Tree Of Liberty, Dedicated To Easy Company
The tree of liberty monument is outside the church at Rachamps, Belgium. Presented by the children of the village in dedication of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division.
Easy Company Memorial, Nuenen, Netherlands
The Memorial plate for the fallen soldiers of E company PIR 506 in Nuenen, Netherlands during Operation Market Garden in 17 September 1944. Installed on 15th of June 2005. " The eagle will always scream for our fallen brothers. May the world never forget." This Monument is dedicated to all that fought and is symbolic for all the sacrifices made for the liberty of Holland.
The Legendary Cricket Of D-Day
“I had my pistol in one hand, my cricket in the other…I crept along the hedgerow looking for a gate. Just as I found it, I heard a stir on the other side. I drew my pistol and got all set. Then I heard the click. That was the most pleasant sound I ever heard in the entire war.” General Maxwell D. Taylor, commander of the 101st A D. It was the means for paratroopers to identify friend from foe in the dark. - Metal cricket with Pfc. Cecil J. Mick, “D” Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd PIR.
Easy Company & 506 PIR Market Garden LZ
The 506th PIR was dropped at Son. The drop zone was well recognized because the house had a adjacent barn that had the word Paulushoef written of the roof, that is how they knew their DZ. The family takes great pride on showing their thanks to the Screaming Eagles. In front of the house they have a memorial for the paratroopers in a shape of a chute. 4,500 Paratroopers were dropped in this area, 53 gliders landed also with more troops and equipment. Photo credit: Urbinatravels.
Thomas Meehan, Easy Company Commander
Monument at Beuzeville au Plain, France. Dedicated for The crew of crashed C 47 of 439th, Troop Carrier Command with Stick 66 of E comany under Thomas Meehan, at 12 AM, June 6, 1944 This monument shows the insignia of the units involved in the crash and the names of all those on board the plane. The monument is in the shape of the tail plane of a C-47 Dakota
Easy Company in Austria 1945
One hundred forty men formed the original E Company in Camp Toccoa, Georgia. Three hundred sixty-six men are listed as having belonged to the company by the war's end, due to transfers and replacements. Forty-nine men of E Company were killed in action.
Pfc. Guth and Sgt. Talbert Pose With French Citizens on the Morning of D-Day
Left to right: Pfc. Forrest Guth, Sgt. Floyd Talbert, and a paratrooper from the 377th Field Artillery Regiment. Poor Forrest Guth was not mentioned in Band of Brothers because producers thought it sounded too much like Forrest Gump
Letter from General McAuliffe on Christmas Day 1944. A Gift From E Company Trooper
From the memorabilia of Private William (Bill) Wheeler, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. He trained at Toccoa and was originally with HQ Company. He volunteered for pathfinder school. In D-Day as a pathfinder his transport airplane made a controlled ditching in the English Channel after being hit by AA fire. Ended up in Easy Company as a replacement. He participated in the Holland Jump, the defense of Bastogne, and other actions completing his tour with Easy Company in Austria at war's…