Ken-- There are several veteran contact points that will put you into the WW2 loop with the 505 very quickly.Most significantly is STATIC LINE, an Airborne Newspaper--now with virtual link--that has been around forever.It is operated by Don Lassen who was in the 505.If anybody knows anything about the 505 and the men in it, it would be Don.
Back in 1983, while I was assisting with the creation of the 82nd Liberation Museum in Holland, a 505 trooper, Allen Langdon a member of the Board, was compiling a history of the WW2 505th.This was a limited printing.It is highly sought after, and hard to find, but you should keep your eyes peeled, and grab one if it turns up.Maybe you'll let me borrow it as I am up in Dayton!The book is simply titled "Ready!", which is the motto of the 505.
Also one of the Directors of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Shirley Gossett (male) lives here in Dayton.He could easily put you in touch with other 505 vets in your area.Judging from your email address...you're a fan of THAT team...but I won't digress with discussions of baseball.....
I'll send you several 505 links off page, which might otherwise bore some of the readers here.