Videos - 511th Parachute Infantry & 11th Airborne Division
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11th Airborne Division Facts in 11 Minutes
Come learn 11 Facts about America's 11th Airborne Division from historian and lecturer Jeremy C. Holm, author of WHEN ANGELS FALL: THE 511TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT IN WORLD WAR II. With the exciting news that US Army Alaska (USARAK) will be reflagging as the reactivated 11th Airborne Division, Jeremy is excited to share with you the history of this iconic unit from its original activation in 1943 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina all the way to our modern Arctic Angels based in Alaska. In this video you'll learn about the Division's campaigns on Leyte and Luzon in World War II, including their famous rescue of over 2,100 civilians from behind enemy lines at the Los Baños Internment Camp. Plus, you'll also discover how the Angels got their unforgettable nickname, saved the future for America's airborne divisions and what happened to the Angels during the Korean War and Vietnam. After watching the 11th Airborne Division's Angels in action, US Sixth Army's General Walter Krueger said they were "the fightingest outfit I have ever seen!" If you would like to purchase a copy of Jeremy's book WHEN ANGELS FALL, please click here - https://www.amazon.com/When-Angels-... To Learn More About the Following Units, Click the Appropriate Links: 11th Airborne Division - http://www.11thairborne.com 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment - http://www.511pir.com 11th Airborne Division Association (FB) - https://www.facebook.com/11thairbor... ABOUT JEREMY C. HOLM: Author & American bobsled athlete & former head coach Jeremy C. Holm was born in Pennsylvania near Valley Forge. Jeremy's grandfather 1st Lieutenant Andrew Carrico III of Company D served and fought with the 511th PIR between 1943-1945 and prior to Andy's death, Jeremy dropped all other projects to tell the regiment's history. He has a degree in Journalism and is pursuing a degree in Military History at the American Military University. In addition to motivational speaking and corporate appearances, Jeremy is the author of two additional books and spends his time camping, hiking, writing and traveling the country to tell the story of the Angels. Considering Jeremy recorded this video with a kidney stone, we have to say he did the Angels proud!
Plane Talk on the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne in World War II
American bobsled athlete and author Jeremy C. Holm gave this "Plane Talk" lecture at the historic Hill Air Force Base Museum in Ogden, Utah on November 16, 2019. 75 years ago, almost to the day, the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment was physically committed to combat on Leyte. Listen as Jeremy shares little-known stories and facts from this historic regiment and the 11th Airborne Division's history as the Angels fight from Toccoa to Tokyo! Signed copies ofJeremy's book on the 511th PIR and 11th Airborne can be purchased here: http://511pir.com/book For more information on the regiment, visit: http://www.511pir.com For more information or to contact Jeremy for speaking engagements or question on the regiment, visit: http://www.jeremycholm.com
The Last Airborne Operation of World War II: Task Force Gypsy & the 11th Airborne Division
Come learn about Task Force Gypsy, the last airborne operation of World War II, from historian and lecturer Jeremy C. Holm, author of WHEN ANGELS FALL: THE 511TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT IN WORLD WAR II. Jeremy is excited to share with you the history of this often-overlooked airborne operation from June of 1945. In this video you'll learn about the 11th Airborne Division's mission to seal off Luzon's Cagayan Valley in an effort to prevent Japanese forces from moving towards Aparri for a potential "Dunkirk" rescue. After watching the 11th Airborne Division's Angels in action, US Sixth Army's General Walter Krueger said they were "the fightingest outfit I have ever seen!" If you would like to purchase a copy of Jeremy's book WHEN ANGELS FALL, please click here - https://www.amazon.com/When-Angels-... Here are the links Jeremy mentions in this video: Los Baños Raid Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=673... DOWN FROM HEAVEN book updates signup form - http://www.511pir.com/books/down-fr... 11th Airborne Division online museum - http://www.11thairborne.com 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment online museum - http://www.511pir.com 11th Airborne Division Association (FB) - https://www.facebook.com/11thairbor... ABOUT JEREMY C. HOLM: Author & American bobsled athlete & former head coach Jeremy C. Holm was born in Pennsylvania near Valley Forge. Jeremy's grandfather 1st Lieutenant Andrew Carrico III of Company D served and fought with the 511th PIR between 1943-1945 and prior to Andy's death, Jeremy dropped all other projects to tell the regiment's history. He has a degree in Journalism and is pursuing a degree in Military History at the American Military University. In addition to motivational speaking and corporate appearances, Jeremy is the author of two additional books and spends his time camping, hiking, writing and traveling the country to tell the story of the Angels. Considering Jeremy recorded this video with a kidney stone, we have to say he did the Angels proud!
When Angels Fall: From Toccoa to Tokyo, the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II
"American bobsled athlete, author and regimental historian Jeremy C. Holm talks about and reads from his best-selling book, WHEN ANGELS FALL: FROM TOCCOA TO TOKYO, THE 511TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT IN WORLD WAR II. Listen as Jeremy shares little-known stories and facts from this historic regiment gleaned from his decade-long quest to research his grandfather's 511th PIR. In addition to uncovering countless aspects of regimental history, Jeremy was able to interview some of the last living members of the 511th who are proud to have their stories told for the first time, including his grandfather 1st Lieutenant Andrew Carrico of Company D who died before publication. 75 years ago, after forming at Camp Toccoa, Georgia under Colonel Orin D. "Hard Rock" Haugen, America's 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment was physically committed to combat in the Pacific Theater on Leyte and Luzon where they played key roles in the liberation of the Philippines during 204 days of combat. After suffering 1,100 casualties, the 511th PIR became the first foreign regiment to occupy Japan in the country's long history after receiving (as part of Major General Joseph May Swing's 11th Airborne Division): 13 Unit Citations, 3 battle stars, 2x Medals of Honor, 9x Distinguished Service Crosses, 432x; Silver Stars, 10x Legion of Merit medals, 56x Soldiers Medals, 1,515x Bronze Star Medal and 41x Air Medals. Signed copies of Jeremy's book on the 511th PIR and 11th Airborne can be purchased here: http://511pir.com/store. Unsigned copies can be purchased on Amazon, at the Camp Toccoa Museum, and wherever military history books are sold. In WHEN ANGELS FALL you will learn about one of America's most elite fighting forces and one of the only parachute units to fight in the Pacific Theater. Their loyalty to each other, ability to endure combat's harsh realities and the emotional struggles they faced to help win the war has earned the 511th PIR the nickname, "The Band of Brothers of the Pacific." For more information on the regiment, visit: http://www.511pir.com For more information or to contact Jeremy for speaking engagements or question on the regiment, visit: http://www.jeremycholm.com Book Testimonials: "I don't read many books these days, but I really enjoyed reading WHEN ANGELS FALL. It is so good and well-written and I even learned so much about another branch of service other than my beloved Navy." -Rear Admiral Edward Kristensen "I believe this book to be a significant contribution to Army and national history. Jeremy has done himself and all the soldiers of the 11th Airborne good with his writing." -Major General Albin Wheeler, Commander, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) "Jeremy Holm tells a story of his grandfather and the history of the 11th Airborne in a masterful way that guides the reader from Camp Toccoa to Tokyo. I know you will find this book rewarding and it will help you better understand, not only the 511th PIR, 11th A/B, but the Pacific Theater of Operations." -Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Massie, Commander, 127th Airborne Engineers Battalion "As one who was liberated along with my parents and younger brother from the Los Baños Prison Camp in February of 1945, once I started to read When Angels Fall, I couldn’t put it down. It is an utterly fascinating story..." -Robert Wheeler, internee rescued by the 511th PIR on February 23, 1945 "A masterfully executed recollection of many accounts of many 511 troopers that somehow keeps you focused as it jumps from one group of man in one episode to another. This is a must own book! It’s easily the best source of information out there." -Trevor Larson, unit historian "An excellent, interesting and well-researched read about the other ‘Band of Brothers’, the heart of the only US Airborne Division, the 11th, who fought the Japanese in the Pacific Theater. Great reading for any student of history, World War II or men in combat." -Ralph, Amazon review
Jeremy Holm: The Liberation of Los Banos
It’s been called the textbook operation of World War II. It was the greatest prison rescue ever; over 2000 prisoners of war liberated and not one them or their liberators killed. Unbelievably, the liberation of Los Banos prison camp by the 511th Parachute Regiment and Hunter’s Philippine Guerrillas went largely unheralded. To share the story of this amazing operation, the MacArthur Memorial hosted Jeremy Holm, author of When Angels Fall: From Toccoa to Tokyo, the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II.
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Rod Serling in World War II: The Twilight Zone and the 11th Airborne Division
Discovery the military service of Rod Serling, Hollywood's Angry Man, who fought with the 11th Airborne Division in World War II. Presented by Jeremy C. Holm, author, historian and 11th Airborne Division Secretary, in this lecture we'll cover Rod's training as a Paratrooper with the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment before the regiment joined the 11th Airborne Division at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. Rod and the 11th Airborne then participated in the famous Knollwood Maneuvers in December of 1943 before the division headed down to Camp Polk, Louisiana where Rod and his fellow Paratroopers got into frequent fights with the areas local armored units. The 11th Airborne Division then headed west to Camp Stoneman, California before sailing to Dobodura, New Guinea during the summer of 1944 where the Angels acclimated and trained to fighting the enemy in the Pacific theater's jungles. Rod and the 511th PIR were then committed to combat on Leyte in late November through Christmas of 1944. During thirty-three days of continual monsoon rains, Rod and his comrades fought the enemy from one side of Leyte to the other, while enduring near-starvation, tropical diseases, enemy infiltrations, leeches, and so on. Rod and the 511th PIR then parachuted onto Luzon in February of 1945 and fought hellacious battles with the Imperial Japanese forces to retake Manila and southern Luzon before the 11th Airborne was sent to be the first unit to land on Japan and guard the departure docks for the surrender ceremony onboard the USS Missouri in September of 1945. We'll discuss how Rod's WWII service led to several of the combat-related scripts that he wrote and how the PTSD he suffered from the war fueled some of his creative energies. Come learn about the military service of Rod Serling, a brilliant writer, producer, actor and loving father and husband. To learn more about Rod Serling and the 11th Airborne, you can purchase the following books on the Angels in World War II: 1. WHEN ANGELS FALL: FROM TOCCOA TO TOKYO, THE 511TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT IN WORLD WAR II - https://www.amazon.com/When-Angels-... And 2. DOWN FROM HEAVEN: THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II - VOLUME 1 CAMP TOCCOA THROUGH LEYTE CAMPAIGN - https://www.amazon.com/Down-Heaven-... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Links mentioned in this video: 1. 511th PIR online museum - www.511pir.com 2. 11th Airborne Division Association website - www.11thairborne.com 3. Rod Serling's appearance on the Jack Benny Show in 1963 -
In Memoriam: Delbert Bob Hayes, D Co, 511 Parachute Infantry, 11th Airborne Division World War II
11th Airborne Division historian and author Jeremy C. Holm put together this video to honor Valparaiso, Indiana's Private Delbert Bob Hayes who was killed on August 12, 1945 at Lipa, Luzon during World War II. Valparaiso's VFW Post 988 is named after this young American who gave his life in the service of his country. Bob was a Paratrooper who served with the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, and fought with The Angels on Luzon from February to August of 1945, participating in the liberation of Manila as well as southern Luzon. Bob's awards and decorations include: The Presidential Unit Citation Two Purple Hearts with oak leaf cluster The Parachutists badge Expert badges with rifle, Carbine and 57 MM bar Asiatic-Pacific theater ribbon with devices: New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon campaign stars The World War II Victory ribbon Philippine Liberation ribbon with bronze star Good Conduct medal American theater ribbon Bob was killed in a plane crash at the Lipa Airstrip West on August 12, 1945. He was just 21. As his obituary states, "Private Hayes was not only a son and a soldier but was loved and held in high esteem by everyone who knew him.” --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To learn more about Bob's 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, you can read: WHEN ANGELS FALL: FROM TOCCOA TO TOKYO, THE 511TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT IN WORLD WAR II - https://www.amazon.com/dp/108730318... To learn more about Bob's 11th Airborne Division in World War II, you can read: DOWN FROM HEAVEN: THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II - VOL 1 CAMP TOCCOA THROUGH LEYTE CAMPAIGN - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8BPD91... We also invite you to visit our two online museums dedicated to the Angels: www.511pir.com and www.11thairborne.com Airborne All the Way!
Interviews With the Angels
1LT Andrew Carrico, D Company, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division - Int. #2
This spur-of-the-moment Christmas interview was done with 1LT Andrew Carrico III who served with the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II from Fort Benning to just outside Manila on Luzon where he was seriously wounded. We called Grandpa "Grandy" (Grandpa+Andy) and we loved him dearly. He served in D Company as Platoon Leader, 1st Platoon and led his men through 33 hellish days of jungle and mountain fighting on Leyte before their February 3, 1945 combat jump on Luzon's Tagaytay Ridge just south of Manila. From there 1st Platoon led the way into Imus and then against the famous Genko Line itself. The Angels then cleared Manila block by block and eliminated Japanese resistance at Nichols Field and Fort McKinley before heading southeast for continued combat operations against the enemy. Andy was wounded during D Company's stand against 100-300 Japanese on Mt. Bijang on March 13, 1945. He was evacuated to the New Bilibid Prison where a hospital had been set up to serve the liberated internees from the Los Banos Raid. He was medically discharged and lived a long wonderful life before passing away peacefully in 2016. I miss him to this day, but was honored to write his war story and those of his comrades in a book found on the website below. For more information on Andy and his comrades in the 511th PIR, please visit www.511pir.com.
1LT Andrew Carrico, III - 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division - Int. #3
Interview with World War II veteran, 1st Lt. "Andy" Carrico of the 511th PIR. Andy fought with the 11th Airborne as a paratrooper in the Pacific Theater. Trained at Fort Benning, Andy transferred to the 511th at Camp Mackall then participated in the Lousiana Maneuvers before heading to Camp Stoneman, California. Sailing to New Guinea, the 511th trained at Dobodura until they sailed to Leyte where they fought a brutal campaign across the island's jungle-covered mountains. After Leyte, the regiment jumped on Tagaytay Ridge, Luzon, then fought north to liberate Manila, including the famous rescue operation at Los Banos of 2,147 internees. After Luzon was declared secure, the regiment prepared for the invasion of Japan before the surrender was declared. The 511th PIR provided the Honor Guard for General Douglas MacArthur aboard the USS Missouri and was the first full regiment to land on Japan. Andy was wounded on Luzon at the Battle of Mt. Bijang. He lived a long, wonderful life as a father, husband and grandfather, passing away on October 13, 2016 at age 98. To read more of Andy's store, please click here - http://www.511pir.com/officers-biog...
Col. Henry A. Burgess US Army 11th Airborne WWII Battle of Manila & Raid on Los Banos 1988 Reunion
Col. Henry A. Burgess US Army 11th Airborne WWII Battle of Manila & Raid on Los Banos 1988 Reunion of Airborne and POWS Internees of Los Banos Interment camp Manila Philippines. 1942 to 1945 History is what is remembered.
1Sgt. William Dubes, D Company, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division
Bill served with the 511th PIR from Camp Toccoa, Georgia all the way to Tokyo, Japan. He endured nearly 200 days of combat and earned was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal with three bronze battle stars, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Philippine Liberation Medal, as well as campaign ribbons for the Pacific Theater. Of note he proudly took part in the regiment's vaunted boxing team which became the bane of other units in the Pacific. Bill said his nose was rearranged for his efforts! He wrote in 2006, "The years between 1942 and 1945 will never be entirely forgotten, in spite of a failing memory; the people I met, lived with, depended on, and shared good and bad experiences with will always be remembered." Bill died on Jan 30, 2012 (Age 88) in Bismarck, North Dakota. For more information, please visit www.511pir.com.
Sgt. Terry Santos Interview - 11th Airborne Division, Alamo Scout, WWII Veteran, Los Baños raider
Cpl. Terry Santos was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 10 October 1921. Upon joining the Army, he underwent basic training at Fort Ord, California. After completing basic he volunteered for the still-new parachutists, better known today as paratroopers. After graduating from jump school at Fort Benning, Georgia, Terry volunteered for special warfare training which comprised training in special weapons, Morse code, semaphore, and sailing. Completing the course, he was assigned to the 11th Airborne Division which was headquartered at Camp Mackall, North Carolina. When the 11th AB sailed for New Guinea, Terry volunteered to serve with the famous Sixth Army Alamo Scouts and received jungle training, hand-to-hand combat training and all infantry weapons training on New Guinea. After graduating from the program's 4th Class, Terry rejoined the 11th Airborne for the division's brutal and bloody Leyte and Luzon campaigns. For full details on the 11th Airborne's history, please visit http://www.511pir.com. While he was a legend within the division among the Angels, Terry is best known for his role in the 11th Airborne's historic raid on the Los Baños Internment Camp where as one of the division's recon scouts Terry helped neutralize the Japanese guards and rescue 2,142 men, women and children and escort them back to safety on Amtracs across Laguna de Bay. This audio-recording interview is of particular interest to those learning about the raid as Terry relates in detail an intriguing tale of the operation. For his part in the raid, Terry was award the Silver Star, America's third highest decoration for valor. After the war, Terry returned home and attended San Francisco State University on the G.I. Bill and became a hydraulic engineer. In 1988, Terry and his fellow Alamo Scouts were awarded the Special Forces Tab recognizing the unit as a forerunner of the modern Special Forces. 18 years later, in 2006 the eighty-five year old Terry was leaving a restaurant in broad daylight when a mugger approached to jump the retired Angel. Reacting with instincts honed through weeks behind enemy lines, Terry brought his cane up and crushed the man's "vitals", then proceeded to pummel him with the cane. A passerby called the police and when they and the medics arrived, the only one to need medical attention was the mugger who had broken ribs and crushed kneecaps. When the astounded officers asked Terry if he did the damage, he responded, "No, my cane did." Terry died died of pneumonia on April 3, 2020, in San Francisco, California, just six months shy of his 100th birthday. He was the last living member of the 11th Airborne Division's famous Recon Platoon, or "Ghost Platoon". Terry Santos was the last surviving member of the 11th Airborne Division's Reconnaissance Platoon. Audio from the National Museum of the Pacific War.
Ionia veteran recalls World War II rescue mission
Frank Krhovsky of Ionia was 19 in early 1945. A paratrooper with the 11th Airborne, he would embark on a bold rescue mission. (Oct. 22, 2018)
Floyd Zobel WWII Airborne Experience.pt1-YouTube HD.mov
World War II vet Floyd Zobel recounts his experience in the 11th Airborne Division, 511th Parachute Infantry, 3rd Battalion, H and I Companies in the Philippines Pacific Theater (Luzon and Leyte).
Veterans History Project - Bruce Cook
Name: Bruce Alan Cook Dates of Service: 1946 - 1948 Highest Rank: Technician Fifth Grade Branch: Airborne Conflict: World War II Unit: 82nd Airborne 11th Airborne Awards: Army Occupation Medal (Japan),Glider Badge,Marksmanship,Parachute Badge and World War II Victory Medal Location of Service: Camp Schimmelpfennig, Japan;Camp Stoneman, California;Fort Benning, Georgia;Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Ft. Sheridan, Illinois Collection #: VHP/2007/286 See more about this veteran in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's Digital Library: http://digital.cincinnatilibrary.or...
Coffee and Conversation, 347: Lloyd Wade - 11th Airborne Division, World War II
Lloyd was a combat engineer in the 11th Airborne Division which participated in two airborne assaults in the Philippines during WWII and was also involved in the liberation of the Los Banos POW camp.
Henry Francis Sleasman, Sergeant First Class, US Army, World War Two
Sergeant First Class Henry Francis Sleasman DOB: 22 April 1926 Hometown: Albany, NY Place of Birth: Albany, NY Inducted: 12 July 1944 Discharged: 12 August 1946 United States. Army World War, 1939-1945 United States. Army. Airborne Division, 11th United States. Army. Field Artillery Battalion, 472nd 3 April 2003 Latham Sleasman, Henry Francis Volunteered to serve with 11th Airborne. Veteran oral history interview published by the New York State Military Museum. The State of New York, the Division of Military and Naval Affairs and the New York State Military Museum are not responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions or manner of expression of the veterans whose historical interviews are presented in this video. The opinions expressed by those interviewed are theirs alone and not those of the State of New York.
Corporal Fred Stafford, B Company, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne
Fred served in World War II as a paratrooper in the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment from Camp Toccoa to Tokyo. During the war, Corporal Stafford trained on New Guinea and then fought on Leyte and Luzon in 204 days of combat. Elements of Fred's 511th PIR earned several unit citations, including the Presidential and Filipino Presidential Unit Citations. They were chosen by General MacArthur to be the first unit into Japan and to guard both himself and the docks used by the dignitaries during the surrender ceremonies onboard the USS Missouri. For more information, visit www.511pir.com.
SGT Richard F. Penwell, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne
Richard fought in World War II with the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division. After completing parachute training at Fort Benning, Richard trained with the regiment on New Guinea and then fought in the Angels' vicious campaigns on Leyte and Luzon, including the retaking of Fort McKinley and participating in the famous raid on Los Banos. He was wounded after the Aparri Operation and evacuated on a hospital ship to San Francisco then was discharged.
WWII Vet Tells The Story That Earned Him The Silver Star
World War II veteran, Mr. Steve Hegedus, served in the US Army with the 11th Airborne Division, 511th parachute infantry. Steve's highest rank was staff sergeant and he served in the Pacific theater. Hear more at https://www.audioburst.com/Historic...
World War II paratrooper discusses near-death experience
On Dec. 4, 1944, in the jungles of the Philippines during World War II, Penn State alumnus Leon Kneebone, now age 99, found himself leading a platoon of 50 to 60 men on a scouting mission to help locate the Japanese position.
Vincent R. Clemente, Private First Class, US Army, World War Two
E-3 (Private First Class) Vincent R. Clemente DOB: 25 June 1923 Hometown: Utica, NY Place of Birth: Utica, NY February 1943 - January 1946 United States. Army World War, 1939-1945 United States. Army. Airborne Division, 11th Service injury: Yes Interviewed by the Rome Free Academy 20 May 2007 Glider training Parachute training Clemente, Vincent R New Guinea Luzon Leyte Okinawa Monsoon Jungle rot Infantry machine-gunner and mortar Veteran oral history interview published by the New York State Military Museum. The State of New York, the Division of Military and Naval Affairs and the New York State Military Museum are not responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions or manner of expression of the veterans whose historical interviews are presented in this video. The opinions expressed by those interviewed are theirs alone and not those of the State of New York.
WWII Veteran Interview with Stanley H. Jones, 187 Glider Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division
On December 17, 2010 Stanley H. Jones sat down at his home in Estes Park, CO and told of his experiences in World War II. Stan, born at Ft. Benning, GA and raised at various bases in the States, Panama, and Hawaii as the family followed his father's army career, would go on to serve in the army himself. He has the distinction of being one of the few people who can say they were at Pearl Harbor at the start of the war and in Japan at the war's end. With his father stationed at Schofield Barracks, he experienced the Japanese attack on Dec. 7th. He would serve as a platoon leader in Co. A., 187th Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne, eventually becoming a company commander. He was in the Philippines preparing for the planned invasion of the Japanese homeland when the atomic bombs were dropped and the war ended. The 11th then quickly moved up to Japan to secure an airfield for MacArthur's arrival to sign the peace treaty. Jones would go on to serve 3 1/2 years in Japan as part of the occupation forces. After his service, he got his Bachelors and Masters in Forestry. He worked for the forest service, followed by a career for a number of years in the lumber industry and finished his working career as the building inspector for the town of Estes Park. In his retirement, Stanley and his lovely wife Caroline have traveled extensively. Stan has three daughters, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. For more information on the 11th Airborne Division in World War II, please visit www.511pir.com. From Northern Colorado Veterans History Project
Earl Jeffers Veteran Interview
Earl Jeffers, 11th Airborne Division of the US Army. Served during World War II in the Philippines. Mr. Jeffers was a Bronze Star recipient, which is discussed in the video.
World War II Veteran | William C. Kitchen
Harold was born on January 7, 1923 in Blanca, Colorado. He was drafted to the 11th Airborne Division (“Angels”), which was the only airborne division in the Pacific Theater of Operations involved in its first action on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Harold served as a cryptographer, encrypting and decrypting messages, in the 511th Airborne Signal Company of the 11th Airborne Division. What is Values Talk? In a world that's constantly changing and full of distractions, we are all striving to identify what is truly important in life. Naturally, this journey can often be confusing and burdensome, especially when done on our own. What would happen if we asked for advice? What if we found those who have already lived long, full lives and just listened to what they had to say? What would we learn? Values Talk seeks to answer those questions. Through a series of interviews, we attempt to uncover a collection of rich stories, valuable lessons and, perhaps, a few secrets to happiness, as told by the people who have gained the wisdom that only comes with age. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel and join my conversations about life lessons, the importance of values, and the wisdom of age through interviews with the Silent Generation. Visit our page: www.valuestalk.com Follow us on Instagram: valuestalk Like us on Facebook: valuestalkshow Music Credit S Cold Dead Wind by Kyle Preston. License 798960 Empty Seats by Roland Bingaman. License 798960 Impavid by Charlie Ryan. License 798960 The End by Dexter Britain. License MB010OR4PH3BIVN Video Archive Credit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-K... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QZ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAE... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpH... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbM... Interviewed and directed by: Alex Vinokourov Videographer and Video Editor: David Belinskiy | belinskiy.films Interview Location: Sandy Historical Society | https://www.sandyhistory.com
Leyte and Luzon
Aerial Resupply on Leyte, 1944
Footage of a 511th PIR field hospital in Leyte, Philippine Islands, December 1944.
511th Parachute Infantry Regiment Jumps on Luzon (probably Tagaytay) February 1945, Philippines WWII
US Army Activity on Luzon Near Binalonan, Camiling, Tarlac, Clark Field Philippine Islands
US Army activity on Luzon, Philippine Islands during the drive on Manila. Shows the aftermath of a counterattack by Japanese tanks near Binalonan. Troops then continue south through Camiling and Tarlac and capture Clark Field. Shows a visit by General Douglas MacArthur to the Filipino cemetery at Camp O'Donnell, terminus of the Bataan Death March. Tanks and Infantry of the 8th Army's 11th Corps push inland after landing northwest of Subic Bay in a flanking move on Manila. Also shows paratroopers of the 11th Airborne Division landing on a mission to take Tagaytay Ridge. (I have previously uploaded a video of the 11th Airborne's landing near Aparri in northern Luzon which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HY... ) Public domain footage from CB No. 43 produced by the US Army Signal Corps' Army Pictorial Service. Thanks for watching and please like, comment, share and Subscribe! Also please feel free to use YouTube's embed feature to put any of my videos on your blogs, forums, articles, & websites, etc. Subscribe/Channel Homepage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM... Follow on Tumblr at: http://historyflicks4u.tumblr.com/ and Twitter at: https://twitter.com/HistoryFlicks4U
Nasugbu Landing 1945
On Jan. 31, 1945, the four-kilometer strip of Nasugbu Beach became the site of a historic landing that helped turn the tide of war in favor of American forces in the Philippines. This amphibious landing of troops and tons of military equipment and supplies was ordered by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to "establish a line of advance on Manila from the southwest." Lt. Gen. Robert Eichelberger, Commanding General of the US Eight Army, personally led the landing of 8,000 men of the 11th Airborne Division commanded by Major Gen. Joseph Swing. The landing began at 5 a.m. that day with the boom of a naval gun awakening Nasugbueños fro their sleep. The cannonade continued as almost a hundred ships, big and small, dotted the waters of the bay. By afternoon, Nasugbu was completely liberated and there was along procession of people who returned to their homes in the poblacion. The 11th Airborne Division, aided by guerilla units (ROTC Hunters, Blue Eagle, Fil-American, LICOPA and CAGALAC guerillas) raced on the national road to Tagaytay Ridge almost unopposed, for the remnants of the Japanese forces in the area hastily retreated to eastern part of Batangas. Together with the Sixth Army and Eighth Army forces that had earlier landed in Lingayen and in Zambales, respectively, and with the invaluable help of the Filipino guerillas, the 11th Airborne Division launched a double-pincer drive that liberated Manila and its suburbs in February 1945. info from http://www.theartistweb.net/sites/n... video from http://www.criticalpast.com NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED! Like us on facebook.com/Nasugbu.ph follow us on twitter.com/nasugbu_ph
Raid on Los Baños
The February 1945 raid to rescue prisoners of war is considered the model for an airborne operation. The History Guy remembers the Raid on Los Baños during World War II. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provide illustration. As images of actual events are sometimes not available, images of similar objects and events are used for illustration. This episode deals with a period of conflict. All events are portrayed in historical context and for educational purposes. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHistory... Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheHistoryG... The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered is the place to find short snippets of forgotten history from five to fifteen minutes long. If you like history too, this is the channel for you. Subscribe for more forgotten history: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4... Awesome The History Guy merchandise is available at: https://teespring.com/stores/the-hi... Script by JCG #wwii #ushistory #thehistoryguy
WW 2 PACIFIC LUZON Attack on Hill 2380 by 11th AIRBORNE 1945
USMC's IWO JIMA's MOUNT SURIBACHI WAS ONLY 554 FEET IN ELEVATION, BUT THEY CALLED IT A MOUNTAIN. THE US ARMY'S ANGELS OF THE 11TH AIRBORNE AND 1st CAVALRY ATTACK A HILL 2,380 FEET IN ELEVATION, BUT THEY CALLED SOMETHING MORE THAN 4 TIMES HIGHER THAN MOUNT SURIBACHI A HILL. USMC DRAMA QUEEN THEATRICS! MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLE HILL AND CREATING THE LEGEND SINCE 1775 AT TUN TAVERN!!! IMAGINE THAT?!?! ;-)
Rescue at Los Banos
11th Airborne Los Banos Rescue 1945. The 11th Airborne rescue of some 2000 prisoners from the Los Banos Japanese Prison Camp in the Philippines in 1945. It was one of the most dramatic operations of World War II: on February 23rd, 1945, just a few months before the end of the conflict, a combined force of American paratroopers, Filipino guerrillas and amphibious tanks liberated over 2,000 prisoners who were facing a massacre at the hands of their Japanese captors. Incredibly, not a single prisoner was killed in the attack. Rescue: Allied Prisoners, Los Banos, Luzon, Philippine Islands. From the Internet Archive, U.S. Army Air Forces "Combat Subjects" # 3274 footage of the Los Banos Raid. National Archives Identifier 4854.
187th Infantry, 11th Airborne in Sulac, Batangas
In March 1945, as the United States Army tried to close the pincer movement that would pin Japanese forces in Lipa, Batangas, troops of the 187th Infantry of the 11th Airborne Division had to fight through a tiny barrio between the towns of Sto. Tomas and Lipa. This video documents the detachments movement through the barrio of Sulac or, in Tagalog, Sulok or corner. Video credit: United States National Archives. Get more Batangas History at https://www.batangashistory.date/.
11th Airborne Jump School, Lipa Airstrip
In 1945, in the lull before the Allied forces jumped off to Okinawa from the Philippines after liberating the latter of Japanese forces, the 11th Airborne took the opportunity to train newly-arrived replacement troops in parachuting. The "Jump School" was located at the Lipa Airstrip, Lipa, Batangas. Video credit: United States National Archives. Get more Batangas History at https://www.batangashistory.date/.
Kay Kyser Show For The 11th Airborne Division, Lipa, Philippines, 08/07/1945 (full)
Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. Sound is messed up. No National Archives description.
General Walter C. Krueger Inspects 11th Airborne Division at Lipa, Airstrip on July 19, 1945
After their bloody battles to liberate Manila and southern Luzon, the 11th Airborne Division received General Walter C. Krueger, commander of the U.S. Sixth Army, whom the 11th AB had fought under. This review took place on the tarmacs and airstrips of the Lipa airfield just outside Lipa, Batangas, Luzon, Philippines (now modern day Basilio Fernando Air Base). You can see General Krueger greeted by the 11th Airborne Division's Major General Joseph May Swing before Krueger pins various commendations on the shirts of select Angels. The division then marches before Krueger and Swing and several sticks of paratroopers jump from C-47s to join the parade, as well as several gliders cut loose to land and the troopers onboard rushed to join as well. The video also shows glider takeoff, landing and recovery techniques, all performed by the Angels' 187th and 188th Glider Infantry Regiments in conjunction with local Allied Troop Carrier units. Lastly, there is some footage of General Douglas MacArthur greeting other high ranking officers at a Manila airfield, likely Nichols Field in late July 1945. For more information on the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment or the 11th Airborne Division, please visit www.511pir.com
11th Airborne Division Landing Near Aparri Luzon Philippine Islands WW2
11th Airborne Landing Near Aparri Luzon Philippine Islands. Paratroopers from the 11th Airborne Division land early in the morning of June 23, 1945 near Aparri on Luzon in the Philippine Islands. Troops and supplies are dropped from C-47s with CG-4 gliders towed by C-46s following shortly afterward. The purpose of the landing in the was to cut off the escape route of an estimated 20,000 Japanese troops trapped in the Cagayan Valley while the 37th Division drives up from the south. Thanks for watching and please like, comment, share and Subscribe! Also please feel free to use YouTube's embed feature to put any of my videos on forums or your website. Follow on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/HistoryFlicks4U Follow on Tumblr at: http://historyflicks4u.tumblr.com
11th Airborne Division Operations in Aparri WWII
Footage of operations of the US Army's 11th Airborne Division, who had flown out from the Lipa Airfield in Batangas, in Aparri in northern Luzon, Philippines. Video credit: United States Army Signal Corps and the United States National Archives. Get more Batangas History at https://www.batangashistory.date/.
Okinawa and Japan
Airborne division entering planes and Japanese envoys land at Ie Shima on way to Manila
On 18th August, 1945, a party of 16 Japanese envoys headed by Lieutenant General Kawabe Takashio, Vice Chief of the Japanese general staff, landed on the tiny island of Ie Shima near Okinawa. They arrived in two white Mitsubishi (Betty) naval bombers bearing green (surrender) crosses on the fuselage and wings. The Japanese were transferred to an American Douglas C54 Skymaster military transport and flown to Manila to General Macarthur's headquarters. There are also some shots of troops of the 11th Airborne Division (American) emplaning. Harry Potter of the Australian evening paper and Roy Driver, Department of Information cameraman, fly to Japan with the 11th Airborne Division.
THE 11th AIRBORNE LEADS ALLIED FORCES LANDING IN JAPAN 30 August 1945
The Angels of the 11th Airborne Division were the first allied forces to enter Japan on 30 August 1945. Lieutenant General, US Army, William P. Yarborough (known as the 'Father of the Modern Green Berets.') wrote, "The inclusion of the 11th Airborne Division in General Douglas MacArthur's order of battle constituted a quantum leap in the tactical and strategic options open to him. This was an outfit which could operate amphibiously, by parachute, with gliders and as elite ground combat teams operating BEHIND ENEMY LINES with equal enthusiasm and skill. It was most appropriate for the 11th Airborne Angels to have been given the honor of being the first American force to enter defeated Japan in an occupation role. Above all, the history hopes to make clear, without boasting, the glory which belongs to the Division, and the men who formed it, because it has a combat record second to none."
OCCUPATION OF JAPAN BY U.S. ARMY BIG PICTURE TV SHOW 58124
The United States Army presents “The Big Picture Occupation of Japan,” — a Signal Corps Pictorial Center produced weekly television report that highlighted the occupation of Japan at the end of World War II. The film also focused on the United States’ important role in rebuilding and strengthening Japan after the war. The 1953 U.S. Army training film begins with an introduction from Sergeant Stuart Queen (1919–1981), a World War II veteran and Korean War combat broadcaster, who says earnestly into the camera, “Japan is the key to the fate of the Far East. Once again for the second time in the march of modern history those words have urgent reality. But now there is a difference in their meaning.” He goes on to discuss the United States’ multi-level relationship with Japan (0:46). Next, we see footage of United States former occupation troops arriving back to their base in Japan and being greeted by a cheering Japanese crowd waving American flags in the next clip (1:35). The narrator reminds viewers that the troops are seen by the Japanese people “not as overlords, not as antagonist, not as men who are distrusted and feared and resented, but as friends.” The film then moves to American troop marching through the streets of Japan in the fall of 1945, while Japanese residents stood silent, worried and huddled near the streets (mark 2:57). At mark 03:22, we’re shown a clip of Japan after the war, decimated cities and architecture, destroyed roads and displaced citizens, then at mark 3:52 we see a “new” Japan, now completely rebuilt with towering buildings, rebuilt roads and a bustling, active city. We see at mark 4:25 a large group of Japanese citizens at a rally listening to what appears to be a Communist leader. At mark 4:45 we see Japanese mob demonstration and a car set on fire. At mark 6:05, we see workers hard at work. At mark 6:23, the narrator discusses Japan’s new constitution, developed with America’s assistance and other reforms, including Japan’s new civil liberties, freedom of democracy and the redistribution of farmland. The film shows us the Army’s medical corp emergency aid transportation and heroic nurses and doctors who rushed to aid the sick after a floodwater catastrophe (mark 9:35). Industrious Japanese citizens are seen creating toys from discarded tin cans and fishermen combing the seas for one of the most important staples in Japanese diets (mark 10:50). Notable footage includes a mass production plant with busy Japanese laborers (01:03), American leaders and high ranking soldiers meeting Japanese citizens, American soldiers talking to Japanese citizens and exchanged customs from Santa Claus to Boys Scout (07:50). The military occupation of Japan ended on April 28, 1952, shown here during a signing of a peace treaty. Japan surrendered to the Allies on August 14, 1945, ending World War II. The Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II was led by General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers, with support from the British Commonwealth. By the end of 1945, more than 350,000 US personnel were stationed throughout Japan. By the beginning of 1946, replacement troops began to arrive in the country in large numbers and were assigned to MacArthur's Eighth Army, headquartered in Tokyo's Dai-Ichi building. Of the main Japanese islands, Kyūshū was occupied by the 24th Infantry Division, with some responsibility for Shikoku. Honshu was occupied by the First Cavalry Division. Hokkaido was occupied by the 11th Airborne Division. From the official government catalog: "THE BIG PICTURE is the official television report by the U.S. Army to its members and to the American people. Subject matter for episodes ranges from historic moments in the Army's proud history to up-to-the-moment coverage of current actions and accomplishments." After The Big Picture's run on ABC ended, it aired in syndication for several more years, running on some local television stations well into the early 1970s. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD, 2k and 4k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
At Arlington National Cemetery In Honor Of Herbert A. Shapiro, Command Sergeant Major U.S. Army
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11th Airborne: From Philippines to Occupation (WW2HRT_30-03)
Jerry Devlin, author of Back to Corregidor, along with Veterans of the 11th Airborne Division will reveal the Vertical Assaults in the Philippines and early security in Japan.
Join the 11th Airborne Division Association!
Join the 11th Airborne Division Association, a community of veterans and airborne supporters and enthusiasts with over five decades of serving the 11th Airborne Division's Angels, their leadership and their families. Join author and historian Jeremy C. Holm for this brief introduction to this historic organization and get to know the many benefits and privileges of association membership. As World War II-era Angel Staff Sergeant James Wilson (B-511 PIR) once said, the 11th Airborne Division is "the best there ever was!" We invite you to join the 11th Airborne Division Association, an organization with decades of serving the Angels who have served and do serve our country, as well as their families. PLEASE NOTE: Regular (New and Renewals) and Lifetime Memberships are for anyone who has ever served or is currently active duty in the 11th Airborne Division or the 11th Air Assault (Test). Associate Memberships (New and Renewals) are for anyone who wishes to honor and preserve the airborne spirit. TO JOIN PLEASE VISIT http://www.11thairborne.com/11th-ai... The 11th Airborne Division Association is a 501(c)(19) organization that was created to honor and promote the legacy of our mighty 11th Airborne Division as well as provide a community of Angels for all those who have served with and support us, from World War II to our modern Arctic Angels. THE PURPOSE OF THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION ASSOCIATION IS TO: 1. Provide avenues of connection for past and current 11th Airborne Division veterans and their families 2. Plan events and communication media for member and the public 3. Maintain a record of division and related member activities 4. Maintain a close liaison with active duty Angels and their leadership and families 5. Educate the public, and membership, about the legacy and contributions of the 11th Airborne Division 6. Provide support mechanisms for active duty Angels and their families 7. And more The 11th Airborne Division Association was the dream of members of the Division who wanted to be sure the unit did not totally cease to exist by starting an Association. The names of all of the members are unknown as many of the records and financial records have been destroyed or lost over the years, but the association has a long and strong history of providing a gathering place for Angels and those interested in our unit's proud legacy. Two of the original members were Richard Hoyt (511th Signals Company, 1942-1945) and Ted Lewis (HQS-675th PFAB, 1943-1946). These two Angels met in San Antonio, Tx in 1968 and discussed what and how to get the association started. It was decided to contact everyone they knew to pass the information. Considering that this was done in the pre-internet days, the details of how they did this must have been an outstanding achievement. The first copy of The Voice of the Angels was published in late 1968 with the editor being Richard Hart and later Jerry Davis (H-511, 1943-1945). Since that initial startup, there have been, as of this writing, over 220 issues mailed to the members of the Association. In that time, not a single quarter mailing has been missed. The 11th Airborne Division Association built a monument to the Division, designed and sculpted by world-famous artist and Association member William "Bill" Porteous (HQ2-511, 1942-1945). Bill's breath-taking statue was placed at Soldier Field in Fort Benning GA on October 12, 1989 at a cost of almost $185,000.00 This was totally paid for by the Association membership and friends. The area where it was placed was an active part of the Post at that time. Over the years this area was to be designated as a housing area for families stationed at Benning and living on the Post. We were asked to regift the monument to the Army again and have it moved, again at our expense. Everyone joined together and the Association was again able to get donations of $62,500 00 to cover the movement of the monument to the new location. The new location is on the Airborne Walk directly in front of the Headquarters of 507th PIR who oversees the Jump School training. The first thing and the last thing a new parachutist coming to Fort Benning for training will see is our beloved monument. The 11th Airborne Division Association has remained active over these years, from 1968 to today. We have held a Reunion every 2 years since the inception all across this great nation that we have served and sacrificed for and we look forward to future reunions and invite you to join us. TO JOIN PLEASE VISIT http://www.11thairborne.com/11th-ai... We also have a Ladies Auxiliary called the Angelettes which is a major part of the unit. Without the help of our Angelettes, we would be a lot less than a total Association. For more information on the 11th Airborne Division Association, please visit www.11thairborne.com today. Down From Heaven Comes Eleven! Airborne All the Way.