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The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Trooper Pictures

2/Lt Boyd A Alexander

2/Lt Boyd A Alexander
508th PIR Co A
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Pvt Nicholas V Battiste

Pvt Nicholas V Battiste
508th PIR Co A
KIA 8 June 1944

Pvt Edwin F Carpenter

Pvt Edwin F Carpenter
508th PIR Co A
KIA 6 June 1944


Cpl Walter Firestine 508 Company A - Silver Star Recipient

Cpl Walter Firestine
508th PIR Co A
KIA 31 Dec 1944 (SS)

Pvt Oscar Gomez (Source: Oscar A Gomez)

Pvt Oscar Gomez
508th PIR Co A
KIA 24 Dec 1944

Pfc Ernest J Lamson

Pfc Ernest J Lamson
508th PIR
Company A


Pfc Donald E Walling (Source: Gary E Banas)

Pfc Donald E Walling
508th PIR Co A
KIA 15 June 1944

Pvt William V Askren - Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt William V Askren
508th PIR Co B
MIA 21 Sept 1944

S/Sgt Harold J Brogan

S/Sgt Harold J Brogan
508th PIR Co B
KIA 4 July 1944


Pvt John A Daum (Courtesy of his nephew Thomas Stumpner)

Pvt John A Daum
508th PIR Co B
KIA 8 June 1944

Pfc George E Krixer - PH (OLC)

Pfc George E Krixer
508th PIR Co B
KIA 7 Jan 1945

Pvt Milton E Mackey - 3rd Platoon 3rd Squad

Pvt Milton E Mackey
508th PIR Co B
3rd Platoon 3rd Squad


Sgt John Edward Payet

Sgt John Edward Payet
508th PIR Co B
KIA 26 Dec 1945

Pfc Roland E Terhune

Pfc Roland E. Terhune
508th PIR Co B
KIA 7 June 1944

Pfc William Windom

Pfc William Windom
508th PIR
Company B


1/Lt Edward Wheelock (Source: Dominique Potier)

1/Lt Edward Wheelock
508th PIR
Company B

Pfc Gordon H Cullings - medic - Bronze & Silver Star Recipient (Source: Tom Kibler)

Pfc Gordon H Cullings
508th PIR Co C
Silver Star Recipient

1st Sgt Leonard A Funk

1st Sgt Leonard A. Funk
508th PIR Co C
Medal of Honor


SSgt George Hamman (Source: Denise M Hamman)

SSgt George Hamman
508th PIR
Company C

Pvt John E Lane - Company C - KIA in a POW straffing at Mesnil Vigot on 7 June 1944

Pvt John E Lane
508th PIR Co C
KIA 7 June 1944

Sgt Andrew W Lowei - Company C - (Source: Paulo Bley)

Sgt Andrew W Lowei
508th PIR Co C
KIA 5 Jan 1945


Pfc Coy Lee Moore

Pfc Coy Lee Moore
508th PIR
Company C

Pvt Robert Nobles - Company C - POW 9 June 1944

Pvt Robert Nobles
508th PIR Co C
POW - Normandy

T/Sgt William (Doc) Savage - Company C - (Source: Gary Zuber)

T/Sgt William (Doc) Savage
508th PIR
Company C


Pfc Nelson Bryant

Pfc Nelson Bryant
508th PIR
Company D

Sgt Jack M Chambers

Sgt Jack M Chambers
508th PIR Co D
KIA 5 July 1944

Pfc Francisco Garza

Pfc Francisco Garza
508th PIR Co D
KIA 6 June 1944


Pfc Travis W Stout

Pfc Travis W Stout
508th PIR Co D
KIA 24 June 1944

Sgt John F Melton Jr

Sgt John F Melton Jr
508th PIR
Company D

Capt B F Delamater

Capt B F Delamater
508th PIR
Company E


1st Lt Robert P Mathias

1/Lt Robert P Mathias
508th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44

Pvt Raul L Ortega

Pvt Raul L Ortega
508th PIR Co E
DOW 8 Nov 44

Pfc Edward C Ozbolt

Pfc Edward C Ozbolt
508th PIR Co E
KIA 26 June 44


Pvt Charles R Swan - Silver Star Recipient

Pvt Charles R Swan
508th PIR Co E
KIA 17 June 44

Cpl Walter (Bill) E Wells - (Source: Lt Col Brian Dutton)

Cpl Walter E Wells
508th PIR Co E
KIA 24 Dec 44

1/Lt Lloyd L Polette Jr - DSC/Silver Star (OLC) Recipient - D-Day Pathfinder

1/Lt Lloyd L Polette Jr
508th PIR Co F/E
KIA 22 Jan 1945 DSC


Pvt Sherman Lee Baker - Company F (Courtesy: Missy Frye)

Pvt Sherman Lee Baker
508th PIR Co F
DOW 6 July 1944

Pvt Dwayne T Burns

Pvt Dwayne T Burns
508th PIR
Company F

CLICK on Picture for a website about Pfc Ralph Burrus

Pfc Ralph Burrus
508th PIR Co F
Pathfinder


Pvt William R Rudy Chestnut - Company F - POW Stalag 4F (Source: Dominique Potier)

Pvt William R Chestnut
508th PIR Co F
POW - Stalag 4F

2/Lt Mack G Cook - Company F Silver Star Recipient

2/Lt Mack G Cook
508th PIR Co F
KIA 4 July 1944 (SS)

Capt Donald K Ipson

Capt Donald K Ipson
508th PIR
Company F CO


1/Lt John J Jampetero - Company F

1/Lt John J Jampetero
508th PIR Co F
KIA 23 June 1944

Cpl Jesse M Kellum

Cpl Jesse M Kellum
508th PIR Co F
KIA 6 June 1944

Pvt David P Miller (Source: Rebecca [Miller] Deal)

Pvt David P Miller
508th PIR Co F
KIA 3 July 1944


Pvt Clarence O Shipton

Pvt Clarence O Shipton
508th PIR
Company F

Pvt Raymond J Coon

Pvt Raymond J Coon
508th PIR Co G
KIA 6 July 1944

Pfc Harold M Cranston (Source: Erwin Derhaag)

Pfc Wayne E Couch
508th PIR Co G
KIA 15 June 1944


Pfc Harold M Cranston (Source: Erwin Derhaag)

Pfc Harold M Cranston
508th PIR Co G
KIA 9 Jan 1945

Pfc William W Farris

Pfc William W Farris
508th PIR
Company G

Pvt Lawrence Jeffers

Pvt Lawrence Jeffers
508th PIR Co G
Silver Star Recipient


Pfc William Stuart (Babe) Howard

Pfc William S Howard
508th PIR
Company G

Pfc Angel Romero (Source: Julia Romero Morris)

Pfc Angel Romero
508th PIR
Company G

Pfc Warren Witt

Pfc Warren Wilt
508th PIR
Companies G/H


Sgt Wayne Harrison Beanblossom Co H

Sgt Wayne H Beanblossom
508th PIR
Company H

Sgt Paul F Burns

Sgt Paul F Burns
508th PIR Co H
KIA 15 July 1944

Pvt John V Giacomelli

Pvt John V Giacomelli
508th PIR Co H
KIA 20 Sept 1944


Cpl Lewis W Latimer

Cpl Lewis W Latimer
508th PIR Co H
KIA 6 June 1944

Pfc Thomas W Porcella

Pfc Thomas W Porcella
508th PIR
Company H


Sgt Warren W Becker

Sgt Warren W Becker
508th PIR Co I
DOW 22 Sept 1944

Pvt Baxter Samuel Buddy Clark Jr

Pvt Baxter S Clark Jr
508th PIR
Company I

Sgt Neil H Cline

Sgt Neil H Cline
508th PIR Co I
KIA 25 Jan 1945


T/5 Ray R Cline

T/5 Ray R Cline
508th PIR
Company I

Pfc Chad Conway 508th PIR Company I

Pfc Chad Conway
508th PIR
Company I

T/4 Emanuel M Foster

T/4 Emanuel M Foster
508th PIR Co I
KIA 20 Sept 1944


Pvt Richard H Fox

Pvt Richard H Fox
508th PIR Co I
KIA 7 Jan 1945

Pfc Corbin L Green

Pfc Corbin L Green
508th PIR Co I
KIA 8 Jan 1945

Capt Wayne K Harvey - Commanding Officer Company I

Capt Wayne K Harvey
508th PIR Co I (CO)
KIA 6 June 1944


Pvt James R Hattrich

Pvt James R Hattrich
508th PIR Co I
KIA 08 Jun 1944

Cpl William (Bill) F Ryan (Courtesy: Ralph Peeters)

Cpl William F Ryan
508th PIR
Company I

Pfc Frank J Sosnowski (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pfc Frank J Sosnowski
508th PIR
Company I


Pfc William H Brown-PH(OLC)

Pfc William H Brown
508th PIR
Hq 1

Sgt William P Brown-(Courtesy: Gary E Banas)

Pfc William P Brown
508th PIR
Hq 1

Sgt Owen (O B)Hill

Sgt Owen B Hill
508th PIR
HQ 1 Company


Sgt William Brice Goudy

Sgt William B Goudy
508th PIR
HQ 1 Company

Cpl Wilbur E James (Source: Lewis Ellison)

Cpl Wilbur E James
508th PIR Hq 1
KIA 24 Dec 1944

Pfc Arnold J Sims

Sgt Augustus D Labate
508th PIR Hq 1
KIA 7 June 1944


Sgt Kenneth (Rock) Merritt

Sgt Kenneth Merritt
508th PIR HQ 1
Silver Star Recipient

Pvt George Allen Newby

Pvt George Allen Newby
508th PIR
HQ 1 Company

Pfc Arnold J Sims

Pfc Arnold J Sims
508th PIR Hq 1
KIA 7 June 1944


Pvt Martin J Teahan - Hq 1

Pvt Martin J Teahan
508th PIR Hq 1
KIA 23 June 44

Pvt Charles H Ellis

Pvt Charles H Ellis
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company

Cpl Ben Bennardi

Cpl Ben Bennardi
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company


Pfc Walter Erwin Massey

Pfc Walter E Massey
508th PIR
Hq 2 Company

Pfc Alfred W Raymond Hq2

Pfc Alfred W Raymond
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company

CLICK to view a picture of Sgt Irving T Shanley - Squad Leader - receiving the French Croix de Guerre'

Sgt Irving T Shanley
508th PIR Hq 2
Squad Leader


Cpl Albert E Williams - Hq2

Cpl Albert E Williams
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company

S/Sgt Donald E Beers

S/Sgt Donald E Beers
508th PIR HQ 3
KIA 12 June 1944

M/Sgt Robert (Bobby) W Carter Jr

M/Sgt Robert W Carter Jr
508th PIR
HQ 3 Company


Pfc Roy McDaniel (Source: Roert Mc Daniel)

Pfc Roy McDaniel
508th PIR
HQ 3 Company

Cpl Jack Schlegel - PH 2(OLC)

Cpl Jack Schlegel
508th PIR
Hq 3rd Battalion

Sgt James N Sidley - Silver Star Recipient

Sgt James N Sidley Jr
508th PIR HQ 3
KIA 23 Sept 1944 (SS)


Cpl Robert Lee Cornett

Cpl Robert Lee Cornett
508th PIR
RHQ Company

1/Lt Donald J Johnson

1/Lt Donald J Johnson
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 07 June 1944

S/Sgt Ralph H Mann

S/Sgt Ralph H Mann
508th PIR
RHQ Company


Cpl Robert G Mangers - Silver Star Recipient

Cpl Robert G Mangers
508th PIR RHQ
POW Stalag 13C

Pfc Frank S Sakowski

Pfc Frank S Sakowski
508th PIR
RHQ Company

Pvt James E Skelton

Pvt James E Skelton
508th PIR
RHQ Company


M/Sgt James B Smylie

M/Sgt James B Smylie
508th PIR
RHQ Company

Pvt Richard H Thomas

Pvt Richard H Thomas
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 02 Oct 1944

Pvt Frank E Mackey Jr

Pvt Frank E Mackey Jr
508th PIR Medic
KIA 7 June 1944


T/5 Robert A Feliz (ASN: 12042790)

T/5 Robert A Feliz
508th PIR
Service Company

Tech Sgt John T (Jack) Shue

T Sgt John T Shue
508th PIR Svc Co
Company Clerk

1/Lt Rex G Combs - Recipient of Silver Star (OLC) Bronze Star Croix de Guerre w/palm & Dutch Bronze Lion (Courtesy of his son Geoffrey R Combs

1/Lt Rex G. Combs
508th PIR Co A
Silver Star(OLC)Recipient


Capt William Nation

Capt William H Nation
508th PIR S-1
KIA 31 Jan 45

Capt Gerard A Ruddy

Capt Gerard A Ruddy
508th PIR Hq 1
KIA 6 June 44

Lt Col Thomas J.B. Shanley - Silver Star Recipient (Photo is a still frame from 8mm movie shot by Capt William Nation, Rgt S-1 508th PIR)

Lt Col Thomas J.B. Shanley
508th PIR 2nd Bn CO
Silver Star Recipient


Lt Col Louis G Mendez Jr - DSC Recipient

Lt Col Louis G Mendez Jr
508th PIR 3rd Bn CO
DSC Recipient

1/Lt George I Stoeckert

1/Lt George I Stoeckert
508th PIR Hq 1
Platoon Leader

1/Lt Cyrus E. Manierre Jr - West Point Graduate

1/Lt Cyrus E. Manierre Jr
508th PIR
Hq 2 Company


Captain Malcolm Dodge Brannen - Comannding Officer HQ Company 3rd Battalion

Capt Malcolm D Brannen
508th PIR HQ 3
Commanding Officer

2/Lt William E Pulverman

2/Lt William E Pulverman
508th PIR Hq 3
KIA 20 Sept 1944

1/Lt Gene H Williams

1/Lt Gene H Williams
508th PIR Hq 3
KIA 20 June 1944


Capt Ignatius P Maternowski - Chaplain

Capt Ignatius Maternowski
508th PIR - Chaplain
KIA 6 June 44

2/Lt Edward J Czepinski - D-Day Pathfinder

2/Lt Edward J Czepinski
508th PIR
KIA June 44

Pfc William R Morgan Sr

Pfc William R Morgan Sr
508th PIR
Company Unknown


1/Lt Briand N Beaudin

1/Lt Briand N Beaudin
508th PIR
Regimental Surgeon

Col Roy E Lindquist

Col Roy E Lindquist
508th PIR
Regimental Commander








books
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
Astor, Gerald  A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It. Mass Market Paperback, 1994 ISBN: 0440215749
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 Ridgway'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
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
Burns, Dwayne T & Leland Burns Jump Into the Valley of the Shadow: The War Memories of Dwayne Burns Communications Sergeant - 508th PIR. Casemate, (Sept 2006) 256 p. ISBN: 1932033491
Burriss, T Moffatt  Strike and Hold: A Memoir of the 82nd Airborne in WW II Brasseys, Inc, 256 pp August,2000 ISBN: 1574882589
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  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
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
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
Francois, Dominique 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment: Red Devils Heimdal (Aug 2003), 120 p. ISBN: 2840481723
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Giard, Régis & Frédéric Blais Helmets of the ETO: A Historical & Technical Guide Histoire & Collections (Jan 2008), 216 p. ISBN: 2352500621
Hastings, Max Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy Simon and Shuster(JUV), 396 p. ISBN: 0671554352
Inglesby, Leo C A Corporal Once Xlibris  2/2/2001, 108 p. ISBN: 0738838209
Jakeway, Don Paratroopers Do or Die!  ASIN: B0031HBGC0 1996
Keegan, John The Second World War Penguin (P), 708 p. ISBN: 014011341X
Keegan, John Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris Penguin USA(P), 365 p. ISBN: 0140235426
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
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Beyond Valor  Free Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN: 0684873842
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
The Center of Military History  The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302
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
Verier, Mike  82nd Airborne Division in Colour Photographs  (Europa Militaria, No 9) ISBN: 187 200 4857
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007




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