517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team

Airborne and Paratrooper Links

WWII 82nd Airborne poster
  paratrooper jump video from www.infantry.army.mil
Heartland Airborne Memorial
The Static Line
The Dropzone
  The Dropzone -Europe
Red Hat Chapter web site. This Site is dedicated to all Military Parachute Riggers of all Nations, both Active Duty, Honorably Discharged, Reserve and National Guard.           
Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation
American Airborne Association, publisher of the Airborne Quarterly magazine
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Paratrooper.net (Airborne on the Web (AOTW)
AOTW's Other Paratrooper Links
AOTW Hooah
AOTW Airborne Sounds
  World War II Airborne Demonstration Team
Full speech

Remarks by General Henry H. Shelton
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
at the 60th Anniversary of the Airborne
Fort Benning, Georgia, April 13, 2000

US Airborne in WWII - a site containing information about the 82nd Airborne and the various divisions and units attached, including the 517th.
  The Original Parachute Songbook from Wendy Faulkner
  Paratroopers Database - Find Old Buddies
  The Assembly Area
  The Army Airborne School (Fort Benning)
  Dropzone Press
  United States Combat Jumps
  Col. Holeman's International Paratrooper page
  504th Parachute Infantry Home Page
  504th PIR; 82nd Airborne; Fort Bragg
  The 504th PIR in World War II
  The 506th Infantry Regiment Association
  1st Battalion 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment
  American Paratrooper: Units, History, and Organizations
  A Salute to Paratroopers of the 40's
  Gavin's Paratroopers: The Type of Men
  Airborne and Special Operations Insignia
  U.S. Army Parachute Badge History
  Equipment for Airborne Troops (1944)
  Paratrooper Jewelry
  Airborne Links
  Airborne Bar and Grill including Hooah
  Airborne Stuff - including Murphy's Laws of Combat
  Thunder from Heaven - a UK-based living history group dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the U.S. Airborne Soldier.
Parachute Screen Saver - from 173rd Airborne site and Strange Software

Chutes drops paratroops from a trusty Dakota aircraft; most drift gently downward, though the parachute packers are not always as reliable as they might be.