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The New York City Victory Parade of 1946, held on January 12, 1946 to celebrate the victorious conclusion of the Second World War. The parade was led by 13,000 men of the 82nd Airborne Division under General James M. Gavin, followed by a detachment of Sherman tanks, jeeps, and self-propelled howitzers, and accompanied by a fly-by of glider towing C-47’s. A ticker tape parade that was closely covered by the news, it began at Washington Square and marched up Fifth Avenue, and was reported to be four miles long. Present at the parade were New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, New York City Mayor William O’Dwyer, and former New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Appearance: I appear at timestamp 10:15 as a six year old.


1. “82nd Division in Victory Parade” [RKO-Pathe] (0:00)

2. “New York Salutes Airborne Division Home From Europe” (3:25)

3. “82nd Invades New York: 5th Avenue Victory Parade Fills City” [Esso] (5:24)


1. “On the Square” by Frank A. Panella (1916) (0:00)

2. “U.S. Field Artillery March” by John Philip Sousa (1917) (3:00)

3. “National Emblem” by Edwin Eugene Bagley (1906) (5:44)

4. “Bravura” by Charles E. Duble (1918) (8:43) 5. “American Legion” by Charles Wesley Parker (1920) (11:39)