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Pvt Richard C. Allemang of the 508th Parachute Inf., Ft. Benning, Ga., is home for a 10-day furlough with his family on North Main Street.  He has completed 13 weeks basic training at Camp Blanding, Fla. and three weeks jump training at Ft. Benning and is now a full-fledged paratrooper.  He was awarded his "paratrooper wings" on Saturday, February 27.  He will return to Ft. Benning on March 12.
[The Marysville Tribune (Marysville, Ohio) · Mon, Mar 8, 1943,· Page 2]  [PDF]

Private William D. Garletts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Garletts of Tunnelton, W. Va., formerly of Connellsville, has won the right to wear Wings and Boots of the United States Paratroops.  He has completed four weeks of jump training during which he made five jumps from a plane in flight, the last a tactical jump at night involving a combat problem on landing at Fort Benning, Ga.

[The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, Wednesday, May 31, 1944, Page 3]


Pvt Walter G. Woods 508th U.S. Army Parachute infantry, located at Fort Benning, Ga., is spending a few days furlough with his parents on Highland avenue.  He has successfully passed his parachute training making five successful jumps from a plane.  He has received his wings..
Dunkirk Evening Observer (Dunkirk, New York) · Fri, Mar 12, 1943· Page 10]  [PDF]

Corporal Lloyd Kempf
of the 508th Parachute Infantry, Camp Benning, Ga., is spending a furlough here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kempf, of Janeway street.
The Kane Republican (Kane, Pennsylvania) · Fri, Mar 12, 1943, Page 8]  [PDF}

Today Is The Day

For weeks and weeks,
   I've worked darn hard,
Doing tumbles, pushups and such;
   But today is the day,
I'm on my way,
   I'm a qualified jumper.
There's thrills and chills,
   scares and cares,
"When going out of that plane;
   But today is the day,
   I can proudly say,
   Hurrah, I've made it.

/s/ Adam [Sobczyk]
[courtesy of Debra Wozniak]


Pvt Albert Mocniak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mocniak, Old Forge [PA], has been awarded his wings as paratrooper at Fort Benning, Ga.

[change of address notice]

Pvt Willard Samuel Haring , Band, 508th Parachute Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga.

[Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania) · Sat, Feb 27, 1943 · Page 6]


   Pvt Sigmund J. Zbyinski, husband of Mrs. Mary Zbyinski, 7040 Stewart av., now wears the wings and boots of army paratroopers.  He recently completed four weeks of jump training.

[Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL· 12 Nov 1944, Sun, Page [49]

Pfc Curtis D. Head, son of Mr. Mrs. C. W. Head, of Cullman, Route 8, has been awarded the paratroopers wings at Fort. Benning, Ga.

[The Cullman Democrat, Cullman, AL, 13 Apr 1944, Thu Page 1]


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