TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN COMBAT GLIDER PILOTS OF WORLD WAR II

                                                         

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Pages without hyperlinks are under construction.

 

OTHER COMBAT GLIDER, AVIATION AND WWII LINKS

Under Construction

 Links are added as they are found.  If you have a link you believe should be posted on this site, please email it to us.

Link to the Home Page of the National World War II Glider Pilots Association

Silent Wings Museum - Official Museum of the National World War II Glider Pilots Association

Note:  The Silent Wings Museum is being moved from Terrell, Texas to Lubbock, Texas and is scheduled to reopen on October 19, 2002. 

Missions
Links to Mission Pages on the National WWII Glider Pilots Association Website
Eight Missions
Sicily    Burma    Normandy   Southern France    Holland    Bastogne    Germany  Luzon    Special Operations
Operation Market Garden Order of Battle

 

Glider Pilot and Airborne Monuments and Memorials

 USAF Museum Wright-Patterson AFB Memorial Park   Battle of Arnhem Monuments    British Army Glider Pilot Regiment D-Day Landings Memorial    British National Inventory of War Memorials

 

Museums With WWII Glider & Glider Related Exhibits
Airborne and Special Operations Museum    Waco Air Museum    Pima Air and Space Museum    USAF Museum   USAF Museum Glider & Glider Pilot Web Pages   Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum    The Yankee Air Museum     National D-Day Museum
 Warner Robbins Museum of Aviation    Travis AFB Museum    Warner Robbins TG-4 Exhibit    Wings of Liberation Museum - Holland   Kalamazoo Aviation Museum Schweizer Training Glider    Aviation Enthusiast Corner Aircraft Museum Locator

 

CG-4A Links
 Waco Aircraft Company CG-4A Restoration Project   Daviator's CG-4A Pictures    Fiddlers Green Page on CG-4A
Websites of David Hanson:  CG-3A    CG-4A    CG-13A    CG-15A 

 

Glider Pilot Histories and Articles Online
E-History by Harold M. Goldbrandsen    One Landing in Operation Varsity - Excerpted from Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose    Virtual Texan - Arnold Munn -- WWII Glider Pilot    Former Glider Pilot Remembers Chancy WWII Invasion

 

Movies, Television and Radio Programs with WWII Combat Glider Content
University of Houston Research on War Gliders - Dr. John Lienhard    History Channel - "Silent Wing Warriors" 
"A Bridge Too Far"     "The Longest Day"   "Saving Private Ryan"

 

Other Aviation Museums
US Army Aviation Museum - Fort Rucker, Alabama  Canadian Aviation Museum  Listing - Aviation Museums of the World    McClellan Aviation Museum      Aviation Museums With A WWII Connection

 

Other Combat Glider Links
 434th Troop Carrier Group in WWII   The Glider Pilot Regiment (UK)    Books - Those Damned Glider Pilots by Bill Knickerbocker
Schweizer TG-3 Glider History Page    University of Houston Research on War Gliders - Dr. John Lienhard    The British Hamilcar Glider    
Soviet Antonov Flying Tank     Whiteman AFB, Missouri (Sedalia Glider Base)     Fiddlers Green Glider CG-4A Page    USAF Museum Webpage on Glider Pilots 
US Army Historian - A German Appraisal of WWII Airborne Operations   Aviation History Links    Glider Oddities
  The Life and Times of a TG-2 by Jeff Byard  Tarrant Rushton D-Day Glider Pilots     WWW.MarketGarden.com by Andries Hoeskstra    
Fairfield  County Weekly Article:  "Forgotten Heroes"    The Battle of Arnhem Archive    The Assault Glider Project

 

United Kingdom Links

RAF Greenham Common

 

The Future Military or Humanitarian Use of Gliders?

Gliders - Rethinking the Utility of these Silent Wings for the Next Millennium by Steven A. Torrisi    The Return of the Glider - Article
Cargo Gliders for Complex Emergencies and Operations Other Than War - New Uses for an Old Neglected Warhorse
   

Troop Carrier Links

Dakota Squadron - 55th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden    Imphal, The Hump and Beyond    80th Troop Carrier Squadron
Unofficial Home Page of the 10th Combat Cargo Squadron, 3rd Combat Cargo Group    

 

Air Force Magazine - Articles On Troop Carriers

 

Air Force Magazine - Home Page
Troop Carriers of WWII - February 1999    Operation Varsity - March 1996    Greenland Rescue - March 1998
C-46 - Commando    C-47 - Douglas Skytrain    C-123 Originally Designed as a Glider    
 
Army
A Brief History of the Army in WWII    Army Aviation Museum - Fort Rucker, Alabama    
Adjutant General Description of Glider Infantry Badge    

 

Airborne Links

Interview With Thomas Pitt - The Waal Canal Crossing    82nd Airborne Division     82nd Airborne Division Association
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division    101st Airborne Division    325th Glider Infantry Association Website    82nd Airborne Falcon Brigade - The 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment    325th Glider Infantry Regiment - A History Page on the Falcon Brigade Website
Drop Zone History of U.S. Airborne Assaults    German Fallschirmajager 1936-1945

 

Links to WWII Living History Reenacting Organizations

 

C CO 1BN 325 Glider Infantry Regiment  82nd Airborne Division

 

505th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division

 

First Independent Polish Parachute Brigade

 

Other Links

The G.I. Photo Museum    Glider Stamps by Year    Liberation Children of the Netherlands

 


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