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Old 10-21-2019, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default PFC rank chevron in Normandy?

I readed somewhere, parachutist in Normandy only wore Sgt. chevrons, no lower.
This is certain? for all units?
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Old 10-23-2019, 01:05 PM   #2
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Hi,

You might might receive more replies if you clarified your question.

Are you referring to wearing stripes on jump jackets? Or jumpers themselves being no lower in rank than sergeant?

If the first, I have seen jump jackets with corporal chevrons; I don't recall seeing any with technician or PFC stripes. Maybe actual Airborne collectors can chime in on that...

If the second, the 1944 TO&E for a Infantry Regiment, Parachute had over 1400 privates, PFCs and corporals-- which would all be lower than sergeant.
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He jumped with 101st Airborne at D-Day invasion – Cpl. Ed Stecher fought from Normandy to Prague



https://donmooreswartales.com/2016/02/19/ed-stecher/
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:29 PM   #5
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He jumped with 101st Airborne at D-Day invasion – Cpl. Ed Stecher fought from Normandy to Prague



https://donmooreswartales.com/2016/02/19/ed-stecher/
There are some serious issues with his story.

I don't see his name or any name like it in the 501st Roster for the entire war.

It says he jumped with Lt. Reed Pelfrey. Pelfrey was a Pathfinder and landed in the field behind Dead Man's Corner in St. Come Du Mont. If Stecher was a Pathfinder I'm sure he would have mentioned this.

There is no Matenberg France that I can find. Plus none of their DDay targets were 20 miles inland.

He mentions hooking up with Patton's 3rd Army in Avranches. The 101st never got that far South in the Normandy invasion.

He mentions when they got the call to go to Bastogne. The 101st was in Mourmelon le Grand at the time they were sent to Bastogne.

No mention about Market Garden? The 501 was VERY active in that area and surely he would have mentioned that.

There's so much more but that should about do it for now.
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:29 AM   #6
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Hello,
Sorry if I did not explained myself properly; my fault.
The question is because I saw Normandy reenactors wearing PFC chevrons in their jump suits and I was wondering if this is correct.

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Hi,

You might might receive more replies if you clarified your question.

Are you referring to wearing stripes on jump jackets? Or jumpers themselves being no lower in rank than sergeant?

If the first, I have seen jump jackets with corporal chevrons; I don't recall seeing any with technician or PFC stripes. Maybe actual Airborne collectors can chime in on that...

If the second, the 1944 TO&E for a Infantry Regiment, Parachute had over 1400 privates, PFCs and corporals-- which would all be lower than sergeant.
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He jumped with 101st Airborne at D-Day invasion – Cpl. Ed Stecher fought from Normandy to Prague



https://donmooreswartales.com/2016/02/19/ed-stecher/

As Creedmoor said, this story has serious issues if he claims to have been with C/501 the entire time. Of course he doesn't but alludes to it being in the 101st at Bastogne. But since he's long gone we'll never know.


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