508th PIR Pathfinders

    Pvt. Hamann gearing up for the jump into Normandy

    *Photo courtesy of Matthew Wallin, member of 508th*

        508th PIR, 82nd Airborne Division, Pathfinders                                      (reenacting) 



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    * Site photo, unless otherwise noted,  are courtesy of Mr. R.C. Hooker, 508th PIR member and photographer.   






    Welcome to the home page of the 508th PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment) Pathfinders, part of the 82nd Airborne Division, (reenacted). Our group seeks to recreate and honor the lives and service of the men of the 508th PIR, who were paratroopers in the elite US 82nd Airborne Division during World War II from 1942 to 1945. The 508th PIR has members in Maryland and Virginia and we participate in living history events, tacticals and reenactments. Our unit strives to accurately portray the paratroopers who served in this division, with emphasis on the 508th PIR, using the same types of uniforms, equipment, weapons and tactics, that they used. If you want more information regarding our group or want to see about joining the 508th PIR,  please contact us at lt508th@gmail.com, pathfinderssg@yahoo.com or rifleman303@yahoo.com or click on membership on the left. We're always looking for a few more good paratroopers! Thanks for stopping by, see you in the assembly area!

    Photo above: T/5 Dangel is "geared up" in preparation for the big jump

    Members of the 508th saved a downed U.S. pilot from being captured by the Germans at the fall 2008 Torrance, PA event.  

    Members of the 508th PIR meeting WWII veteran Rex Smith at the Sully Plantation WWII Weekend, July 2007.