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The 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion (reenacted)
Misc. 551st

Experience is the best teacher...

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Recommended Reading


- De Trez, Michel, First Airborne Task Force, Brussels Belguim; D-Day Publishing, 1998.


- Orflea, Gregg, Messengers of the Lost Battalion, Free Press, New York, New York, 1997.


- Morgan, Dan, Left Corner of My Heart, Wauconda, Washington; Adler Enterprises, 1984.


- Tucker, Bill, Rendezvous at Rochelinval, Harwichport, Massachusetts; International Airborn Books, 1999.


- Dillard, Doug, COL (USA Ret), USA Airborne, 50th Anniversary: The 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, Paducah, Kentucky, Turner Publishing Company, 1990.


- The History Channel, Suicide Missions: Winter Warriors, 2000



Units that the 551st faced that are reenacted.

-        2nd Panzer Div

-        116th Panzer Gren Rgt

-        9th SS Hoenstaufen

The 551st was apart of the First Airborne Task Force

First Combat Jump Southern France