© 2019 Scions of the 17th Airborne

This website, and the Scions organization, is dedicated to all the veterans who served with the 17th Airborne Division at any time during its period of activation. The site is administered by the "Scions of the 17th Airborne Division, Inc.", an organization chartered by 17th veterans to honor the service of all its veterans and to insure that the story of the 17th Airborne is told. The website will be updated to add information and documents related to the 17th Airborne.

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Currently we accept checks or Paypal (scionsofthe17thairborne@gmail.com). All prices include taxes and shipping. Checks and a detailed list of the items you wish to purchase should be directed to:


Scions of the 17th Airborne

62A Forty Acre Mt. Rd.

Danbury, CT 06811-3353

Operation Varsity Reports


This 57-page document was produced by the 17th Airborne staff at the end of the war. Included are maps of Drop and Landing Zones, status of each glider load after landing, pre-arranged artillery coordinates, and much more. 8.5" x 14". Great reading.


$22.00, includes S&H in the USA

Operation Varsity Reports - Digital Version

Same as the above, delivered via USB drive.  


$12.00, includes S&H in the USA

17th Airborne Challenge Coins

This beautiful, high quality challenge coin was developed by Scion Jeff Schumacher and his wife Melinda as a tribute to the 17th Airborne. The coin has the 17th Airborne insignia on one side, and the Scions logo on the reverse side. Available for $15 each, two for $25. Any additional coins above the quantity of two would be $10 each. Includes S&H.


$15.00, includes S&H in the USA

17th Airborne Hats

The sample hats that we had made up for the Lancaster, PA Operation Varsity gathering sold out very quickly, so we had some more made up. Available in Blue, Black, or Red.


$25.00, includes S&H in the USA

17th Airborne Patches

These are the same patches we send to new members. Each patch measures 3.5"x3"


$3.00, includes S&H in the USA

17th Airborne Decals

Scion Gary Stift had these great decals made up, and donated a quantity to us for sale to our members. Thanks Gary! Please indicate if you want the Talon decal, or the Scion Logo decal.


$8.00, includes S&H in the USA

"The Talon" Newsmagazine

During WWII, the 17th published a number of divisional newspapers under the title "Talon". The two most well known are "Talon in Ardennes" and "Talon Crosses the Rhine". In addition we have located 14 additional issues. We have scanned these issues, and combined them on one USB flash drive, so that they can be made available to our membership. Thanks to those who have donated these materials.


$10.00, includes S&H in the USA

"The Thunderbolt" Commemorative Book

This 118 page book, published by the 17th before deployment to Europe, has group photos of each individual unit, as well as photos of the training. It is currently available only on USB flash drive.

$20.00, includes S&H in the USA

17th Airborne During Operation Varsity
By Jos Bex *NOW IN STOCK* 

This book is an English translation companion to Johann Nitrowski's Die Luftlandung, a German-language account of the Operation Varsity landings.  Nitrowski's book, the most comprehensive Varsity history known to exist, was never published in English, so this translation is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants the full history of Operation Varsity.  Translated by Dutch native and Scions Associate Member Jos Bex, $10 of every purchase goes to the Scions.


$80.00, included S&H in the USA

Soldiers and Brothers Under the Canopy
By 17th Troopers, Edited by Dr. Ben F. Scherer

Mrs. Betty Scherer has kindly given the Scions of the 17th Airborne Division permission to republish her husband's book, Soldiers & Brothers Under the Canopy. This 280-page collection of stories from Troopers of Company A of the 513th PIR is reformatted for easier reading. Includes many photos, maps and diagrams from the troopers of Co A.


$35.00, included S&H in the USA

17th Airborne T-Shirt (White)

Our new Marketing Team designed these great T Shirts. The shirts are Made in the USA, Preshrunk 100% Cotton with the Scions logo on the front and the back.


Available in sizes    
S, M, L, & XL & 2XL.


 $25 each, includes S&H in the USA.

17th Airborne Scions Coffee Mug

These 15oz mugs are made in the USA and feature the 17th AB "Talon" on one side and the Scions logo on the other!


$20.00, includes S&H in the USA

17th Airborne Scions Water Bottle

These 22oz stainless steel water bottles are made in the USA and feature the 17th AB "Talon" on one side and the Scions logo on the other!


$17.00, includes S&H in the USA

17th Airborne Car Flag

These high quality car flags are double sided, 12" x 18", and feature a heavy duty window mount. A great way to show your pride in the 17th Airborne Division

$25 each, includes S&H in the USA

Scions of the 17th Airborne Pins

This pin was designed by our founding veteran, Col. John Kormann. The pin is 3/4" in Diameter, with the Scion Logo

$10 each, includes S&H in the USA

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