There are are many people who have generously donated information, pictures and artifacts that I would like to thank.  I have acknowledged those people in specific sections of this virtual museum where they helped to enrich this project.

Below are people who have been instrumental with collections, research, editing and providing feedback with this project. 

Special Thanks to:

Roy Akins 
Konrad Gunzel
Arnold Kay
Joop de Lange
Ludovic Louis
Zander Wilson



1st Canadian Parachute Battalion War Diary 

Goddard, L. (Producer), & Kent, P. (Writer). (n.d.). Victory from Above (Television series). Don Mills, Ontario: Global Television Network.

John A. Willes, Out of the Clouds: The History of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, 1995.

Joyce, K.H. (2007). Into the Maelstrom: The history, uniforms and insignia and personal equipment of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and associated units, 1942-1945. Ottawa, Ont: Service Publications 

Library and Archives Canada


Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra 1939.

The Last Post.