Happy Birthday: William Tippins

We’d like to wish a very happy 91st birthday to William Tippins. His daughter helped arrange for us to […]

Honor Flight

Recently, members of the 509 PIB WWII Living History Group had the honor of spending the day that the […]

Rockford 2015 Pics

It’s fun to come across photos of the 509 in action across Facebook and other reenacting websites. This collection […]

Making a Paratrooper’s Day

We recently heard from a WWII 509er’s daughter. “My father Rex L Dye fought in WWII in the 509th. […]

2013 Recap

Another full season of reenacting for the 509th PIB WWII Living History Group. It was another great time of […]

“A Brother Forever” – William Riley Knight

This past December (2013) William Riley Knight was tragically killed when moving vehicles struck he and the stranded motorist […]

Earning His Wings

Another 509 Living Historian has earned his wings. Stephane recently endured the training and 5 jumps in January of […]

2012 Recap

We had a jammed packed year of events. The season started off in Lowell, Indiana which afterward we found […]

The Spirit of the Maroon Beret

UPDATE: Sept 2012 Will and his family joined us again for World War II Days at Midway Village, in […]

Victor Osburn Bridge Dedication

Over Memorial Day Weekend members of the 509th WWII Parachute Infantry Battalion Living History Group were invited by the […]

509 in Black and White

We recently came across some great looking black and white photos of the 509 by “Mathias89” on DeviantArt. Be […]

Jump School Graduation

Congratulations to two 509 reenactors who recently graduated from jump school facilitated by the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT) […]

2011 Recap

Another great year for the 509th. Key events included Lowell, IN, a very wet Anzio event, Airventure in Osh […]

Images by Tom George Davison

We came across these amazing photos from photographer Tom George Davison via his FaceBook page. These photos capture the […]

Arnold Greenwell Photography

At Osh Kosh every year WWII reenactors have performed maneuvers right on the flight line during the Warbirds portion […]