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502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment Patch

(above picture)
502nd PIR Patch

101st Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

  Lt Col Robert G Cole
Pfc Joe E. Mann

502nd PIR WW II
Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) Recipients

Lt Col Patrick F Cassidy
Lt Col Steve A Chappius
Pfc William Conklin
1/Lt George H Craft
Capt Fred O Drennan
1/Lt George M Eberle
Pfc William Evans
Pfc Frank P Garofano
1/Lt Ernest O Harris
Sgt Bailey Harrison
Pfc Fred S Jones Jr
Capt Frank L Lillyman
Pfc Floyd P Marquart
1/Sgt Hubert Odom
1/Lt Robert C Pick
Capt St Julien Rosemond
T/4 Jack Rudd
1/Sgt Kenneth N Sprecher
Lt Col John P Stopka
2/Lt Harrison C Sumners


USAAF Airborne Troop Carriers in World War II

The Drop Zone

ETO Cross Channel Attack (Hyperwar)

D-Day and Beyond (Memories)

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The 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
Service Company & Regimental Headquarters - Trooper Pictures
Service Company
Pfc George S Gillespie (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc George S Gillespie
502nd PIR
Service Company

Pvt Carrol Gomez (Source: 2nd Cousin - Joe Ault)

Pvt Carrol Gomez
502nd PIR Srvc
KIA 21 Dec 44

1/Lt Troy D Wall (Source: B Jeffries)

1/Lt Troy D Wall
502nd PIR
Service/C Companies

2/Lt George L Davidson (Source: B Jeffries)

2/Lt George L Davidson
502nd PIR Srvc
KIA 20 Sept 44

Regimental Headquarters (RHQ)
Cpl Robert W Brigham - HQ Company - Puprle Heart(OLC)

Cpl Robert W Brigham
502nd PIR RHQ
KIA 23 Oct 44

T/4 Roy Champagne - RHQ

T/4 Roy Champagne
502nd PIR

Pfc Lawrence B Chesney - HQ Company (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Lawrence B Chesney
502nd PIR RHQ
KIA 04 Nov 44

Pfc Joseph F Hill - HQ Company

Pfc Joseph F Hill
502nd PIR RHQ
KIA 22 Oct 44

Pvt Robert E Jesper - HQ Company - Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt Robert E Jesper
502nd PIR RHQ
MIA 7 June 44

Sgt Robert E Jourdan- HQ Company Silver Star Recipient (Source: B Jeffries)

Sgt Robert E Jourdan
502nd PIR RHQ
KIA 11 June 44 (SS)

Pvt Richard M Ladd - RHQ S-2

Pvt Richard M Ladd
502nd PIR

Cpl Arthur L Mc Daniel - HQ Company (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Arthur L Mc Daniel
502nd PIR RHQ
KIA 11 June 44

Sgt Victor Nelson - 502nd RHQ S-3

Sgt Victor Nelson
502nd PIR

Pvt Orville Nielsen - 502nd RHQ (Source: Debbie Palm)

Pvt Orville Nielsen
502nd PIR

Pfc John C Primerano - 502nd RHQ Wire Section  (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc John C Primerano
502nd PIR RHQ
Wire Section

Pfc Francis A Rocca - D-Day Pathfinder Stick 2  (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Francis A Rocca
502nd PIR RHQ/C
D-Day Pathfinder

T/5 Jasper Willard Royale - 502nd RHQ Field Lineman  (Source: Philip Hoyle)

T/5 Jasper W Royale
502nd PIR RHQ
Field Lineman

Sgt Major David Taylor - 502nd RHQ (Source:Mark Bando)

Sgt/Maj David Taylor
502nd PIR

Pfc David C Tharp - 502nd RHQ Radio Operstor  (Source: Jenny Tharp La Sala)

Pfc David C Tharp
502nd PIR RHQ
Radio Operator

Pfc Bruce W Thrasher - 502nd RHQ Demolition Specialist & Bronze Star Recipient (Source: Lee Thrasher)

Pfc Bruce W Thrasher
502nd PIR RHQ
Bronze Star Recipient

Cpl Kenneth R Ward

Cpl Kenneth R Ward
502nd PIR RHQ
KIA 13 Jan 45

1/Lt Reed Pelfrey - RHQ - D-Day Pathfinder (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

1/Lt Reed Pelfrey
502nd PIR RHQ
D-Day Pathfinder

Capt George Buker - RHQ - S-2 (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Captain George Buker
502nd PIR RHQ

Captain Leo Schweiter - RHQ - S-2 (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Captain Leo Schweiter
502nd PIR RHQ
Asst G-2

Major Henry G Plitt - RHQ-G-3 2 Silver Stars - PH 3 (OLC) (Source: B Jeffries)

Major Henry G Plitt
502nd PIR RHQ
G-3 - 2(SS)

Regimental Medical Detachment (RMD)
Captain Frank Choy -1st Btn Surgeon (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Captain Frank Choy
502nd PIR 1 Btn
1st Btn Surgeon

Pvt Patrick J Callery - Medic - Dental Assistant

Pvt Patrick J Callery
502nd PIR MD

Pfc Robert E Ray - Medic - Recipient of 2 Bronze Stars

Pfc Robert E Ray
502nd PIR MD
Medic 2(BS)

T/5 Willie I Robison  (Source: B Jeffries)

T/5 Willie I Robison
502nd PIR RHQ

Other - (Company Unknown)
T/5 Bill F Edgell - Bronze Star Recipient (Source: B Jeffries)

T/5 Bill F Edgell
502nd PIR
Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt Philip A Sangenario - D-Day Pathfinder Stick 2  (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Philip A Sangenario
502nd PIR
D-Day Pathfinder

S/Sgt Floyd C Workman (Source: B Jeffries)

S/Sgt Floyd C Workman
502nd PIR
Unknown Company

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R E L A T E D   B O O K S

Alexander, Larry Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, The Man Who Led the Band of Brothers NAL Hardback (April 2005), 320 p. ISBN: 0451215109
Ambrose, Stephen E D-DAY June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle of WW II. 6/93, Simon & Shuster ISBN: 0671673343
Ambrose, Stephen E Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Simon & Schuster, (June 2001) 336 p. ISBN: 0-743-21638-5
Ambrose, Stephen E Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945. Simon & Schuster, (Nov 1997) 528 p. ISBN: 0-684-81525-7
Badsey, Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Bando, Mark A  Avenging Eagles: Forbidden tales of the 101st Airborne in World War 2. Bando Publishing, (2006) 183 p. ISBN: 0977911705
Bando, Mark A  101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy. Zenith Press, (Apr 2001) 156 p. ISBN: 0760308551
Bando, Mark A  Vanguard of the Crusade: The US 101st Airborne Division in WW II. The Aberjona Press, (June 2003) 320 p. ISBN: 0971765006
Black, Wallace B.& Blashfield, Jean F. Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series). Crestwood House, 48 pp May,1993 ISBN: 0896865681
Bowen, Robert Fighting With the Screaming Eagles: With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne. Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, (Sept 2001) 256 p. ISBN: 1853674656
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, (1989) 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. John Wiley & Sons, Sept 1998 256 p. ISBN:0471291072
Burgett, Donald R Currahee!. Presidio Press, (Sept 1999) 256 p. ISBN: 0-891-41681-1
Compton, Lt Lynn (Buck) & Marcus Brotherton Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers. Berkley Hardcover, (May 6, 2008) 288 p. ISBN: 0425219704
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
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
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
Gabel, Kurt The Making of a Paratrooper: Airborne Training and Combat in World War II Univ Press of Kansas (Jan 1990), 282 p. ISBN: 070060409X
Gardner, Ira & Roger Day Tonight We Die As Men: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Toccoa to D-Day. Osprey Press, (April 21, 2009) 344 p. ISBN: 1846033225
Giard, Régis & Frédéric Blais Helmets of the ETO: A Historical & Technical Guide Histoire & Collections (Jan 2008), 216 p. ISBN: 2352500621
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
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
Killblane, Richard  Mc Niece, Jake The Filthy Thirteen: From the Dustbowl to Hitler's Eagles Nest: The 101st Airborne's Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 288 pp May 1, 2003 ISBN: 1932033122
Koskimaki, George E D-Day With The Screaming Eagles Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 356 pp September 11, 2002 ISBN: 1932033025
Koskimaki, George E Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in Holland, September-November 1944 Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 453 pp March 1, 2003 ISBN: 193203305X
Koskimaki, George E The Battered Bastards of Bastogne: A Chronicle of the Defense of Bastogne, December 19, 1944 - January 17, 1945 Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 484 pp December 1, 2002 ISBN: 1932033068
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
Malarkey, Don & Bob Welch Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from WW II's "Band of Brothers" . St Martin's Press, (May 13, 2008) 288 p. ISBN: 0312378491
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
McLaughlin, Jerome J D-Day+60 years Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, April 20,2004. 300 p. ISBN: 1418402699
Megallas , James All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe 336p., Presidio Press, March, 2003. ISBN: 0891417842
Mehosky, Ivan P The Story of a Soldier. BookSurge, (Aug 2006) 348 pp. ISBN: 1419621491
Post, Robyn, Guarnere, William & Heffron, Edward  Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends  Berkley Hardcover, 10/2/2007. 320 p. ISBN: 0425217280
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  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Stokes Jr, G G  Camp Toccoa: First Home of the Airborne.: 1942-1944 CreateSpace, 3/14/2011. 28p. ISBN: 1461005868
Webster, David Kenyon Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D- Day and the Fall of the Third Reich 352p. ISBN: 0385336497

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