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Easy Company - a Band of Brothers

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E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army.

Formation

The 506th PIR was an experimental airborne regiment created in 1942 at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. E Company missions were to involve being parachuted from C-47 transport airplanes into hostile territory.

The company included three rifle platoons and a headquarters section. Each platoon contained three twelve-man rifle squads and a six-man mortar team squad. Easy also had one machine gun attached to each of its rifle squads, and a 60mm mortar in each mortar team.

Engagements

A ten minute description of his D-Day experience by paratrooper Lloyd Guy sticker_new_left.gif

Post-war

Easy Company and the rest of the 506th PIR was disbanded in November 1945 and reactivated in 1954 as a training unit. Under the Combat Arms Regimental System and U.S. Army Regimental System, the lineage of E Company is inactive, but the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, a unit that officially traces its lineage to the World War II B Company, 506th PIR maintains an unofficial link to E Company's heritage.

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

To create (or locate if one already exists) a Geni family tree for each of the men who served with Easy Company during WWII, with the eventual ambition that each family will connect to Geni's World Family Tree thereby connecting each "Brother" as a member of an extended family of cousins.

PARATROOPERS

Ranks, when shown in blue, are at time of death.