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#1 Greg Sebring

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:08 PM

Here are my dad's qualification certificates. Both are dated well after he was doing both. He rode a glider into Normandy on 6/6/44 and he went to jump school in Berlin after the surrender. Rumors were running rampant that the 82nd Airborne was going to be deployed to the Pacific and dad said he did not want to make a glider landing on an island. He added that out of the post war boredom and desire for extra $$$, that too pushed him to jump out of planes and hit the silk. I also like the fact that the Division Commander, MG Jim Gavin, signed dads jump certificate.

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#2 Mark VdB

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 06:53 AM

Great http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Thanks for sharing Greg.

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#3 Gregory

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 11:46 AM

Yes, great topic, for the first time I can see such personal documents of the airborne trooper.

According to this web site the glider assault badge was for elite glidermen either highly experienced or/and better trained than standard glider infantry training.

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Greg


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