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Courtesy of Al Nemeth
Insignia









Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Recipient
Captain Wesley Harris
Sgt William E Kero







Airborne Engineer Hat Patch
















Silver Star Recipients
1/Lt John M Bigler
2/Lt Alfred H Conrad
1/Lt John Hollabird
Cpl Ludwig Kubish
Sgt Lasly
Maj John C H Lees
S/Sgt Martin M Sedlak












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History of the 307th AEB

The 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion
Trooper Pictures
Company A
S/Sgt Charles M Billiter - Company A (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

S/Sgt Charles M Billiter
307th AEB Co A
KIA 28 Sept 1944

Sgt Donald L Burkhart - Company A - HOSPITALIZED FOR DIPTHERIA.
TURNED INTO A HEART ISSUED AND DIED 6/21/45 IN LIEGE MILITARY HOSPITAL (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Sgt Donald L Burkhart
307th AEB Co A
DODY 21 June 1945

Pvt Kenneth R Carlson - Company A (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt Kenneth R Carlson
307th AEB Co A
DOW 14 Oct 1944


Pvt Stanley Czuhajewski 307th Co A (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt Stanley Czuhajewski
307th AEB Co A
KIA 3 Oct 1944



Company B
Pvt Edwin Alexander (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

Pvt Edwin Alexander
307th AEB
Company B

Pvt Augustine L Arellanes - Bronze Star and Purple Heart (OLC) Recipient

Pvt Augustine L Arellanes
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 April 1945 (BS)

Cpl Howard R Best (Courtesy:)

Cpl Howard R Best
307th AEB
Company B


Pvt Walter Borucki - SWA 6 June 1944 - POW Cherbourg (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Pvt Walter Borucki
307th AEB Co B
SWA/POW 6 June 1944

Pvt Robert T Coe 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt Robert T Coe
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943

Capt David G Connally Jr -Bronze Star Recipient 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Capt David G Connally Jr
307th AEB Co B
KIA 29 Jan 1945 (BS)


Pvt John L. Connelly Jr, KIA June 7, 1944 executed outside of the Abbey at St. Sauver le Vicomte along with Edmondson and Cunningham. 307th Co. B (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Pvt John L Connelly Jr
307th AEB Co B
KIA 7 June 1944

Pvt Ralph J Cunningham 307th Co. B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt Ralph J Cunningham
307th AEB Co B
KIA 6 June 1944

Pvt Moses De Souza

Pvt Moses De Souza
307th AEB Co B
KIA 12 June 1944


Pvt Charlie K Edmondson - KIA 6 June 1944 (Executed with Privates Connelly & Cunningham outside Abbey next to Ste Sauvier le Vicomte)

Pvt Charlie K Edmondson
307th AEB Co B
KIA 7 June 1944

Pvt James Robert Edwards - KIA 11 July 1943 Biazza Ridge

Pvt James R Edwards
307th AEB Co B
KIA 11 July 1943

Pvt Samuel A Ellis (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

Pvt Samuel A Ellis
307th AEB
Company B


Sgt John B Eplin (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Sgt John B Eplin
307th AEB
Company B

Pfc Theodore H Gach (Courtesy: )

Pfc Theodore H Gach
307th AEB
Company B

Cpl Walter H Gidner 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Cpl Walter H Gidner
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943


T/5 Tom Goins (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

T/5 Tom Goins
307th AEB
Company B

Pvt William R Hartzler 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt William R Hartzler
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943

Pvt Robert K Hause - POW 6 June 1944 - (Killed by order of Commandant for leading a strike against working in the mines (Courtesy: Brian Siddall))

Pvt Robert K Hause
307th AEB Co B
POW 6 June 1944


Cpl Thomas P Hughes (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Cpl Thomas P Hughes
307th AEB
Company B

1st Sgt John Katona (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

1st Sgt John Katona
307th AEB
Company B

Pfc Stanley W King -  (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pfc Stanley W King
307th AEB Co B
KODY 24 Oct 1944


Pvt Joseph S Koslosky 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt Joseph S Koslosky
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943

Pvt Roy K Kreiser - KIA 6 June 1944

Pvt Roy K Kreiser
307th AEB Co B
KIA 6 June 1944

Sgt Everette H Langford 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Sgt Everette H Langford
307th AEB Co B
KIA 6 June 1944


Pvt Karl T Leverknight 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt Karl T Leverknight
307th AEB Co B
KIA 6 June 1944

Cpl Albert P Mayer (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Cpl Albert P Mayer
307th AEB
Company B

1st Sgt John Katona (Courtesy: )

1st Sgt Frank M Miale
307th AEB
Company B


Cpl Benjamin L Mc Keeby - (KIA in the POW column that was straffed on June 7, 1944 (Courtesy: Brian Siddall))

Cpl Benjamin L Mc Keeby
307th AEB Co B
KIA 7 June 1944

Pvt Glenn M (Tex) Pultz - (KODY barracks explosion in Naples (Courtesy: Brian Siddall))

Pvt Glenn M Pultz
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943

Pvt Matthew Puskarich (Courtesy: Brian Siddall))

Pvt Matthew Puskarich
307th AEB Co B
POW 6 June 1944


Cpl Russell O Ratliff 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Cpl Russell O Ratliff
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943

Pvt Robert M Roles 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt Robert M Roles
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943

Pvt Carroll B Rumbaugh (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Pvt Carroll B Rumbaugh
307th AEB
Company B


Cpl E. Quentin Siddall - KIA 6 June 1944 (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Cpl E Quentin Siddall
307th AEB Co B
KIA 6 June 1944

Cpl Paul Smith (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Cpl Paul Smith
307th AEB
Company B

Pfc William J Strabic  (Courtesy: David Azar)

Pfc William J Strabic Jr
307th AEB
Company B


T/5 Lewis E Thompson 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

T/5 Lewis E Thompson
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943

Pfc Hugo R Tilleskjor 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pfc Hugo R Tilleskjor
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943

Pfc Joseph Vastyshak 307th Co B (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pfc Joseph Vastyshak
307th AEB Co B
KIA 10 Oct 1943


S/Sgt Vernon G Watters (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

S/Sgt Vernon G Watters
307th AEB
Company B

Cpl William A Yeo (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

Cpl William A Yeo
307th AEB Co B
KIA 17 June 1944

1/Lt Alfred J Cappa (Courtesy: Brian Siddall)

1/Lt Alfred J Cappa
307th AEB
Company B


2/Lt James Lee Durham

2/Lt James L Durham
307th AEB Co B
KIA 6 June 1944

2/Lt Warren A Riffle

2/Lt Warren A Riffle
307th AEB Co B
KIA 11 July 1943

1/Lt James A Rightley

1/Lt James A Rightley
307th AEB
Company B


1/Lt Edward Whalen (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

1/Lt Edward Whalen
307th AEB
Company B

Capt Joseph I Gurfein (Courtesy: Brian Sidall)

Capt Joseph I Gurfein
307th AEB
Company B



Company C
T/Sgt Max E Albert 307th Co C (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

T/Sgt Max E Albert
307th AEB Co C
KIA 01 May 1945

Pfc Russell Andren (Source: Janis Sullivan)

Pfc Russell Andren
307th AEB Co C
3rd Platoon

T/5 Henry L Beauchamp 307th Co C (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

T//5 Henry L Beauchamp
307th AEB Co C
MIA 12 Aug 1944


Pvt Leo R Cardin 307th Co C (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt Leo R Cardin
307th AEB Co C
KIA 21 Dec 1944

Private Harry Corbin (Courtesy: Warren Bitter)

Pvt Harry Corbin
307th AEB
Company C

S/Sgt Anthony De Polo (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

S/Sgt Anthony De Polo
307th AEB
Company C


Sgt Larry L Ducote - (Source: B Jeffries)

Sgt Larry L Ducote
307th AEB Co C
Silver Star Recipient

Sgt Russell H Fritz (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Sgt Russell H Fritz
307th AEB
Company C

Pfc Edward Henschler 307th Co C (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pfc Edward V Henschler
307th AEB Co C
KIA 20 Sept 1944


Sgt Meldon F Hurlbert (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Sgt Meldon F Hurlbert
307th AEB
Company C

Cpl James A Jacobs 307th Co C (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Cpl James A Jacobs
307th AEB Co C
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Pfc Willard Jenkins 307th Co C (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pfc Willard Jenkins
307th AEB Co C
MIA 20 Sept 1944


Pfc Kay V Jolley - (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Kay V Jolley
307th AEB Co C
Company C

Cpl Paul Kaupas (Courtesy: Warren Bitter)

Cpl Paul Kaupas
307th AEB
Company C

Sgt William E Kero 307th Co C - DSC Recipient (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Sgt William E Kero
307th AEB Co C
KIA 20 Sept 1944 (DSC)


Pfc Fred Leys (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pfc Fred Leys
307th AEB Co C
KIA 10 Apr 1945

T/5 Francis T McCullough (Courtesy of his daughter: Hannah McCullough)

T/5 Francis T McCullough
307th AEB
Company C

Pfc Albert C Middlemiss (Courtesy: Warren Bitter)

Pfc Albert C Middlemiss
307th AEB Co C
KIA 25 Dec 1944


Private Al Nemeth (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

Pvt Al Nemeth
307th AEB
Company C

Pfc Robert S Opacich 307th Co C (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pfc Robert S Opacich
307th AEB Co C
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Cpl Stephen Paliwoda - (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Stephen Paliwoda
307th AEB Co C
Company C


Private Richard Platte (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

Pvt Richard Platte
307th AEB
Company C

Pfc William R Prescott 307th Co C - Bronze Star Recipient (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pfc William R Prescott
307th AEB Co C
KIA 01 May 1945 (BS)

Pvt John L Shrewsbury

Pvt John L Shrewsbury
307th AEB Co C
KIA 11 Jan 1944


Sgt Horace A Sitton - Bronze Star Recipient (Source: Robbie Smith - nephew)

Sgt Horace A Sitton
307th AEB Co C
DOW 12 Dec 1943

Pfc Michael Steffan -  (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Michael Steffan
307th AEB Co C
KIA 14 Dec 1943

Pfc Stanley F Symin (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

Pfc Stanley F Symin
307th AEB Co C
DOW 25 Dec 1944


Pvt Herbert R Wendland 307th Co C -  (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt Herbert R Wendland
307th AEB Co C
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Cpl Obie Wickersham (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

Cpl Obie Wickersham
307th AEB
Company C

Pfc Billy Williamson (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

Pfc Billy Williamson
307th AEB
Company C


Pfc Dale H Wood (Courtesy: Warren Bitter)

Pfc Dale H Wood
307th AEB
Company C

Pfc James F Woods 307th Co C -  (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pfc James F Woods Jr
307th AEB Co C
KIA 20 Sept 1944

1/Lt John M Bigler - Silver/Bronze Stars Recipient (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

1/Lt John M Bigler
307th AEB Co C
KIA 09 Apr 45 (SS/BS)


1/Lt John Hollabird - Received Silver Star Waal Crossing (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

1/Lt John Hollabird
307th AEB Co C
Silver Star

1/Lt Michael G Sabia - promoted to Capt in Berlin (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

1/Lt Michael G Sabia
307th AEB
Company C

1/Lt Melvin C Ullrich - Bronze Star Recipient (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

1/Lt Melvin C Ullrich
307th AEB Co C
DOW 26 Dec 1944 (BS)


Capt Thomas M Wight -  (Source: B Jeffries)

Capt Thomas M Wight
307th AEB Co C
KIA 16 Sept 1943



Company D
Pvt Hugh H Abercrombie Jr (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt Hugh H Abercrombie Jr
307th AEB Co D
DOW 27 Dec 1944

2/Lt Alfred H Conrad Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

2/Lt Alfred H Conrad
307th AEB Co D
KIA 19 Sept 1944 (SS)

Pvt Herman R Fuller (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt Herman R Fuller
307th AEB Co D
KIA 26 Sept 1944


Pvt Ralph F Gilson

Pvt Ralph F Gilson
307th AEB
Company D

Cpl Ludwig Kubish - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Cpl Ludwig Kubish
307th AEB Co D
KODY 21 Nov 1944 (SS)

Pvt James Murray (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt James Murray
307th AEB Co D
KIA 20 Sept 1944


Pvt Ralph C Pulliam (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt Ralph C Pulliam
307th AEB Co D
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Pvt George C Rudin (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt George C Rudin
307th AEB Co D
KIA 12 Oct 1944

Sgt Jack D Schulze - (Source: B Jeffries)

Sgt Jack D Schulze
307th AEB
Company D


Pfc James S Stephenson (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pfc James S Stephenson
307th AEB Co D
KIA 20 Sept 1944

T/5 Donald J Standlick - (Source: B Jeffries)

T/5 Donald J Standlick
307th AEB
Company D

Cpl Preston S Wright - (KODY truck accident - (Courtesy: Jeffries))

Cpl Preston S Wright
307th AEB Co D
KODY 23 Aug 1944


1/Lt Joseph J Jammaer - Silver Star Recipient

1/Lt Joseph J Jammaer
307th AEB
Company D



Service Company/Battalion Headquarters (HQ)
Pfc John M L Baer (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pfc John M L Baer
307th AEB Srv Co
KIA 18 Sept 1944

Pvt Paul M Frantz - DIED ON TRAINING JUMP IN LEICESTER ENGLAND (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt Paul M Frantz
307th AEB Srv Co
KODY 9 Oct 1944

1/Sgt Alvin Frederick Frese - Headquarters/Service Company (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

1/Sgt Alvin F. Frese
307th AEB
Hq/Srv Co


1/Sgt Alvin Pvt Ray Hamil- Headquarters/Service Company (Courtesy: Peter Turnbull)

Pvt Ray Hamil
307th AEB
Hq/Srv Co

T/5 William W Martin - (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

T/5 William W Martin
307th AEB Srv Co
KIA 12 Oct 1944

Pfc Johnnie A Witter - (Source: Jim Huettenmueller)

Pfc Johnnie A Witter
307th AEB
Hq/Srv Co


LTC Robert S Palmer - CO, 307TH AEB until he became a POW on 6/6/44.
OFLAG 13-B (Source: B Jeffries)

LTC Robert S Palmer
307th AEB CO
POW/D-Day OFLAG 13-B



Battalion Medical Detachment (BMD)
Capt Herman L Jacobius - (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Capt Herman L Jacobius
307th AEB Med
KIA 28 Sept 1944



Other - (Company Unknown)
Pvt Charle A Iannarino 207th Engr Bn (Courtesy:B Jeffries)

Pvt Charle A Iannarino
207th Engr Bn
MIA 19 June 1944




books
R E L A T E D   B O O K S


Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
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
Carter, Ross S  Those Devils in Baggy Pants  Buccaneer Books, Reprint,1996 ISBN: 0899666132
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
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
Hicks, Anne The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick Schiffer Pub Ltd, 320pp, ISBN: 0764324306
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
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
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 The Longest Day  Touchstone Books (P), 350 p. ISBN: 0671890913
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
Turnbull, Peter The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Roll of Honour for the 307th Abn Engr Bn WWII Independent, Jan 13, 2021. 255 p. ISBN-13: 979-8581529140
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








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