All-Americans

"Courage is the first of all human qualities because
""""it is the quality that guarantees all the others. "

................................................... ...Sir Winston Churchill
 
 
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    Company A
    Company B
    Company C
    Company HQ 1
 
   - 2nd Battalion
    Company D
    Company E
    Company F
    Company HQ 2
 
   - 3rd Battalion
    Company G
    Company H
    Company I
    Company HQ 3
 
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The 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Roster  Company - A (Partial) - 1st Battalion

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank ASN No. Pltn Status Medals Comment

Abbott Harry O 20637188
Adams James C Jr 20402963 POW Sicily
Adlich Thomas B 35264778
Albrecht Frank W 36980932
Allen Lee R Jr 14073809
Ament Frank D 39023454
Anderson Allen F 36214825
Anderson Joseph G Sgt 16054022 KIA PH 2(OLC) Belgium
Anderson Robert G 36855697
Andrews Frank A 39091654
Antenucci Andrew A 6993804
Arnold Cecil I 19075330
Austin Fred 6569290
Bacca George P 38148182
Ballington Dave R 20457720   
Barone Anthony F Pfc 35043473 DOW PH Normandy
Bassinger Danford W 13014801
Batten Albert F Pfc 34211705  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Bean George L 13031187
Beasley Arthur B 34801073
Becker Clarence J 321423431
Becker Edward G 17056652
Belcher Ray M 15055294 Hq1 also
Berardi David V Pvt 33403102 KIA PH  Photo on Trooper Pictures Belgium
Berru Gustavo Z 39019621
Bertram Garrett 18013742
Beyer Gus W 36818238
Bigley Robert G 15073684
Boam Donald 19073088   
Bolderson John D 37083951
Bollin Melvin N 17043896
Bostic Bernard 35654026
Bourne Charlie G 33534762
Bowen Donald M 36322344
Bowen Theodore A 16068785
Bowen William W 34211932
Bowen Wyatt   
Bowman Lester F 19077015
Boyer Kenneth G 16062616
Bradley Fred 34211025
Brashear Frank E Pfc 18107809  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Braxton Wilbur B 14068631
Breault Alfred C 13061628    Also RHQ
Brintho Frank A 7020772
Brissont John J 32369853
Bronk Joseph L Pfc 17049744  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Bullington Dave R Sgt  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Burch Hershel Pfc 37132638 KIA PH  Belgium
Burghduff Charles L Sgt 19075481 KIA SS BS PH  Holland
Burnett Paul 38086624
Burns Franklyn 3676905
Busa Frank A T/5 16068694 DOW PH  Normandy
Butler Raymond T Jr 2/Lt 0-2055093 Also in Co G
Byrn Oscar L 37523598 Also in Co H
Calandrino Vincent 32322820
Calbreath William D 19082899
Calhoun Hollis L 38661180   
Callahan Bernard F 13113173   
Caplette Roger J 31311872   
Carberry James A 13125601   
Carnall John H 32367049   
Carney Joseph L Jr Pfc 37665529 KIA PH  Holland
Carroll Robert F 38022842   
Caruthers Luther 18154538   
Chambers Thomas 32678225   
Cheesebro Gaylord E 36853937   
Cheromiah Frankie 38584482   
chester Michael C 2/Lt 0-1307371   
Christensen Harvey C 2/Lt 0-1313205   
Clark Joseph W 34211470   
Cobb Eston R 34978242   
Coccarelli Michael A 33435043   
Cockrell James K Jr 1/Lt 0-24805   
Cohen Cyrus M 37284353   
Collopy James S 2/Lt 0-1291078   
Cook Latta N 34177869   
Coon Raymond S 39375014   
Cornelius Harold J Sgt 15099439 KIA PH  Normandy
Cox Sherman E 6948390   
Currin James J Pvt 34464713 PF KIA PH  Normandy
Cyr Emile J Pvt 31031319 KIA PH  Normandy
Davis Oscar L Jr 34609701   
Decola Clarence P 38148222   
DeLosh Harold A 16045945   
Dent Kenneth H 19073095   
Deringer Don F Pfc 20418967 DOW PH  Normandy
Despain James E 38294777   
Devine James H 1/Lt 0-1823127   
Dillard George O Pfc 34210398 KIA   PH 2nd Armored
Dixon John A Jr 14059028   
Dolan John J 1/Lt 0-414883    Also in Co I
Driver Gilbert 1406591   
Dudley Harry G Jr Sgt 20364885 KIA PH  Normandy
Dunaj Joseph J 20606836   
Dunning William E 36410870   
Duplock John 6874016   
Dyas Timothy G LtCol 20253480   BS
Egly Chester 15104618   
Ekstrom Kenneth P 17611891   
Ellena Jack A 36457213   
Emery Richard D 18068443   
Ersey Carter R 6918152   
Escareno Robert 39581838   
Escoboza Rober H 39862575   
Eubanks Frank W   
Evans James B 38098777   
Fenick John E 17056713   
Ferazzi Felix C 6977848   
Ferguson Robert G Pfc 19075401 KIA   PH Normandy
Giuchici George E Capt SS BS  Photo on Trooper Pictures CO-1946
Heim Marcus Pfc DSC  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Jeffries Samuel J Pfc  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Larsen Louis E 36728874
Larson Kolbjom 33365744
Lawson Harry E 31134566
Manoian Howard 31285089
Manson Jack E 13200919
Marnelli Thomas C 13099182
Marshall Archie W
Matson Robert P 34845067
Matteson Robert M 2/Lt 0-887975 KIA SS PH(OLC)  Photo on Trooper Pictures Belgium
May William P 2/Lt 0-1288924
Mc Henry Sheal W 35762346
Mc Alkich William J 35522644
Mc Ateer Robert E 33150856   
Mc Laughlin Robert E 2/Lt KIA SS PH(OLC)  Photo on Trooper Pictures Normandy
Murphy Robert J Pvt  Photo on Trooper Pictures PF
Nolan John G Capt  Photo on Trooper Pictures CO
Oakley William R 2/Lt DOW PH  Photo on Trooper Pictures Normandy
Ricci Joseph J Sgt  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Rogers Earl M Sgt  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Theiss Louis L Jr S/Sgt  Photo on Trooper Pictures 
Vecillio Albert 37350987
Wagner Richard A 33833716
Wallace George V 38134034
Washburn Harold F 33604293  
Watson Ralph W 13124411  
Welch Fred L 37399002  
Wernicke Charles F Pvt 12135049 KIA PH (OLC)  Normandy
West Joe B 34865464  
Westbrook Willey A 34201849  
Whatley Elmo K Jr 14003695 Med  
White Dwight W 37046144  
Widman Leonard F 35325938  
Wilson J R 18082334  
Wilson Wallace H 13023736  
Woudenbert William B Jr 36100143
Wroblewski John J 32360612  
Yeager Arthur E 33832230
Yeazell Douglas A T/Sgt 20515511 KIA PH Belgium
Zapf Joseph J 20343747
Zielewski Chester 32590114
Zimmerman Emmett L Jr Sgt 14099788  Photo on Trooper Pictures 

LEGEND
BS   -  Bronze Star KODY - Killed on Duty PLTN - Platoon
CAPT - Captain LT COL -  Lieutenant Colonel POW  -  Prisoner of War
COL - Colonel 1/LT - First Lieutenant SGT - Sergeant
DODY - Died on Duty 2/LT- Second Lieutenant S/SGT - Staff Sergeant
DOI - Died of Injuries MAJ -  Major 1/SGT - First Sergeant
DOW - Died of Wounds MIA - Missing in Action SS - Silver Star
DSC - Distinguished Service Cross MOH - Medal of Honor T/SGT - Technician Sergeant
JWO - Junior Warrant Officer PFC -  Private First Class T/4 - Technician 4th Class
KIA - Killed in Action PH - Purple Heart T/5 - Technician 5th Class


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
Blair, Jr, Clay Ridgeway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in WW II. New York: Doubleday, 1985 588 p. ISBN: 0385278888
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
Burriss, T Moffatt  Strike and Hold: A Memoir of the 82nd Airborne in WW II Brasseys, Inc, 256 pp August,2000 ISBN: 1574882589
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
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Keegan, John The Second World War Penguin (P), 708 p. ISBN: 014011341X
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
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, July 19,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
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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