Monthly Archives: November 2014

A visit to the William C. Lee museum “Father of the Airborne”

Recently I visited the ‘Bill’ Lee museum here in North Carolina. The museum is quite small, being of his old house – purchased after his death to keep his memory alive. The museum had a ton of original artifacts that were amazing. the museum also had some serious flaws in their displays. Overall I thoroughly […]

Original M1942 Paratrooper uniform, Worn on D-Day.

  Among the rarest artifacts of the Airborne during WWII was without a doubt, the M1942 Jumpsuit. Cherished among troopers as the distinctive garment marking their elite status the jumpsuit was sometimes held onto by troopers even after it had been officially replaced by the M1943 uniform. More specifically, the “reinforced” version of this uniform […]