The Last Jump A Novel of World War II

by John E. Nevola

Pictures and images of people, places and things described in The Last Jump.


C-47 Skytrain

The plane that transported airborne paratroopers - Chapter 27



Ranger Scroll Patch

Became the official patch of the Rangers in 1947 - Chapter 46



Ranger Tab Patch

Signifies completion of Ranger Training - Chapter 40



Recruiting Poster

Cpt. Wolff used this at Fort AP Hill - Chapter 10



Motivational Poster

In the Induction Center - Chapter 6



Corcoran Jump Boots

Only paratroopers wore them - Chapter 59



Ike with Paratroopers

Just prior to the D-Day jump - Chapter 44



Airborne Overseas Cap

1944 version with glider emblem




Master Parachustist Badge

With two combat jump stars - Chapter 57



First Allied Airborne Army

The despised airborne patch - Chapter 55


Fiffonella - " Fifi "

The official insignia patch of the WASPs - Chapter 38



German Airborne Badge

Jake convinces Danny Boy to take this souvinir - Chapter 30



Red Ball Express Patch

Truck Company - Motor Transport Service - Chapter 57



M2 Schrade-Walden switchblade knife

Paratrooper's best friend - Chapter 28



Airborne helmet

Spades marked the 506th PIR - Chapter 44



Paratrooper Jump Wings

Upon graduating Jump School - Chapter 23



M16 Gun Motor Carraige

Also called a "halftrack - Chapter 66"



M16 Gun Motor Carraige

With Quad .50 Gun Mount - Chapter 66



XVIII Airborne Corps

Dragonhead patch - Chapter 59



WASP Wings

Awarded upon graduating flight school



Triple Nickles Patch

555th Parachute Infantry Battalion - Chapter 57


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