Archive for the ‘101st Airborne Division’ Category

It’s getting to be an all too familiar occurrence–another of our aged World War II heroes has passed away. Edwin Persons, 87, died on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, in Tampa, Florida. Persons served as a medic in World War II with Company B, 502nd Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. With his group he dropped behind [...]

Patton Takes Charge!

August 2, 2011

On August 1, 1944, the 90th Infantry Division was switched from the First Army to the Third Army, under the command of General George Smith Patton, Jr.  “In all honesty, it didn’t mean that much to me,” 90th Division infantryman, Hobert Winebrenner said.  “I had heard a couple of Patton’s speeches in England, knew of [...]

Commemorating D-Day’s 67th Anniversary this week, we look back at the Allied invasion of Normandy, through a soldier’s eyes. Ed Persons transferred to the 101st Airborne Division’s 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, not  liking life with the 327th Gliders.  The pressure mounted as D-Day neared. “A day or two before, they moved us all into a [...]

Today, June 6th, marks the 67th anniversary of D-Day–the Allied invasion of Normandy Beach, France during World War II.  In honor of the event, all our posts this week will be D-Day related. This Monday’s 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week features a shot of recently arrived infantrymen pouring into the French countryside.  The [...]

This kind of weather has the History Junkie thinking of the Battle of the Bulge.  The cold.  The snow. Hell, HJ even woke up this weekend to thick dense fog. Following the D-Day landing at Normandy, Adolf Hitler witnessed his German forces being systematically pushed toward the homeland.  In December, he struck back, with the [...]

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