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504th PIR Regimental Pocket Patch


504th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Pvt John R.Towle
















































































































Distinguished Service Cross Recipients
Major Robert B Acheson
Major Julian Cook
Pfc Daniel T Del Grippo
Major Don B Durham
Sgt Shelton W Dustin
Cpl John Grenado
Pvt Thomas S Gugliuzza
1/Lt Roy M Hanna
Maj Willard Harrison
Pfc Raymond S Holsti
Pvt Shelby R Hord
Cpl Joseph Jusek
2/Lt Bernard E Karnap
1/Lt James R Kiernan
Pfc Joseph M Koss
Pfc William G Lanseadel
Major John S.Lekson
1/Lt James Megallas
Pvt Walter J Muszynski
Cpl Charles E Nau
Pvt Leonard Opper
S/Sgt Thomas L Rodgers
Colonel Rueben Tucker
S/Sgt William P Walsh




Silver Star Recipients
Pvt Howard Albert
1/Lt Chester Anderson
Pfc T H Bachenheimer
Pvt Maurice Bledsoe
Pfc William C Boyle
1/Lt Reneau G Breard
Cpl Daren R Broadhead
Captain T. Moffatt Burriss
S/Sgt Ross S Carter
S/Sgt Louis P. Damore
T/4 Rockwell R Easton
2/Lt Wayne M Fetters
1/Lt Hanford A Files
Pfc Philip J Foley
Pfc Frank E Gould
Pfc Abraham Gurley
2/Lt Wayne Hockett
S/Sgt William C Kossman
Capt.Delbert A.Kuehl
Major John S.Lekson
Pvt Eddie H Livingston
Pvt Albert L Lodge
1/Lt James Megallas (OLC)
Sgt Thomas McCarthy
Sgt Harold W Piper
M/Sgt William L Reed
1/Lt John E Schaeffer
T/Sgt Elmer R Scheffler
S/Sgt Marion Shagdai
S/Sgt William Thurman
PFC Benjamin P Walker
Captain George J Watts
S/Sgt William H White
2/Lt William G Yepsen












































































































































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The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion - Trooper Pictures

Company A
Pvt R C Bailey

Pvt Russell C Bailey
504th PIR Co. A
1st Platoon

Cpl Baldino

Cpl Fred Baldino
504th PIR Co. A
2nd Platoon

Pfc Arthur W Bates Jr - 3rd Platoon

Pfc Arthur W Bates Jr
504th PIR Co A
KIA 2 Feb 1945


Cpl Donald A Baxter - 504th & 515th PIR (Courtesy: Frank Van Lunteren)

Cpl Donald A Baxter
504th PIR
Company A

Pvt Joseph A Blanchette
504th PIR Co A
2nd Platoon

Cpl Daren R Broadhead - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesyof his son: James Broadhead)

Cpl Daren R Broadhead
504th PIR Co A
Silver Star Recipient


Pvt Archibald Chaska

Pvt Archibald Chaska
504th PIR Co A
1st Platoon - POW

Pvt Almon Clyde Cole

Pvt Almon Clyde Cole
504th PIR Co A
3rd Platoon

Pvt James F Gaygan - Philadelphia PA

Pvt James F Gaygan
504th PIR Co A
2nd Platoon


Pfc Robert Lee Jones - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Robert Lee Jones
504th PIR Co A
Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Julius H Lasslo

Pfc Julius H Lasslo
504th PIR Co A
3rd Platoon

Pvt Robert W Larsen - 2nd Platoon(Courtesy: Frank Van Lunteren)

Pvt Robert W Larsen
504th PIR Co A
KIA 16 Feb 1944


Sgt Thomas McCarthy

Sgt Thomas McCarthy
504th PIR Co. A
D-Day Pathfinder

S/Sgt Mokan -  Scout/Sniper

S/Sgt Ed Mokan
504th PIR Co A
3rd Platoon

Pfc Mitchel Reich - Co A 1st Platoon

Pfc Mitchel Reich
504 PIR Co A
1st Platoon


1/Lt Reneau Breard - Co A Executive Officer (Courtesy: Frank Van Lunteren)

1/Lt Reneau Breard
504th PIR Co A
Executive Officer

1/Lt Henry C Dunavant (Courtesy: Frank Van Lunteren)

1/Lt Henry C Dunavant
504th PIR Co A
KIA 30 Jan 1945

1/Lt James H Goethe

1/Lt James H Goethe
504th PIR Co A 1st Bn
Pathfinder


2/Lt Stanley J Whitman

2/Lt Stanley J Whitman
504th PIR Co A
1st Platoon

1/Lt Mearle D Duvall

1/Lt Mearle D Duvall
504th PIR Co A
2nd Platoon

1/Lt Richard Hallock - Co A 3rd Platoon & 551st PIB Company C(Courtesy: Frank Van Lunteren)

1/Lt Richard Hallock
504th PIR Co A
3rd Platoon



Company B
Pvt Glynn Franklin Amer - (Courtesy: Michael Amer)

Pvt Glynn F Amer
504th PIR
Company B

Sgt William Lewis Bonning

Sgt William L Bonning
504th PIR
Company B

T/4 Onie A Burnett

T/4 Onie A Burnett
504th PIR Co B
KIA 17 Sept 1944


S/Sgt John C Burton II - Silver Star Recipient

S/Sgt John C Burton II
504th PIR Co B
Silver Star Recipient

1/Sgt Amadeo Castagno - (Courtesy: Hubert A Wolfe)

1/Sgt Amadeo Castagno
504th PIR
Company B

S/Sgt Harold E Florey

S/Sgt Harold E Florey
504th PIR
Company B


Pfc William L Gray - D-Day Pathfinder

Pfc William L. Gray
504th PIR Co. B
KIA 06 June 1944

S/Sgt Thomas R Holliday Jr

S/Sgt Thomas R Holliday Jr
504th PIR Co B
1st Platoon

S/Sgt Henry P Paquet

S/Sgt Henry P Paquet
504th PIR
Company B


S/Sgt Paul V Mann (Courtesy of his grandson Cody Mann)

S/Sgt Paul V Mann
504th PIR
Company B

Pfc Arthur Matthews - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Arthur Matthews
504th PIR
Company B

Cpl Jack Edward McDowell (Courtesy: Lloyd Goldston III)

Cpl Jack E McDowell
504th PIR
Company B


Sgt Ian G Mc Kee

Sgt Ian G Mc Kee
504th PIR
Company B

Pvt Jerry M Murphy - (Courtesy: Hubert A Wolfe)

Pvt Jerry M Murphy
504th PIR Co B
KIA 17 Sept 1944

Cpl L H O'Dell (Comanche) - (Courtesy: Hubert A Wolfe)

Cpl L. H. O'Dell
504th PIR
Company B


Pvt Joseph P Leporati - (Courtesy: Hubert A Wolfe)

Pvt Joseph P Leporati
504th PIR
Company B

Pvt Sydney J Redburn

Pvt Sydney J Redburn
504th PIR Co B
KIA 1 Feb 1945

Pvt Joseph A Sims - POW - (Courtesy: Hubert A Wolfe)

Pvt Joseph A Sims
504th PIR Co B
2nd Platoon


Cpl Robert D Stern

Cpl Robert D Stern
504th PIR
Company B

Sgt Lawrence W Stimpson - Company Clerk - (Courtesy: Hubert A Wolfe)

Sgt Lawrence W Stimpson
504th PIR
Company B

Pfc Hubert A Wolfe - (Courtesy: Hubert A Wolfe)

Pfc Hubert A Wolfe
504th PIR
Company B



Company C
Pvt Ernest Avant (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pvt Ernest Avant
504th PIR
Comapny C

Pfc Robert Brownell - (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pfc Robert Brownell
504th PIR
Company C

Cpl Andrew Brumback - Bronze Star (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Cpl Andrew Brumback
504th PIR Co C
Bronze Star


Pvt Charles L Butler - Kid  (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pvt Charles L Butler
504th PIR Co C
Kid

S/Sgt Ross S Carter - Silver Star Recipient - [Author:  Those Devils in Baggy Pants]

S/Sgt Ross S Carter
504th PIR Co C
Silver Star

Pvt Richard L Crusie (Source Kathryn Cruise Mincey

Pvt Richard L Crusie
504th PIR Co C
DOW 7 Feb 1944


Cpl Frank Dietrich  (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Cpl Frank Dietrich
504th PIR Co C
Berkley

Pvt Leob Duquette - Duquense  (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pvt Leon Duquette
504th PIR Co C
DOW 21 Dec 1944 Duquense

Sgt Voyd L Faile (Source David Faile

Sgt Voyd L Faile
504th PIR Co C
KIA 20 Dec 1944


Cpl Al Feroni (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Cpl Al Feroni
504th PIR
Comapny C

Cpl Fred R Gruneberg - Greuning (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Cpl Fred R Gruneberg
504th PIR Co C
DOW 2 Jan 1945 Greuning

Pvt Joseph Jilton (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pvt Joseph Jilton
504th PIR
Comapny C


Pfc William Kline

Pfc William Kline
504th PIR
Company C

Pfc Ernest K Kong

Pfc Ernest K Kong
504th PIR
Company C

Sgt Stewart R Knowles - Holland Pathfinder (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Sgt Stewart R Knowles
504th PIR Co C
Pathfinder


Pfc Jasper T McCain

Pfc Jasper T Mc Cain
504th PIR
Comapny C

Pfc William Douglas Nix  (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pfc William D Nix
504th PIR Co C
Anti-Tank Gunner

Pvt John J Parsons - The Master Termite - (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pvt John J Parsons
504th PIR Co C
KIA 25 Dec 1943 Master Termite


S/Sgt Andrew A Pompey - (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

S/Sgt Andrew A Pompey
504th PIR Co C
DOW 26 Jan 1944

M/Sgt William L Reed - Co C Silver Star and (3)Bronze Star Recipient (Courtesy: Andrew Reed)

M/Sgt William L Reed
504th PIR Co C
Silver Star Recipient

S/Sgt Thomas L Rodgers - Pathfinder - DSC Recipient

S/Sgt Thomas L Rodgers
504th PIR Co C
KIA 15 June 1944 (DSC)


Pfc William M Satterfield - 2 Purple Hearts & Bronze Star

Pfc William M Satterfield
504th PIR Co. C
Bronze Star

Sgt Serilla - Bronze Star Recipient

Sgt Dan Serilla
504th PIR Co. C
"Sokal" - Bronze Star

Pfc Lloyd Shipp - Sheraton  (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pfc Lloyd Shipp
504th PIR Co C
Sheraton


Cpl Harold D Stevenson (Courtesy: Steve Howerter)

Cpl Harold D Stevenson
504th PIR Co C
KIA 20 Dec 1944

Sgt Elmer W Swartz - Destiny Tot - Mortar Squad (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Sgt Elmer W Swartz
504th PIR Co C
Destiny's Tot

Pvt John R Towle MOH

Pvt John R Towle
504th PIR Co C (MOH)
KIA 21 Sept 1944


S/Sgt William J Walsh (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

S/Sgt William J Walsh
504th PIR Co C
Knobby

Pfc Raymond C Wilson (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

Pfc Raymond C Wilson
504th PIR Co C
Mortimer Snerd

2/Lt Wayne M Fetters (Courtesy: Mike St.George)

2/Lt Wayne M Fetters
504th PIR Co C
Silver Star Recipient



Headquarters Company 1st Battalion (HQ 1)
S/Sgt Hank Hajak

S/Sgt Hank Hajak
504th PIR
HHC 1st Battalion

Pfc Theodore H Bachenheimer

Pfc Ted Bachenheimer
504 PIR Co HQ 1 Bn
KIA 19 Oct 1944

Pvt Daniel C Branson Jr KIA Hill 1205 Mt Sumacro Italy

Pvt Daniel C Branson Jr
504 PIR Co HQ 1 Bn
KIA 11 Jan 44


Pfc Perry A Chester

Pfc Perry A Chester
504 PIR Co HQ 1 Bn
"Irish"

First Sgt Marvin D Cornett

1st Sgt Marvin D Cornett
504 PIR Co HQ 1 Bn
Italy, 1943

Pfc George T Cutting

Pfc George T Cutting
504th PIR Co HQ 1st Bn
Bronze Star Recipient


Pfc Buster N Johnson

Pfc Buster N Johnson
504th PIR Co HQ 1 Bn
KIA 12 July 1943 Sicily

Pfc Robert M Kinney

Pfc Robert M Kinney
504 PIR Co HQ 1 Bn
Ithaca, NY

Pfc Milton Knight

Pfc Milton Knight
504th PIR Co HQ 1st Bn
Louisiana


Pfc Ted Kowalski

Pfc Ted Kowalski
504th PIR Co Hq 1st Bn
Heavy Weapons

Sgt Morrison V Langhoff

Sgt Morrison V Langhoff
504th PIR Co HQ 1st Bn
Tampa, FL

Tech Sgt Nicholas W Mansolillo

T Sgt Nicholas Mansolillo
504th PIR Co Hq 1st Bn
Machine Gunner


Pvt Baptist J Massar - Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt Baptist J Massar
504th PIR Co Hq 1st Bn
MIA 7 April 1945

Sgt William M McKinley (Source: Patricia Mc Kinley)

Sgt William M McKinley
504th PIR Co Hq 1
1st Battalion

Pfc James M Mc Namara

Pfc James M Mc Namara
504th PIR Co HQ 1st Bn
Scout Observer


Pvt Charles J Melle

Pvt Charles J Melle
504th PIR Co Hq 1
1st Battalion

1st Sgt Regis Pahler

1st Sgt Regis Pahler
504th PIR Co Hq 1st Bn
Pathfinder

Pfc William F Ranson

Pfc William F Ranson
504th PIR Co Hq 1st Bn
KIA 7 April 1945


Pfc Bernard G Shipton

Pfc Bernard G Shipton
504th PIR Co Hq 1st Bn
Pathfinder

Pvt Tony Varise

Pvt Tony Varise
504th PIR Co HQ 1st Bn
New York

Pvt. James Vigilis

Pvt.James Vigilis
504th PIR Co HQ 1st Bn
New York


1/Lt Ned Wall Hq 1

1/Lt Ned Wall
504th PIR HQ 1st Bn
KIA 17 September 1943

Major John S. Lekson

Major John S.Lekson
504th PIR
HQ Co. 1st Btn S-3

Maj John T Berry

Maj. John T. Berry
504th PIR
CO 1st Battalion



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R E L A T E D   B O O K S

Annussek, Greg Hitler's Raid to Save Mussolini: The Most Infamous Commando Operation of World War II. Sept 1, 2005, Da Capo Press, 353 pp. ISBN: 0306813963
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Blair, Jr, Clay Ridgeway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in WW II. New York: Doubleday, 1985 588 p. ISBN: 0385278888
Breuer, William B  Agony at Anzio: The Allies Most Controversial and Bizarre Operation of WW II Jove Publishing, 1989 ISBN: 0515102113
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Drop Zone Sicily: Allied Airborne Strike,July 1943. Novato, CA: Presidio, c1983. 212 p. ISBN: 089 141 1968
Breuer, William B  They Jumped at Midnight Jove Publishing, (P) c1990 ISBN: 0515104256
Breuer, William B Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. John Wiley & Sons, Sept 1998 256 p. ISBN:0471291072
Burriss, T Moffatt  Strike and Hold: A Memoir of the 82nd Airborne in WW II Brasseys, Inc, 256 pp August,2000 ISBN: 1574882589
Carter, Ross S  Those Devils in Baggy Pants  Buccaneer Books, Reprint,1996 ISBN: 0899666132
D'Este, Carlo  Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life 880 pp Owl Books (May, 2003) ISBN: 0805056874
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
D'Este, Carlo & John S.D.Eisenhower  World War II in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945 (Major Battles & Campaigns) 272 pp Algonquin Books (July, 1990) ISBN: 0945575041
De Trez, Michel  American Paratrooper Helmets: Mediterranean & European Theater of Operations  June, 2010, Histoire & Collections, 272 p. ISBN: 2352501415
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
Falerios, Kenton J.  Give Me Something I Can't Do: The History of the 82nd Military Police Company, WW 1 to Iraq Nov 2007, Authorhouse, 192 p ISBN: 1434337197
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Hove, Duane T American Warriors: Five Presidents in the Pacific Theater of WW II Burd Street Press (Oct 2003) 224 pp.  ISBN: 1572493070
Keegan, John The Second World War Penguin (P), 708 p. ISBN: 014011341X
Kershaw, Alex The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of WWII's Most Decorated Platoon Da Capo Press, 288 pp November 30, 2004 ISBN: 0306813041
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
Megallas , James All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe 336p., Presidio Press, March, 2003. ISBN: 0891417842
Messina , Phillip Anzio: Song of Destiny A.G.Halldin Publishing Company, 1992. ISBN: 0 935 64838 0
Nigl, Dr Alfred J & Charles A Nigl  Silent Wings - Savage Death Santa Ana, CA: Graphic Publishing, Dec 3,2007. 288 p. ISBN: 1882824318
Nordyke , Phil All American All the Way: Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II Zenith Press, April 2005. 880 pgs ISBN: 0760322015
Nordyke , Phil The All Americans in World War II: A Photographic History of the 82nd Airborne Division at War Zenith Press, May 2006. 192 pgs ISBN: 0760326177
Nordyke , Phil Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II Zenith Press, November 2006. 480 pgs ISBN: 0760326649
Ospital, John  We Wore Jump Boots and Baggy Pants Willow House, 1977. 118 p. ISBN: 0912450150
Ruggero, Ed  Combat Jump: The Young Men who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July, 1943  HarperCollins, 10/21/2003. 388 p. ISBN: 0060088753
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Turnbull, Peter I Maintain The Right: The 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion in WW II Authorhouse, Oct 31,2005. 204 p. ISBN: 1420871447
van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302


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