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Southern France, British Airborne, SS/Wehrmacht, General World War 2, Museums, Parachute Regimental Association, Equipment

 

 

Pegasus Archive

 

Origins, Sicily, Normandy, Southern France, Arnhem, Rhine Crossing

 

 

Southern France

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1st Airborne Task Force - The Forgotten Paratroopers

French language website including a description of Operation Rugby.

 

517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945

A very detailed website about the history of the 517th. 

 

Parachute Regiment War Dead, Buried in France

Contains names and basic details of all members of the Airborne Forces buried in France. Includes photographs of most headstones.

 

 

British Airborne

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Para Data

The archive of the British Airborne Forces.

 

Aircrew Remembered

Glider Pilot Regiment fatalities database

 

Allied Special Forces Association - Memorial Grove

A Roll of Honour website.

 

The Assault Glider Project

Sister site of the above. Builders of life sized replica gliders.

 

The Glider Pilot Regiment 1942 - 1945

A history of the Regiment during the war.

 

 

SS/Wehrmacht

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www.feldgrau.com

The German Armed Forces, 1919-1945. Excellent site. Includes detailed unit histories.

 

 

General World War 2

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224 Airborne Medical Company

 

Aircrew Remembered

 

Chindit Chasing, Operation Longcloth 1943

 

Ecos da Segunda Guerra

Brazilian website about the Second World War.

 

Military History Encyclopedia on the Web

Covers all theatres and periods of military history. Includes biographies and equipment.

 

The Pathfinder Year - 97 Squadron at Bourn

 

Wartime Press

 

World War 2 Photofinder

 

World War II Plus 55

An excellent site. A day by day history of World War 2.

 

 

Museums

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Airborne Assault Museum

The Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces, at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

 

The Museum of Army Flying

Based in Hampshire. Contains a collection of gliders.

 

 

Parachute Regimental Association

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The Airborne Engineers Association

 

British Airborne Forces Association (Vic) Inc.

Contains many excellent and vivid accounts by veterans.

 

British Airborne Forces (N.Z.) Inc.

 

Ex-Red Devil's Worldwide

Contains many Airborne related pages.

 

Leicester Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

 

Lothian Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

Contains a number of veterans stories.

 

Parachute 2 Club

Membership is open to all Past & Present Parachute trained personnel who served at anytime in or with the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. Includes a complete 2 Para Roll of Honour.

 

Pudsey Paras

The Bradford Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association.

 

The Royal Cornwall Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association

 

 

Equipment

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British WW2 Airborne Militaria

High quality pictures of the fighting knife carried by paratroopers and commandos. Also includes Airborne clothing.

 

The Enigma Machine

Links to numerous detailed websites.

 

The Handley-Page HALIFAX

Contains technical details as well as histories and a Roll of Honour of Halifax squadrons.

 

The RAF Short Stirling Bomber Homepage

Excellent site on the bomber.

 

Signals Collection '40-'45

Details of Allied radio equipment throughout the war, including the airborne's Type 19, 22, and 68 sets.

 

The Stirling Project

Contains images and diagrams.

 

The Vickers Machine Gun

A great deal of information about the famous machine gun.

 

The Wireless Set No.19 Homepage

A large site about the military and civilian service of the Type 19 radio set.