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STICK NUMBER AND COMPOSITION NORMANDY D DAY 44


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The compostion of pathfinders sticks of the 101st & 82nd are sometimes available since a great deal of them were photographied before their flight to Normandy.

You might try to contact Mr. Marc Laurenceau at:

https://www.dday-overlord.com/contact-webmaster

 

Most of the composition of the pathfinders are on his website and maybe he could help you

 

 

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Although not at all a comparrison to D Day or actual combat, When we flew on Choppers in the Army Guard.

....We made up chalk lists of our chalks... equivelant to sticks....

We made 3 copies.. one we kept and 2 went to the LT. The LT kept one and passed the other one along.

They were hand written lists of who was in what aircraft. Their Name... SS ..number and weapons number.

They were all hand written at the time and thrown away afterward.

Is it possible they handled it much the same way? They still had a war to fight

and after the drop, they made their reports at some point and moved on. Im thinking

those records of the sticks may not have been preserved. ????

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Im thinking they would have recorded the names of the men whose aircraft were lost. ... And the rest of the lists disposed of.

They only exception might be a squad leader who for whatever reason held onto it ( From their aircraft) but you would think they would get rid of something like that asap so as not to be found on them if captured.

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I'm also looking for this kind of information for a platoon sergeant from B company 501st PIR.

Unfortunately, I haven't been lucky so far.

I came across this link, but that's all that I got.

Maybe it helps.

 

https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/d-day/air-operations/serials

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

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