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Distinguished Service Cross Recipients
Pfc John E Atchley
Pfc Marcus Heims
Pvt John D Bolderson
1/Lt John D Spinkle
Lt Col Arthur Gorham (2)
S/Sgt Clarence Prager
Pvt Gordon Pryne
Lt Col Ben Vandervoort
1/Lt Waverly W Wray
1/Lt Harvey J Ziegler

Silver Star Recipients
Cpl Ronald F Adams Sr
T/4 Donald L Adrianson
Sgt Harry E Anderson
S/Sgt Berg E Avadanian
Sgt Floyd M Baldry
Pfc Terence G Beardsley
Sgt George L Bean
Pfc Clarence J Becker
Pfc George Behary
Sgt Charles L Burghduff
Sgt Harry J Buffone (OLC)


Musée Airborne (Museum Ste-Mere-Englise)

Daughters of D-Day

505th Regimental Combat Team during WW II

The 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Roll of Honor A - B

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Adams Gerald F Pvt Co B Normandy 6/6/44  Photo on Trooper Pictures NOR
Adams Ronald F Sr Cpl Hq 2 Belgium 1/7/45  Photo on Trooper Pictures SS USA/TX
Adams Thomas D Pfc HHC Sicily 7/11/43  Photo on Trooper Pictures  S-R
Addison Donald E Pvt Co B Belgium 12/23/44  Photo on Trooper PicturesPH2(OLC) H-C
Aguirre Alfonso R Pvt Co F Holland 9/20/44 USA/TX
Alexander Charles M Pfc Hq 2 Holland 10/2/44  Photo on Trooper Pictures PH(OLC) MAR
Alford Thomas F Pfc Co E Germany 2/8/45  Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/GA
Almonte Henry A Pvt Co C Germany 4/3/45 USA/PA
Altman Percy D Pvt Co F Holland 10/5/44  Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/PA
Alton Verlaine B Pvt Co H Normandy 6/21/44  Photo on Trooper Pictures NOR
Anderson Joseph G Sgt Co A Belgium 1/4/45  Photo on Trooper PicturesPH2(OLC) H-C
Anderson Mark S Pfc Co C Germany 2/15/45  Photo on Trooper Pictures PH(OLC) H-C
Anderson Richard C Pfc Co C Germany 2/9/45 USA/PA
Andre Charles E Pfc Co I Normandy 6/6/44  Photo on Trooper Pictures NOR
Angelo Dominic T Pvt Co G Sicily 7/11/43 S-R
Arello Thomas O Pvt Hq 2 Normandy 6/21/44 USA/MO
Ariasi Ernest L Pvt Co G Holland 9/29/44 USA/CA
Armstrong Milton B Cpl Co E Holland 9/25/44 USA/TN
Armstrong William C Pvt Hq 3 Normandy 6/6/44 BR
Arnold Robert Pvt Co F Normandy 7/3/44 DOW USA/WA
Arter Harold D Pfc Co B Holland 9/17/44 USA/OH
Asklar Joseph S Pfc Co H Sicily 7/10/43 USA/PA
Atchley John E Pfc Co H Belgium 1/3/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures DSC H-C
August Francis J Cpl Hq 2 Salerno 10/5/43 USA/MA
Auther Kenneth W Cpl Co D Normandy 6/7/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  NOR
Bair Clyde Pvt Hq 2 Belgium 12/21/44 USA/SC
Baker Elmer J Pvt Co G Holland 10/5/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/MS
Baldassari John J Pvt Sicily 8/17/43 DOW S-R
Baldry Floyd M Sgt Co B Holland 9/21/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS MAR
Baldwin Donald H Cpl Med Germany 2/9/45 DOW USA/IN
Balotsky John T Pvt Co G Holland 10/4/44 USA/PA
Banasik Lawrence A Pfc Co B Normandy 6/14/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/WI
Barbour Clarence W Sgt Co H Sicily 7/10/43 USA/NJ
Barfield Curtis A Pvt Hq 3 Normandy 6/6/44 USA/GA
Barnett Walter M Pvt Co G Sicily 7/11/43 S-R
Barone Anthony F Pfc Co A Normandy 6/10/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW USA/TX
Barr Ralph W Sgt Co A Normandy 6/6/44 USA/IN
Basarich Isaac Pfc Co I Belgium 3/20/45 DOW CAM
Bates Howard W Pvt Hq 2 Belgium 1/7/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  H-C
Battell James J Pfc Hq Normandy 6/6/44 NOR
Baynes John J Pvt Co F Holland 9/20/44 USA/RI
Beardsley Terence G Pfc Co B Germany 4/30/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS MAR
Beaty Willie B Sgt Co G Belgium 12/22/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/TN
Beckman Robert G Pfc Co F Belgium 1/8/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW H-C
Beckwith Alan D Pvt Co H Normandy 6/7/44 USA/NY
Behary George Pfc Hq 3 Sicily 7/10/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS USA/PA
Belcher George B Pvt Co E Holland 9/17/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  MAR
Belcher Guy E Pfc Co C Holland 10/6/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW MAR
Bennett Samuel N Pvt Co E Normandy 6/10/44 USA/ID
Bensch William W T/4 Co C Normandy 6/25/44 USA/NY
Berardi David V
Pvt Co A Belgium 1/6/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/PA
Berry Gordon R Pfc Co F Sicily 7/13/43 USA/CA
Berry Sidney Pvt Co G Normandy 6/8/44 USA/TN
Billingsley Floyd T Pfc Co D Germany 5/1/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW MAR
Bitala Paul Pvt Co B Normandy 6/6/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/OH
Black Samuel J Pvt Co I Belgium 12/21/44 USA/PA
Blake Thomas J Pvt Hq-Hq Sicily 7/11/43 USA/AL
Blankenship Charles P Pfc Co F Normandy 6/6/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/NC
Blasdel Sherwood W Pvt Medic England 1/20/44 KODY CAM
Bohrer Jack D Pvt Co F Holland 10/2/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures BS/MIA MAR WOM
Bonaventura Tony Pvt Med/2 Holland 10/6/44 USA/PA
Boncyk Aloysius Pfc Co G Sicily 7/11/43 S-R
Bond Roy E Pvt Co H Belgium 1/3/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  H-C
Boothe Joe Pvt Co H Sicily 7/11/43 USA/TX
Bowersock Robert M Cpl Co D Belgium 1/8/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/OH
Bowman Joseph M Pvt Co H Sicily 7/11/43 BS/MIA SR WOM
Bowman Robert C Pfc Co E Normandy 7/26/44 BS/MIA CAM WOM
Bradford James T Pvt Co C Sicily 7/11/43 USA/GA
Brown James W Pfc Co I Belgium 1/3/45 USA/WV
Bryant H T Jr Pvt Co F Normandy 6/6/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  MAR
Bulhack Mitchell T/5 Co H Holland 9/24/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures BS/MIA MAR WOM
Burch Herschel Pfc Co A Belgium 12/27/44 USA/MO
Burghduff Charles L Sgt Co A Holland 9/21/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS/BS MAR
Burke Thomas J Cpl Co E Holland 9/20/44 USA/NY
Busa Frank A T/5 Co A Normandy 6/8/44 DOW USA/IL
Byrd Thomas B Pfc Co D Normandy 6/15/44 USA/NM
Bystrak Henry Pfc Hq 3 Belgium 1/3/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/NJ
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R E L A T E D   B O O K S

Ambrose, Stephen E D-DAY June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle of WW II. 6/93, Simon & Shuster ISBN: 0671673343
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Black, Wallace B.& Blashfield, Jean F. Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series). Crestwood House, 48 pp May,1993 ISBN: 0896865681
Blair, Jr, Clay Ridgeway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in WW II. New York: Doubleday, 1985 588 p. ISBN: 0385278888
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
Crutchfield, Winston S Pathfinder: A conversation with Buck Hilton and other historical documents about Native American veterans  CreateSpace, 180 pp, Aug 2009 ISBN: 1448679559
D'Este, Carlo  Decision in Normandy William S Konnecky Assc(P), 560 p. ISBN: 1568522606
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
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
De Trez, Michel  The Way We Were: "Doc" Daniel B. McIlvoy: Regimental Surgeon, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  August 20, 2004, D-Day Pub, 167 p. ISBN: 2960017668
De Trez, Michel  Colonel Bob Piper: G Company 505 PIR (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  March, 2003, D-Day Pub, 48 p. ISBN: 2960017641
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
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
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
McCann, John Passing Through: The 82nd Airborne Division in Northern Ireland 1943-1944 Gardner Books, (May, 2005), 128 p. ISBN: 1904242413
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
Mullins, Christopher Eric (Moon) The Commander's Voice- The History of the 82nd Signal Battalion during WWI and WWII Amazon Apr 7, 2021. 186 p. ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8734584361
Murphy, Robert M  No Better Place To Die Critical Hit,Inc, March 1,2000. 128 p. ISBN: 1929307004
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
Ruggero, Ed  The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day  HarperCollins, 6/13/2006. 368 p. ISBN: 0060731281
Ryan, Cornelius The Longest Day  Touchstone Books (P), 350 p. ISBN: 0671890913
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Tucker, William H.  Parachute Soldier: From the Diary of William H. Tucker, 1942-1945  ISBN:1884540015
Tucker, William H.  "Rendez-vous at Rochelinval" Battle of the Bulge  International Airborne Books,Harwichport, MA, ISBN:0-9647683-2-1
van Lunteren, Frank Spearhead of the Fifth Army: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy from the Winter Line To Anzio Casemate, Sept 16,2016. 320 p. ISBN: 161200427X
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
Wurst, Spencer & Gayle Descending From the Clouds: A Memoir of Combat in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment: 82nd Airborne Division Casemate (Oct 2004), 256 p. ISBN: 1932033319
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302

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