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517th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

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517th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Trooper Pictures

Pfc Melvin E Biddle Medal of Honor Recipient

Pfc Melvin E Biddle
517th PIR (MOH)
Company B

Captain Charles E La Chausee

Capt Charles E La Chausee
517th PIR
CO Company C

Pfc John B Dickson - WIA 25 Dec 44 Soy-Hotten Belgium

Pfc John B Dickson
517th PIR
Company A


Pfc Robert Lee Crawford

Pfc Robert Lee Crawford
517th PIR
Company A

Cpl Jack W Dallas - Silver Star Recipient

Cpl Jack W Dallas
517th PIR Co A
KIA 8 Feb 45 (SS OLC)

Pvt Ian Cowan - Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt Ian Cowan
517th PIR
Company B


Sgt John Raul D Flores

Sgt John Raul D Flores
517th PIR
Company B

Pvt Harry A Hill

Pvt Harry A Hill
517th PIR
Company B

Pvt Frank Barringer - Replacement (Source:Shawn Smith)

Pvt Frank Barringer
517th PIR Co C
KODY 13 Apr 45


1/Sgt E.W.Bolin

1/Sgt E. W. Bolin
517th PIR
Company C

Cpl Albert J Caraciolo

Cpl Albert J Caraciolo
517th PIR Co C
KIA 14 Jan 44

Pfc Joseph B (Eggle Beak) Egelhof

Pfc Joseph B. Egelhof
517th PIR
Company D


Pfc S.E.(Sambo) Emmons Jr

Pfc S.E.Emmons Jr
517th PIR
Company D

Pfc Daniel L Ogniewski

Pfc Daniel L Ogniewski
517th PIR Co D
KIA 4 Nov 1944

Pvt William F Thorng

Pvt William F Thorng
517th PIR Co D
KIA 4 Sept 44


Pvt Marion E Anderson Jr - Bronze Star Recipient(Source: Randall C Anderson)

Pvt Marion E Anderson Sr
513/517th PIR Co E
Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Clarence B Jones - Company E (3rd Platoon 1st Squad)

Pfc Clarence B Jones
517th PIR Co E
KIA Belgium

Pfc Robert L Morris - Bronze Stars (2) Recipient - 3rd Platoon-1st Squad (Source: Bill Morris)

Pfc Robert L Morris
517th PIR Co E
Bronze Star Recipient


Pfc Charles E Parker - (Source: Dominique Potier)

Pfc Charles E Parker
517th PIR
Company E

Capt Robert H Newberry - (Source:)

Capt Robert H Newberry
517th PIR Co E
Commading Officer

Sgt Randolph Coleman - Co F

Sgt Randolph Coleman
517th PIR
Company F


1/Lt George E Giuchici - Silver and Bronze Star Recipient (1946 promoted to Captain 505th PIR Co A Commander

1/Lt George E Giuchici
517th PIR Co F
Silver Star Recipient

1/Lt Harry E Riddle Co F - Bronze Star

1/Lt Harry E Riddle
517th PIR
Company F

Capt Bill Smith 517th PIR Co F Commander/ 551st PIB Co C

Capt Bill Smith
517th PIR Co F
Company Commander


SSGT Nello Renic Arterburn - Bronze Star Recipient (Source: Michael Arterburn)

S/Sgt Nello R Arterburn
517th PIR
Company G

Pfc Donald G Barry

Pfc Donald G Barry
517th PIR
Company G

Sgt Darwynn Beer

Sgt Darwynn Beer
517th PIR
Company G


Pfc Donald Cheney

Pfc Donald Cheney
517th PIR
Company G

Pfc Jesse O Goswick - KIA So France

Pfc Jesse O Goswick
517th PIR Co G
KIA August 1944

Pvt John F (Jack) Henwood

Pvt John F Henwood
517th PIR
Company G


Pfc James Ledgin

Pfc James Ledgin
517th PIR
Company G

Sgt George Mills - Silver Star Recipient

Sgt George Mills
517th PIR Co G
KIA 19 January 1945

1/Lt Gerald V Woodard - Commanding Officer Company G

1/Lt Gerald V Woodard
517th PIR
Company G


SSgt Benedict James Barrett Co H

S/Sgt Ben J Barrett
517th PIR
Company H

Pvt Layton Pippin

Pvt Layton Pippin
517th PIR Co H
KIA 5 January 1945

1/lt Hillard B Thomas

1/Lt Hillard B Thomas
517th PIR Co H
KIA 19 Sept 1944


Capt James Patrick Birder - Silver Star Recipient

Capt James P Birder
517th PIR Co I
KIA 7 Feb 1945 (SS)

Pfc Edward Gunn

Pfc Edward Gunn
517th PIR
Company I

Pfc William J Eckart Jr

Pfc William J Eckart Jr
517th PIR Co I
KIA 27 December 1944


Pvt John S Penn - Co I KIA Manahey

Pvt John S Penn
517th PIR Co I
KIA 27 December 1944

1Lt Lloyd A Stott - Co I KIA Manahey

1/Lt Lloyd A Stott
517th PIR Co I
KIA 27 December 1944

Pvt Elmer J Anderson - Silver Star Recipient

Pvt Elmer J Anderson
517th PIR Co Hq
KIA So France (SS)


Pfc William H Faltysek

Pfc William H Faltysek
517th PIR
Company Hq

Pfc Frank L Parker Jr (Source: Sarah Tanner)

Pfc Frank L Parker Jr
517th PIR/504th PIR
Company Hq

S/Sgt Charles H Walter - Later M/Sgt 504th PIR (Source: Dominique Potier)

S/Sgt Charles H Walter
517th PIR/504th PIR
Company Hq


Pvt Robert A Harp - Hq 2

Pvt Robert A Harp
517th PIR Hq 2
KIA 22 Jan 1945

1/Lt Robert J Reber - Hq 3 Mortar Platoon Leader

1/Lt Robert J Reber
517th PIR Hq 3
Mortar Pltn Leader


Major Thomas R Cross - 2nd Battalion Executive Officer

Maj Thomas R Cross
517th PIR
2nd Bn XO

Lt Col Melvin Zais - 3 Battalion Commander & Regimental Executive Officer

Lt Col Melvin Zais
517th PIR
Executive Officer

1/Lt John A (Boom-Boom) Alicki

1/Lt John A Alicki
517th PIR
Hq Company


2/Lt Floyd Louis Coil - Service Company

2/Lt Floyd Louis Coil
517th PIR
Service Company

Captain John N Nieler - S2

Captain John N Nieler
517th PIR
Regimental S-2

Major Herbert M Bowlby - S3

Major Herbert M Bowlby
517th PIR
Regimental S-3


Capt Marshall McDonald Jr - IE Officer

Capt Marshall McDonald Jr
517th PIR
IE Officer

Pfc Robert H Yates

Pfc Robert H Yates
517th PIR
Bronze Star

T/5 John Clark Wyatt - Rigger

T/5 John C Wyatt
517th PIR Svrc Co
KIA 28 Jun 44





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
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
Archer, Clark Paratroopers Odyssey : A History of the 517th Parachute Combat Team. 266p., 1985, ISBN: 0961601507
Astor, Gerald 'Battling Buzzards': The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945. 338p., 7/93, Donald I Fine Pub, ISBN: 0440236932
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
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
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
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
Eberle, Henrik & Matthias Uhl (editors) The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin November 14, 2005, PublicAffairs Pub, 416 p. ISBN: 1586483668
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Hastings, Max Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy Simon and Shuster(JUV), 396 p. ISBN: 0671554352
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
Ingrisano, Michael N. Jr And Nothing is Said: Wartime Letters, August 15, 1943 - April 21, 1945 Sunflower University Press, Sept 2002, 540p. ISBN: 0897452631
Irwin, Will (Lt. Col [RET.]) The Jedburghs: The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944 Sept 6, 2005, PublicAffairs Pub, 323 p. ISBN: 1586483072
Keegan, John The Second World War Penguin (P), 708 p. ISBN: 014011341X
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
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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