101st Airborne Division

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463rd PFAB
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History of the 463rd PFAB

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The 463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
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Lt Colonel John T Cooper

Lt Col John T Cooper
463rd PFAB
Commanding Officer

T/5 John A Beard Jr

T/5 John A Beard Jr
463rd PFAB A Btry
Portland, MI

Cpl Kenneth L Busenbark (source:B Jeffries)

Cpl Kenneth L Busenbark
463rd PFAB A Btry
Bronze Star

 Pfc Richard A Carroll  (source:B Jeffries)

Pfc Richard A Carroll
463rd PFAB
Battery A

T/5 Earl D Chew  (source:B Jeffries)

T/5 Earl D Chew
463rd PFAB
Battery A

T/5 John A Beard Jr

Pvt Francis S Condon
Battery A

 Pvt August F Hazzard  (source:B Jeffries)

Pvt August F Hazzard
463rd PFAB
Battery A

Pfc Doug Bailey (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Doug Bailey
463rd PFAB
B Battery

T/5 Richard M Cornaire (Source: B Jeffries)

T/5 Richard M Cornaire
463rd PFAB
B Battery

1/Lt John W Frye - 4 Baker - PH(OLC)/BS(OLC)(Source: B Jeffries)

1/Lt John W Frye
463rd PFAB B Btry
Bronze Star (OLC)

Pvt Donald Gallipau (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Donald Gallipau
463rd PFAB
B Battery

1/Lt Joseph Lyons (Source: B Jeffries)

1/Lt Joseph Lyons
463rd PFAB
B Battery

T/4 Frank T Pfeil POW from 12/22/44 to 4/27/45 (Source: B Jeffries)

T/4 Frank T Pfeil
463rd PFAB B Btry
POW Stalag 12A/9B

T/4 Bada P Sada - KIA Anzio while attached to 509th RCT

T/4 Bada P Sada
463rd PFAB B Btry
KIA 4 March 1944

T/Sgt Merwin L Sandlin (Source: B Jeffries)

T/Sgt Merwin L Sandlin
463rd PFAB
B Battery

Pfc Melford Shopteese (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Melford Shopteese
463rd PFAB
B Battery

Pvt William L Tingen (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt William L Tingen
463rd PFAB
B Battery

Pvt Aloise Penska (Courtesy of his grandson: Jeff Van Dyke)

Pvt Aloise Penska
463rd PFAB
C Battery

Pfc Peter Chuba (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Peter Chuba
463rd PFAB
Battery D

Pfc Kenneth Hesler (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Kenneth Hesler
463rd PFAB
Battery D

Pvt Donald C Lewis (Source: Pierre Godeau)

Pvt Donald C Lewis
463rd PFAB
Battery D

Pfc William J Whittaker
463rd PFAB
Battery D

Cpl Rester Bryan (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Rester Bryan
463rd PFAB Hq Btry
KIA 25 Dec 1944

Pfc John T Hall

Pfc John T Hall
463rd PFAB Hq Btry
KIA 25 Dec 1944

Pvt Gunther F Winter

Pvt Gunther F Winter
463rd PFAB Hq Btry
Cleveland, OH

Pfc Hudson J Chenevert Bronze Star Recipient (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Hudson J Chenevert
463rd PFAB
Bronze Star Recipient

1/Sgt Wayon C Farrar (Source: B Jeffries)

1/Sgt Wayon C Farrar
463rd PFAB
Battery Unknown

Capt John F Keester - Silver/Bronze Star (Source: B Jeffries)

Capt John F Keester
456th/463rd PFAB
Silver Star

Capt William R Laidlaw - Asst S-2 (Source: B Jeffries)

Capt William R Laidlaw
456th/463rd PFAB
Asst S-2

Capt Victor J Tofany

Capt Victor J Tofany
456th/463rd PFAB
Bronze Star

R E L A T E D   B O O K S

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Ambrose, Stephen E Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Simon & Schuster, (June 2001) 336 p. ISBN: 0-743-21638-5
Ambrose, Stephen E Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945. Simon & Schuster, (Nov 1997) 528 p. ISBN: 0-684-81525-7
Badsey, Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Bando, Mark A  Avenging Eagles: Forbidden Tales of the 101st Airborne in World War 2. Bando Publishing, (2006) 183 p. ISBN: 0977911705
Bando, Mark A  101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy. Zenith Press, (Apr 2001) 156 p. ISBN: 0760308551
Bando, Mark A  Vanguard of the Crusade: The US 101st Airborne Division in WW II. The Aberjona Press, (June 2003) 320 p. ISBN: 0971765006
Black, Wallace B.& Blashfield, Jean F. Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series). Crestwood House, 48 pp May,1993 ISBN: 0896865681
Bowen, Robert Fighting With the Screaming Eagles: With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne. Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, (Sept 2001) 256 p. ISBN: 1853674656
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ISBN: 0-312-03350-8

Breuer, William B Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. John Wiley & Sons, Sept 1998 256 p. ISBN:0471291072
Burgett, Donald R Currahee!. Presidio Press, (Sept 1999) 256 p. ISBN: 0-891-41681-1
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  American Warriors: Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers Prior to Normandy  July, 1998, D-Day Pub, 212 p. ISBN: 2960017609
De Trez, Michel  Cpl Forrest Guth: E Company 506 PIR 101st Airborne Division (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  March, 2002, D-Day Pub, 56 p. ISBN: 296001765X
De Trez, Michel  Orange is the Color of the Day: Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Holland April, 2004, D-Day Pub, 506 p. ISBN: 2960017633
De Trez, Michel  At the Point of No Return : Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Normandy 7/98, D-Day Pub, 200 p. ISBN: 2960017617
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
Gabel, Kurt The Making of a Paratrooper: Airborne Training and Combat in World War II Univ Press of Kansas (Jan 1990), 282 p. ISBN: 070060409X
Gassend, Jean-Loup Operation Dragoon: Autopsy of a Battle: The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera August-September 1944 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (May 28, 2014), 560 p. ISBN: 076434580X
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Hicks, Anne The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick Schiffer Pub Ltd, 320pp, ISBN: 0764324306
Inglesby, Leo C A Corporal Once Xlibris  2/2/2001, 108 p. ISBN: 0738838209
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
van Lunteren, Frank Birth of a Regiment: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Sicily and Salerno Knox Press, Sept 6,2022. 574 pp. ISBN: B0B7SJBMWN
Webster, David Kenyon Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D- Day and the Fall of the Third Reich 352p. ISBN: 0385336497

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