"HISTORY OF COMPANY E, 503d PRCHT
From our Document Collection
Company "E", 503d Prcht Inf.
commenced life as Company "A", 501st Parachute Battalion. Being the
first Company from the first Parachute Battalion formed, and containing
a core number of men of the Test Platoon, it very much retained that
proud entitlement -
a characteristic which was to make it all the more difficult when it
became necessary to meld it into a Regiment.
This History of "E" Company thus commences with
the History of Company "A", 501st Parachute Battalion.
After Corregidor, Lt. Abbott was
ordered by Capt. Hill to rewrite a number of documents that were
considered unsatisfactory, inadequate or inaccurate. From the state of
the original document, this transcription may have been one of
those 'original' drafts. In any event, care should be taken in reliance