatest Generation" exposition in the Normandy area. Michel De Trez, who co-runs the organization with Emmanuel Allain has already staged a similar expo for the 60th anniversary, and the following press release has been produced for the upcoming second incarnation.

  10. Former Sainte-Mère-Église Museum Director charged with Forgery
    Posted on March 27, 2014 • News

    The court fined Cherbourg-based Patrick Bunel, former director of the Airborne Museum in Sainte-Mère-Église, €4,000 for forgery and embezzlement.

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