The 82nd Airborne Division and Fort Bragg, NC: 1945-1948 Negative Collection


From the vaults of PortraitsofWar comes an amazing archive of images taken by an enlisted paratrooper with the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division.  The collection is comprised of roughly 225 images taken between 1945 and 1948 with a small portion of wartime material compared to the postwar activities of the 82nd.  Included in the collection are a grouping of shots of the 555th PIR “triple nickles” as well as airborne drops, life around camp, tank maneuvers, and paratrooper horseplay.  Please enjoy and don’t hesitate to contact me with any requests.

Rare Color Transparency

Airborne Drop

Jeep and Glider

Our Photographer

WACO Glider Landing

Bazooka Girl

758th Tank Battalion

Division Cartoonist

Fort Bragg PX

555th Vs. 325th Boxing

Kissing Booth

Fayetteville Lions Club

One thought on “The 82nd Airborne Division and Fort Bragg, NC: 1945-1948 Negative Collection

  1. I’ve long studied WWII history & the 82nd. In fact, I live in Fayetteville and work on Fort Bragg. In search of photographs I stumbled across your site & would like to see if you have any 82nd/Fort Bragg/Fayetteville items for sale.

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