Building the 504th P.I.R. impression is nothing short of a challenge: the abundance of specialized paratrooper gear makes this a more complicated impression than the standard G.I. But the variations and personal touches that each soldier put on their impression makes it interesting and fun for the reenactor to build their own impression. The goal of this section is to make clear what goes into each campaign’s impression as well as to document some of the more common variations.
New to reenacting the 504th? This guide will help you build an impression in an order that makes sense and will be most affordable: “Building the 504th Impression” (once you have opened the link you can print or download in a variety of formats).
A comparative guide of the “norms” for the 504th across the various campaigns is located here (once you have opened the link you can print or download in a variety of formats).
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