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C COMPANY 1ST BATTALION 327 GIR 101AB
 


Unit Designation:
C. Company 327th Glider Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion 101st Airborne Division 1942-1945

Unit History:
The 327th GIR was formed at Camp Claiborne Louisiana August 15, 1942
Regimental Commander: Joseph H. Harper
C Company Commander: Captain Walter L. Miller

Actions:
June 7, 1944                      Landed by Higgins boat on Utah Beach.  Involved in fighting near Carentan.

                                                    Douve River Crossing, took many casualties from friendly artillery fire

July 1944                          Returned to England.

September 21 D+2, 1944   Landed by glider near Son, Holland in Operation Market Garden.  Involved in combat for nearly 70
                                        days.  On October 9th, particularly heavy attacks made by the Germans repulsed by C Company.

November 27, 1944           Relieved and order to camp Mourmelon France.

December 18, 1944            Sent to Belgium in open top trucks.

December 19, 1944            Reached Bastone area and helped set up of defense of town.  1st Battalion temporarily attached to
                                          501 PIR.  Involved in fighting until January 18, 1945.

February 25, 1945              Involved in fighting in Alsace until February 25, 1945.  Returned to Camp Mourmelon France.

March 1945                       Sent into Germany Ruhr area. Then on to Berchtesgaden.

May 5, 1945                      Occupied Berchtesgaden Germany until the end of the war....May 7, 1945

November 1945                 Sent back to and deactivated on November 30, 1945

December 1945                  RETURN BACK TO U.S.A
 

The Real 327th

327th C Company Roster

SKY RIDERS:  HISTORY OF THE 327/401 GLIDER INFANTRY

Weapons and Gear

Dedication Page Cecil Conners

Dedication Page Colonel Colvin 1st Armored 6th Infantry

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Updated 06/28/07 on company roster

 

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