Latest Paratrooper Stories

2010-04-12 14:15:00

AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. paratroopers here recently installed newly-donated off-road lights on their convoy escort vehicles. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100412/LA84862) Paratroopers from Company A, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), installed the lights, donated by Off-Road Adventures Magazine, on 15 of their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Mechanics from a sister company...

2009-11-13 18:46:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Hermann Historica oHG of Munich, Germany, the world leader in handling sales of militaria antiquities, antique arms and armour, firearms, hunting collectibles, orders and decorations as well as objects of military history, today concluded its auction of one of the most extensive and well preserved private collections of World War II artifacts. Following two days of bidding at the auction site in La Gua, France, as well as by telephone and Internet, the...

2008-07-08 12:00:49

By Graham Bardgett Although two hours late in its departure from Coventry, it touched down at 4.30pm -- its distinctive engine heard across the entire airfield. As depicted in the famous war film A Bridge Too Far the Dakota had flown paratroopers from 82nd Airborne Division of America into Holland. This same Dakota had also taken part in the Berlin airlift of 1948 as the Iron Curtain was being erected across Europe, the beginning of the Cold War. The Belfast Telegraph's own veteran...

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