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509th Parachute Infantry Battalion Shoulder Patch
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509th PIB Patch






509th PIB WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Cpl Paul B Huff











Distinguished Service Cross Recipients
Pfc Leslie B Davis
Sgt Mike Baranek
T/Sgt Carl R Clegg
Cpl Boggs G Collins
Pvt Edwin C Hicks








Silver Star Recipients
Pvt Harold E Austin
Sgt Kelly C Bath
Pvt Hubert I Beatty
T/4 Eugene C Beckner
Pvt George Bell
Pfc Joseph R Blackwood
Pfc William R Bowers
Pfc Ralph L Burrell Jr
Cpl Elmer T Cardwell
Cpl Ray Carr
Pvt Loren E Chambers
Cpl Russell E Cook
Pvt Harry R Crane
Pvt Manley L Crumley
Sgt Francis A Dean
T/4 Theodore J Fina
Pvt Richard D Fisco
Sgt Abel N Flores
S/Sgt George G Fontanesi
T/Sgt John V Forni
Pvt Armarante C Garcia
Pvt Wesley E Gonderson
T/Sgt Everett J Hall
Pvt Joseph Hoben
Cpl William J Holtz
Pvt Guy W Jeanes
















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Home Was Never Like This: Memoirs of Col Doyle R Yardley

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The 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion
Roll of Honor A - J


 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Abramczyk Stanley J Pvt Italy 12/01/43 S-R
Akins Houston C Pfc Co A Anzio 2/19/44 S-R
Aldridge Warren S Pvt Italy 9/15/43 MIA/BS S-R   WOM
Ande Leroy E Pvt Co F N Africa 11/11/42 503 PIR NAF  
Anderson John N
Antrim Donald E Pvt Anzio 3/16/44 DOW S-R
Aponte Victor D Pfc KODY USA/PR
Baresi Joseph F Pfc DOW USA/NY
Barnthouse Robert M Cpl Belgium USA/IN
Barker William E Cpl Co E Italy 9/01/43 NAF
Beatham Stanley Jr S/Sgt Co A So France 8/23/44 DOW USA/ME
Beavers Leslie W T/5 Anzio 2/19/44 S-R
Becker Warren Pvt Anzio DOW USA/VA
Beckner Eugene C T/4 Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/SS RHO WOM
Bergeman Clarence N Pfc Hq Co So France 8/24/44 Medic RHO
Bethel Jewell G Jr Pfc Co A Belgium 12/24/44 USA/IL
Bills George L Pfc Co B Belgium 12/26/44 USA/IN
Bloyd David G Pvt Co A So France 8/21/44 RHO
Brockman Raymond L Pfc Co D USA/OH
Brookins Ira L Pvt Co E NAF 11/8/42 503 PIR NAF
Buchanan Joseph L S/Sgt Anzio DOW USA/LA
Burch Fred C Cpl Italy 9/15/43 FLO
Burns Francis N Jr Pvt So France 10/23/44 DOI RHO
Burns Fred C Pvt
Burns Paul L Pfc Belgium 1/8/45 USA/IL
Busse Theodore L Pfc Anzio 3/16/44 MIA S-R   WOM
Butler Ira J Pvt Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Campos Frank Pfc Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Cherry Walter A T/5 Hq Co Italy 9/15/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures S-R
Clem Ross W Cpl Italy USA/FL
Cooper William C Pvt Hq Co So France 8/23/44 USA/PA
Cormak Joseph Pvt
Crane Thomas J 1/Sgt Co A So France 8/22/44 USA/PA
Crevelling Oscar F Sgt Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Crosby James H Pvt Hq Co So France 8/23/44 USA/GA
Currie Donald S Pvt Italy 6/21/44 KODY S-R
Daley William E Pfc Italy 11/11/43 S-R
Daves Robert D T/5 USA/NC
David Robert B S/Sgt Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
David Roy W Sgt Co C So France 8/25/44 SS USA/ID
Davie Burdette H Pfc Co A Anzio 2/27/44 S-R
Davis Donald E Sgt Italy 11/28/43 S-R
Davis Ervin Jr Pvt Anzio 2/5/44 S-R
Davis Leslie B Pfc Italy 11/23/43 DSC FLO
Davison Robert E Pvt Co A So France 8/22/44 RHO
Dawson Albert T T/5 Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
De Bella Matthew Pvt Belgium 12/44 USA/PA
Diraimondo Frank Pvt Anzio 3/2/44 S-R
Dockins Burt E Pfc USA/SC
Dohner Sigurd L Pvt So France USA/NY
Dorsa Anthony J 1/Sgt Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Ducote Larry J Pvt Co B So France 8/25/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/TX
Dugan Milford L Pfc Co D Italy 11/11/43 USA/PA
Dunphy Carl E Pvt Hq Co Anzio 3/16/44 S-R
Erickson Gustav E Pfc Belgium 1/45 USA/IL
Fain Clifford E Cpl Co E USA/PA
Farmer Charles J S/Sgt Anzio 2/29/44 PH (OLC) S-R
Fisher Herbert E Pvt So France USA/NY
Flament Charles E Pvt So France USA/CT
Ford Johnnie C Pfc Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Fortier Laurent E Pvt Italy 10/20/43 KODY S-R
Frank Lowell W 2/Lt Hq Co Anzio 2/02/44 USA/NY
Franks Mitchel T Pfc Co D Italy 12/01/43 DOW S-R
Gagnon Arthur J Pvt Anzio 2/29/44 S-R
Gallagher Fred W Pvt Co B Anzio 2/19/44 S-R
Gassman Joseph R Pvt Anzio 3/16/44 S-R
Gennarelli Adolph Pfc Co F KODY USA/IL
George Eugene S Pvt Anzio 2/8/44 S-R
Gerdes Roy E Pfc Hq Co Anzio 2/2/44 USA/NE
Gilliam Orval C Pfc DOW USA/MO
Gillman Marvin N T/4 Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Glen Melvin E Pfc Anzio 2/29/44 S-R
Glynn Hugh J Pfc Italy 6/11/44 S-R
Gracia Julius Pvt Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Grant Samuel U Cpl Belgium 1/20/45 USA/PA
Griffin Donald F Pvt Co A So France 8/23/44 USA/WI
Gunderson Orval C Pfc Hq Co Italy 11/11/43 USA/WI
Haller Leonard R Pvt Co C So France 8/19/44 USA/DC
Halley Edward C Pfc USA/IL
Hardin Harrison B Pvt Anzio 2/29/44 S-R
Harnois Rene O Pvt KODY USA/RI
Hart Carl M Pfc So France 8/15/44
Harvey Russell G Cpl Co A Anzio 2/27/44 USA/SC
Hemsworth George P Pfc Co B So France 8/25/44 USA/MA
Herndon Carroll E Pfc Co C Belgium 12/28/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/GA
Hicks Edwin C Pvt Co F Anzio
Hirales Ralph V Pfc Co B So France 8/25/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures RHO
Hodgkiss Robert L Pfc
Holcombe Robert F Jr Pfc Belgium 1/26/45 USA/IL
Holmes Frederick V Pfc Italy 9/19/43 Avelino/POW
Hood Charles W Jr Sgt Co E Anzio 2/44 DOW USA/GA
House Emmanuel C Sgt Anzio 2/9/44 USA/IA
Huffman William A Pfc Co A Anzio 2/22/44 DOW USA/KY
Jackson Frank 1/Sgt USA/GA
Jenkins Robert L Pvt Co B Anzio 1/19/44 DOW USA/OH
Johnson Arnold E Pfc Co C Belgium 12/23/44 PH 2(OLC) ARD
Jordan Eugene C Pfc Belgium 12/25/44 H-C
Justice Stephen D Sgt Co C Belgium 12/28/44 USA/TX
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books
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
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France. Presidio Press, Sept 1987 261 p. ISBN: 0891413073
Broumley, Jim T The Boldest Plan is the Best: The Combat History of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion during WWII. Rocky Marsh Publishing,(Aug 29 2011) 336 p. ISBN: 0983963215
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  First Airborne Task Force: Pictorial History of the Allied Paratroopers in the Invasion of Southern France 7/98, D-Day Pub, 500 p. ISBN: 2960017625
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
Inglesby, Leo C A Corporal Once Xlibris  2/2/2001, 108 p. ISBN: 0738838209
Hicks, Anne The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick Schiffer Pub Ltd, 320pp, ISBN: 0764324306
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 Blocking Kampfgruppe Peiper: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge Casemate, Sept 19,2015. 368 p. ISBN: 1612003133
van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
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
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302
Yardley, Doyle R  Home Was Never Like This. Yardley Enterprises, Aug, 2002, 312 p. ISBN:0971743908


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