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HISTORIES &

REPORTS

1. 11th Airborne Lineage and Honors
1974  
2. Places of Significance for 11th Airborne in World War II 1990s  
  3. The 11th Airborne Swing Cap 2000s  
  4. 221st Airborne Medical Company - KIAs list 2004  
  5. Canopies of Blue: American Airborne Experience in the Pacific March 25, 2008  
  6. Eisenhower Presidential Library - 11th AB Records List August 2018  
  7. National Airborne Day - 116th US Congressional Record July 28, 2010  
  8. The 317th Troop Carrier Group in the Southwest Pacific 2017  
  9. Eulogy delivered for MG Joseph M. Swing by Robert Beightler December 1984  
  10. The 11th Airborne and the C-47 "Skytrain" in World War II December 2019  
  11. 11th Airborne Nisei M.I.S. paratroopers December 2019  
  12. Static Line 11th AB In-Theater Newsletters  Feb. 25 & May 13, 1945  

 

     

Camp Toccoa

1. Tactics & Technique of Air-borne Troops Field Manual FM 31-30 May 20, 1942  
  2. MEMORANDUM: Colonel Orin D. Haugen regarding training January 29, 1943  

 

     

Camp Mackall

1. D/511 Company Roster  Unknown 1943  
  2. Christmas Greeting from Col. Orin D. Haugen  December 1943  

 

     

Fort Benning

1. Fort Benning Parachute School Student Text (manual) 
2. Today is the Day - "Graduation Day" poem
3. Pvt. James M. Massey, G Co, Jump Certificate 
4. "A Trooper's Decision" poem, Pfc Chester Smith, D Co 
5. Censoring Instructions for Officers, 1LT Andrew Carrico, D Co 

1944
June 12, 1943
June 26, 1945
1943
August 1943
     
    

 

     

Camp Polk, LA

  

1. Weekend Pass - Cpl William R. Walter, D Co 
2. 511th paratroopers who received Expert Infantryman Badge 
3. The History of Fort Polk, Louisiana 

1943
March 17, 19442004
   

 

     

Camp Stoneman/Sea Pike

 
1. APO Change of Address - Cpl William R. Walter, D Co 
2. 11th Airborne Division TOE list - Lt. William "Buzz" Miley, Jr. 
March 22, 1944
Spring 1944
  

 

     

Dobodura, New Guinea

    
1. Gliderist Qualification Certificate - SSGT. Billy Pettit, D Co 
2. D Company Unit Citation from Col. Orin D. Haugen 
3. New Guinea Serviceman's Pocket Guide, Cpl. Walter, D Co 
4. 511th PIR Japanese Language Training Sheet 
5. 511th PIR Packing List 1944 
June 2, 1944
Sept 12, 1944
Printed 1943
Summer 1944
Summer 1944
     

 

     

Leyte

1. Parachute Maintenance Company After-Action Report
2. No One Smiled on Leyte - A Troopers' Memories
3. King II - 11AB After-Action Report - Nov 18-Dec 25 11AB HQ
4. 3-511PIR Operations on Leyte - Nov 27-Dec 25, 1944
5. Summary of Operations Report - December 13-14, 1944
6. 127th Airborne Engineer Battalion Ops Report Oct-Dec 1944
7. Cannibalism on Leyte - Affidavits via Dr. James Lorio

Nov-Dec 1944
2000s
May 28, 1945
AIOC 1948-1949
Dec 18, 1944
January 12, 1945
January 4, 1985
 

 

     

Luzon

1. Handwritten S-3 Journal, 3rd Battalion, 511th PIR
2. Naval report of 11th Airborne landings at Nasugbu
3. Tagaytay Jump Journal of Pvt. James M. Massey, G Co
4. 3/511 Attack on Manila, thesis, Capt. John A. Coulter, HQ3-511
5. Unit Citation, 2nd Battalion 511th PIR 
6. Application for Burial - 1Lt. Norvin Davis, E Co 
7. Obituary and Interment Notice, Col. Orin D. Haugen
8. Report, 457th Parachute Field Artillery drop Tagaytay Ridge
9. US Eighth Army Operation Reports - Jan 29-Feb 10, 1945
10. The Battle for Manila, thesis, Capt Kevin T. McEnery 
11. "5th Wheel" The 457th PFAB on Luzon, Col. Douglass Quandt
12. Los Baños Operation, After-Action Report, 11 AB HQ
13. 511th Attack on Mt. Bijang, Officers Course, Maj. John M. Cook
14. 511th Attack on Malepunyo, Officers Course, Maj. L.S. Faulkner 
15. Task Force Gypsy, Report, Unit History
16. "Manila Bowl" 11th Airborne vs. US Navy game program
17. Trial of Col. Masatoshi Fujishige (Calamba Massacres)
18. Roster of Filipino Scouts attached to 187th & 188th GIRs

Jan-March 1945
February 5, 1945
May '44-Feb '45
1946-1947
June 25, 1945
April 22, 1945
February 2, 1949
February 15, 1946
June 9, 1945
Dec 21, 1993
March 17, 1945
July 1946
1948-1949
1948-1949
June 20-30, 1945 
July 4, 1945
February 1, 1946
April 8, 1942-1945
 

 

     

Okinawa

     

 

     

Japan

1. OSS Report of Japan's GEA Sphere
2. Report of the Surrender and Occupation of Japan, CINPAC
August 10, 1945
February 11, 1946
 

 

     

MAPS

1. 11th Airborne Deployment map - WWII
2. Camp Mackall map w/ 11th AB sections marked - 1943 
3. Leyte situation map - December 1944
4. 11AB Leyte Maps for Nov 28, Dec 6 & Dec 25
5. Operation Mike VI - 11th Airborne on Luzon
6. Assault on Nichols Field, 2/511 & 3/511, drawn by Capt John Coulter HQ3-511
7. Mt. Bijang and Malepunyo map - Luzon, March 1945
8. Enemy Defenses on Mt. Malepunyo - Luzon, March 1945
9. Japan - Yokohama 11th Airborne Occupation zones
10. Japan - Atsugi Airfield SECRET 

 
       

Letters

1. Pvt. Sidney Smithson, B/511, letters to friend - Toccoa, Benning, Mackall - Jan-June 1943
2. VMail from Pvt. James M. Massey, G/511, to parents - New Guinea - June 19, 1944
3. 1LT Andrew Carrico (D/511) to his wife Lois Lilly Carrico - Leyte, December 1944
4. 1LT Carrico (D/511) from 1LT Rudy J. Walter (D-Day Normandy/WIA) - Dec 1944 & Feb 1945
5. US Sixth Army Letter to West Point Class of 1930 RE: interment of Colonel Orin D. Haugen 
6. 5x Letters from Sgt. Martin L. Squires to LTG Edward M. Flanagan 1984-1986
7. Letter from Sgt. Martin L. Squires to Maj. Henry Burgess 1984

 

 

     

Newspaper Articles

1. "The Flying Parsons: Chaplains Jump With Paratroopers..."
2. "400 Burned Alive in Massacre"
February 23, 1945
Date Likely 1946