Original Battalion John
Cole provides on account of his service as an officer in American's first parachute
battalion. The account
also includes many photos of the 501 PB.
Airborne Training Of The 84th Infantry Division at Camp Claiborne, LA by COL
(Ret.) James E. Mrazek
How two ignorant and inebriated
troopers almost murdered Bill Tom, a Chinese-American paratrooper, of the 17th
Airborne training of the First Special Service Force
Personal Beachhead Bradley
Biggs, the first commissioned officer of the 555 PIB (Triple Nickles), describes his first
day as a paratrooper.
Smoke Jumpers The
Triple Nickles battle forest fires in Oregon caused by
Japanese incendiary balloons.