WWII-Maps

Map provided are from the following eras. Click on the thumbnail image to view a larger image of the maps or click on the link provided.

  • 506th PIR, World War II
  • 1st Battalion, 506th PIR, HQ, A, B, and C Companies
    (Able, Baker, and Charlie Companies; Red Battalion)
  • 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR, HQ, D, E, and F Companies
    (Dog, Easy, and Fox Companies; White Battalion)
  • 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR, HQ, G, H, and I Companies
    (George, Howe, and Item Companies; Blue Battalion)

American Red Cross Map of London

From Ray Aebischer (F Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945). The original map was 12" x 20" and pocket size (3-1/2" x 6") when folded.

  • Inside of Map (245KB)
  • Outside of Map (293KB) Note that the top half of the outside of the map is upside down because it was meant to be viewed when folded.

Paratroop Drop of 101st Airborne Division in Operation Neptune

6 June 1944 map from the widow of Charles Mitchell (B Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR)


The 506th PIR on D-Day

From Utah Beach to Cherbourg (6 June-27 June 1944), published in 1947 by the Department of the Army

Lowland Flank

September 1944 map of Operation Market Garden from LTC Trevor J. Bredenkamp (A Co, 1st BN, Commander and Unit Historian, ROK, 1998-1999)

Map (originally published in Time, September 1944) from LTC Trevor J. Bredenkamp (A Co, 1st BN, Commander and Unit Historian, ROK, 1998-1999)

Map illustrating Operation Market Garden, Field Marshal Montgomery's bold and risky attempt to end the war in Europe "at a single blow" by attempting to seize several bridgeheads in Holland by parachute attack, to open up an invasion route to northern Germany.

Attempting to end-run the Siegfried Line, Montgomery conceived an airborne drop in Holland to seize a 50-mile strip of highway, including military positions, towns and bridges from Eindhoven to Arnhem. The total length of the supply line was 100 miles long. If the plan had worked, within three days, the British XXX Corps would have rolled to Arnhem and into Germany.


Maps of the Battle of Bastogne: