Green Light, Go!
Might not, ten thousand men descending from the clouds do in many places
an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together
to repel them. - Benjamin Franklin
in Arms: Untold Story of the 502nd
The History channel two part show that has been on TV is available for
purchase on DVD. The 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the famed 101st
Airborne Division was one of the most decorated units of D-Day. In this
riveting new series hosted by Ron Livingston (Band of Brothers), archival
footage, interviews with veterans and detailed re-enactments combine to
tell the complete story of the 502nds accomplishments during D-Day
and afterwards. Take a look
here for more information or to purchase
Historical Reenactment Society, Inc.
The HBO TV mini-series is now on DVD and VHS. Take a look in the links
section for more information on the Band
Welcome to the Kickoff CP. Home of the Widowmakers.
Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne 502nd PIR (the "Widowmakers")
are taking a break. Notice in the background the Widowmaker insignia.
This unapproved bat wings and skull was designed by Major Hal McGowan
in 1941, when the 502 was still a battalion.
Stories To Share?
Veterans, if you were a member of the 502nd PIR contact
us and tell us your story. We encourage the
need to tell stories and appreciate the sacrifies made for our freedom!
"The Widowmaker Member
The Widowmaker members only section is available for all active members
of C Co., 1st Bat./502PIR to get the latest unit intel.
In Rare Fashion
This picture was taken in Hochneukirch, Germany April, 1945. Capt. Pangerl
was the IPW officer and Lt. Rice served as assistant S-2 officer. Notice
how they are both wearing M-42 jump suits which is rare for this period
in the war.
We promote, educate, and
honor the heritage of the WW2 paratrooper!
Do you have questions, comments, or would like a display about airborne
us. It is our honor to remember the heritage
of these great warriors.
We are always updating our site. So please keep coming back for more new
The 502nd PIR Wants You! If you would like information on being a part
of our group and would like information or to join please feel free to
Volunteer For The Pathfinders
Our whole equipment section covers paratroopers and the pathfinders. If
you would like information on being a part of our pathfinder impression
please feel free to contact
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