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WWII Leather Paratrooper Gloves


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Hey everyone, about 10 years ago I was gifted this set of gloves by a WWII veteran who served as a Paratrooper in the 101st ABN DIV. He took part in both the Normandy and Market Garden jumps, and also served during the Battle of the Bulge. I didn't think to ask him much about the gloves at the time, and unfortunately he passed away several years ago. He did tell me that he didn't jump with the gloves on, but they did stay in one of his bags that he carried across Europe throughout the war. I've noticed that most of the Paratrooper gloves you find online have a wrist strap, but this set does not. I was hoping someone might be able to tell me a little more about this type of glove, and if they were common place in Airborne units. 

 

The veteran's name was Eugene Deibler. He served in G Co, 501st PIR. There's plenty of research on him online for those interested.

 

Side note, it's been a couple years since I've posted on here, does anyone know how I can get my photos to actually show up in the post instead of having to download them?

 

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