US 101st Airborne Grouping 327th Glider Infantry Regiment (PH+SS+BS)

The Original Presentation Cases

Original WW2 Medals: Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal and Bronze Star Medal

Invasion Gauze Arm Flag and Silver Captain Rank

Regenburg’s Dog Tag

Early Side Caps and Glider Patch

A premium, highly documented 101st Airborne Division Grouping. All items of the grouping are museum quality and belonged til Airborne Infantry Commander of the 327th GIR (Glider Infantry Regiment), Captain Alfred J. Regenburg, who passed away 5 March, 2001.

Regenburg received his Purple Heart for being slightly wounded in action on 22 September, 1944 in Holland and a Bronze Star for his heroic actions against the German enemy in Marvie, Belgium, 21 December, 1944 (for further details check out the official citation pictured on this page).

Update September, 2012: Further research on Alfred J. Regenburg is currently being carried out with help from the great guys of the Trigger Time forum and Petra Pulles.

The grouping consists of:
– Regenburg’s Purple Heart Medal (Army Type III, 1943-45) in its original case
– Regenburg’s Silver Star Medal (with stamped serial number 76219) in its original case (ongoing research on this item)
– Regenburg’s Bronze Star Medal in its original case
– Regenburg’s dog tag
– Regenburg’s Invasion Gauze Arm Flag (great, used condition)
– Regenburg’s Silver Captain rank
– Regenburg’s side caps in mint condition and early Officer’s glider patch
– More than 200 pages of documents and personnel records!

I bought this grouping in USA from a US Army Colonel, who has been a collector of Airborne militaria for many years. All items are guaranteed to be original.

Open to offers
The more I learn about Alfred J. Regenburg, the more I appreciate this great grouping. However, I am always open to serious offers. I will ship to most of the world with full insurance. If you are interested, please send your best offer to me via e-mail (anders@bureau117.dk), and I will get back to you shortly. Paypal payment only (buyer pays the Paypal fee).

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Obituary
Esconido – Alfred James Regenburg, 85, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at VA Medical Center in San Diego. Born May 20, 1915, in Palatine, Ill., he lived in Escondido for 32 years. He worked as a vice president of Beneficial Insurance Group for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946. Mr. Regenburg was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth A. Regenburg on Dec. 12, 1989. He is survived by daughters and son-in-law Catherine Simons of Costa Mesa, and Lynn R. and David L. Tagge of Escondido; sister Ruth Anderson of Elgin, Ill.; and grandson Christopher D. Tagge of San Carlos.
Source: http://www.genealogybuff.com

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Alfred Regenburg's WW2 Bronze Star Medal Citation

Alfred Regenburg’s Bronze Star Medal Citation

US Paratrooper Silk Escape Map Pouch with original contents

A scarce and very rare Airborne escape and evasion map pouch, that could have been used for operations like Market Garden and Varsity. The pouch contains silk escape maps C & D of Europe, the original escape compass (very rare, because it almost always got lost) and a few German money notes. Both the pouch and the contents are in totally mint condition. This is a true museum quality item!

U.S. Paratrooper Wrist Compass

A nice example of the “Compass, Wrist, Liquid-filled” issued to all Airborne troops during World War 2. The body is made of olive drab Bakelite plastic and the needle point is tipped with phosphorescent paint. The back of the Compass is marked “Corps of Engineers U.S. Army”. The compass is manufactured by Superior Magneto Corp. and dated 7-44 (July, 1944). Both the compass and the original adjustable leather band are in excellent condition.

Wrist compasses were used both by officers and enlisted men. The compass was usually seen worn on the wrist, ofcourse, but also over the sleeve, the shoulder loops, webbing or at the ankle over the jump boots.


82nd Airborne sergeant in Holland with wrist compass hanging from webbing.

US Paratrooper Shortened Entrenching Shovel

M-1910 Entrenching Shovel in a rare shortened version. This shortened model was mostly used by Airborne forces, since the full length shovel could be a burden, when it was carried in the waist belt and the handle could get in the way during combat jumps. The shovel is complete with its original cover and in excellent condition.