Certificate of the “qualified parachutist” Werner T. Angress

United States Army1944-06-06

Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Printed form, completed by typewriter, English, 06.06.1944

The certificate was issued by the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army and signed by Colonel Roy E. Lindquist (1907–1986). It is ornamented at the top, on the left with the unit’s coat-of-arms, on the right with the so-called “Red Devil emblem,” which features a red devil with a parachute and a gun. Werner T. Angress (1920–2010) was certified to have successfully completed parachute training and—although it was by no means true—to have made the necessary number of practice jumps.


  • Title: Certificate of the “qualified parachutist” Werner T. Angress
  • Creator: U.S. Army
  • Date: 1944-06-06
  • Location: Normandy, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 25,5 x 20,5 cm
  • Original Language: englisch
  • Provenance: Gift of Werner T. Angress
  • Transcript:
    508th Parachute Infantry Regiment United States Army This is to Certify That: STAFF SERGEANT WERNER T. ANGRESS, ASN 33043440 has satisfactorily completed the prescribed course in Parachute Packing, Ground Training, and has made the required number of Parachute Jumps from a plane in flight. He is, therefore, rated from this date JUNE 6, 1944 as a qualified Parachutist. (Signature:) Roy E. Lindquist Colonel, 508th Parachute Infantry Commanding
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  • Type: Certificate of qualification
  • Rights: Leo Baeck Institute (Dependance Jüdisches Museum Berlin)
  • Inventarnummer: LBI-2009/1/4

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