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551st Parachute Infantry Association

551st Parachute Infantry Association

The 551st Parachute Infantry Association, originally activated back in 1984, is now re-activated. To become a member email us at info@551pib.us. GOYA!

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3 weeks ago

551st Parachute Infantry Association

Good morning from the “Home of the Infantry!” GOYA!🌴 AIRBORNE!! ... See More from 551See Less from 551

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Can anybody point me in the direction of those coffee mugs? Thanks in advance!

Good morning from South of France. 🌴GOYA! 🌴

2 months ago

Claude Orban

Souvenir : 75th Anniversary Operation Dragoon , Aout 2019 GOYA ... See More from 551See Less from 551

Some additional photos of the 551st's jump onto Drop Zone “A” looking southwest from Landing Zone “O” [550th Glider Infantry & Glider element of British 2nd Independent Para Brigade] shortly after 1800hrs on 15 August 1944

Thanks to our friends at the "Glider-Borne" FB page for the photos

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Some additional photos of the 551sts jump onto Drop Zone “A” looking southwest from Landing Zone “O” [550th Glider Infantry & Glider element of British 2nd Independent Para Brigade] shortly after 1800hrs on 15 August 1944

Thanks to our friends at the Glider-Borne FB page for the photos

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=Gliderborne&set=a.2690460387837462Image attachment

77 years ago - 15 August 1944....Operation DRAGOON

At 1804hrs local time, the 46 Officers and 796 NCOs and Enlisted "GOYAs" of the 551st Parachute Infantry conduct their only combat parachute assault during WWII into Drop Zone "A" at Valbourges near Le Muy in Southern France during Operation DRAGOON - 15 August 1944

1515hrs:
Put on parachutes and equipment; check equipment; prepare to load aircraft

1530hrs:
Load C-47s

1550hrs:
Takeoff from Montalto Airfield enroute to DZ “A”

1618hrs:
Aircraft serial assembled in flight; start heading towards Southern France

1800hrs:
Cross the French coast; “Red Light”on; Paratroopers inside the C-47s stand up, hook up, and check equipment

1804hrs:
“Green Light” over DZ “A” – all jumps complete for 551st by 1810hrs.
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77 years ago - 15 August 1944....Operation DRAGOON

At 1804hrs local time, the 46 Officers and 796 NCOs and Enlisted GOYAs of the 551st Parachute Infantry conduct their only combat parachute assault during WWII into Drop Zone A at Valbourges near Le Muy in Southern France during Operation DRAGOON - 15 August 1944

1515hrs:
Put on parachutes and equipment; check equipment; prepare to load aircraft

1530hrs:
Load C-47s

1550hrs:
Takeoff from Montalto Airfield enroute to DZ “A”

1618hrs:
Aircraft serial assembled in flight; start heading towards Southern France

1800hrs:
Cross the French coast; “Red Light”on; Paratroopers inside the C-47s stand up, hook up, and check equipment

1804hrs:
“Green Light” over DZ “A” – all jumps complete for 551st by 1810hrs.

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We’ll never forget. GOYA!

GOYA! 🌴

GOYA!

GOYA!🌴

Incredible photo! GOYA!

Forever in our hearts …🇺🇸🇫🇷

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