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Thank you Redleg 13a, but I believe Chaplain Rayburn is limiting the group to those killed in training. I'm sure there are a lot of us on the board here that know exactly how your grandfather felt in those few short seconds before impact. JoeRedleg13a wrote: My grandpa wasn't killed in training but he was injured sufficiently to be discharged from service. He was in D co, 506th from August '42 until discharged in '43. They were doing a training jump somewhere and someone came in under him and stole his air and his parachute collapsed. He burned the rest of the way in and broke his eardrum and had some other injuries. He was discharged in November. I don't know where or exactly when it happened and he passed away in '87 so I can't ask him.