The project

Were you involved in Operation Dragoon? Do you know of someone who was involved in Operation Dragoon? If you can answer yes to these questions then we want to hear from you.

Are you a relation or maybe just a friend of someone who was involved in Operation Dragoon?

If you are then the author would like also to hear from you so that we may include your story on the website to perpetuate the memory of those involved in Operation Dragoon.

The ‘First Airborne Task Force ; The Forgotten Paratroopers’ website provides a brief historical account of the second largest airborne invasion of World War Two in August 1944 but the most important aim is to tell the stories of the individuals who took part in Operation Dragoon, not just factual historical events actual accounts from the people who took part to help perpetuate the memory of all those brave men and women who fought for freedom in 1944.  It is for the veterans themselves and for their families today.

If you were involved in this invasion, or you are a family member of someone involved, or you know someone who was involved, then we would like to hear from you to capture your individual story for our book projects.

The main aim of the site is to perpetuate the memories of individuals however involved in remembering Operation Dragoon so get in touch now with your story.

Many ongoing projects :

2 Responses

  1. Brian Fratt says:

    Gerry Fratt my was in the 509. My dad was in reg army. They both were in Germany. My brother Steve Fratt was a history professor for 30 years. He has much knowledge about wars.

  2. NC Carlson says:

    My father was in the 517 PRCT
    Jerome V. Callahan [ Chicago ]
    3rd Batallion, G Company
    He participated in all their missions / campaigns through the end of war.
    Started as Staff Sgt, promoted throughout war .
    Bronze Star, Purple Heart etc

    I am presently completing writing a book on Army’s idea to create and train an independent
    super commando independent unit ultimately commissioned as as the 517 PRCT…
    that story and their WWII action including trooper descriptions. All present-day special
    forces are the progeny of this idea and unit success.

    The Champagne Campaign
    The Trail of the 517 PRCT
    America’s First Special Force

    NC Carlson
    303 Avenida Sevilla
    Unit A
    Laguna Woods, CA 92637
    949 689-5199 [ PST ]

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