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508th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

1st Sgt Leonard Funk

Distinguished Service Cross Recipients
Cpl Walter J Bednarz

Silver Star Recipients
Pvt Donald R Adams
Sgt Warren F Albrecht
Pfc Charles F Andrews
Cpl Robert L Atherton
Pvt Sherman E Axline
Pfc Joseph J Baiek
1/Sgt Roy T Bennett
Cpl Clarence U Berry
Pfc Louis Boitano
Sgt Joseph H Boone
Pfc Hoyt B Boyd
Cpl Murray B Bridges

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Roll of Honor A - B

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Ackerman Harry F Pvt R/Hq Belgium 1/8/45 BS/DOW H-C
Adams Donald R T/5 Med/C Holland 9/20/44 SS USA/MN
Akins Hugh J Cpl R/HQ Holland 10/4/44 MAR
Albright John L Pfc Belgium 1/28/45 USA/MI
Alfonso Jafet Pfc Co B Holland 9/20/44 BS/MIA MAR WOM
Alfrey Howard J Pvt Co H Belgium 12/27/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures H-C
Alva Fidel Pvt Co F Holland 9/18/44 USA/TX
Alvarez Manuel L Pvt Co A Holland 9/20/44 USA/CA
Anderson Eugene B Pvt Co A Holland 9/19/44 USA/NE
Anderson Merlin B Pvt Belgium 1/22/45 DOW/England USA/WI
Angeloff Carl A Pvt Holland 9/20/44 ARD
Anhut Charles R Pvt Co G Holland 9/21/44 USA/MI
Apodaca Juan O Pvt Co F Holland 10/19/44 USA/NM
Appleby Gene J Pvt Co A Holland 9/18/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures BS MAR WOM
Arico Anthony Pvt Normandy 7/5/44 DOW NOR
Arnold Robert L Jr Pvt Belgium 12/44 USA/IN
Askren William V Pvt Co B Holland 9/21/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  MIA MAR WOM
Atherton Roger L Cpl Co H Holland 9/20/44 SS MAR
Axline Sherman E Pvt Co H Holland 9/20/44 SS MAR
Babjak Andrew
Pvt Normandy 6/6/44 NOR
Bacher Willard Pfc Sv Co Holland 10/13/44 USA/PA
Bain Robert J Pfc Hq 3 Belgium 1/20/45 DOW USA/WI
Bair Charles E Pvt Co A Normandy 6/6/44 USA/OH
Baker Sherman L Pvt Co F Normandy 7/6/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW USA/AR
Bako Lewis P Pvt Belgium 12/27/44 USA/PA
Baldwin Charles K Sgt Co D Normandy 6/14/44 NOR
Barron George E Pfc Co A Holland 9/19/44 MAR
Bartholomew Ellsworth E T/5 Normandy 6/17/44 USA/CA
Basile Seraphin J Pvt Co A Normandy 6/23/44 NOR
Bateman James D Pvt Normandy 6/15/44 NOR
Bates George J Pvt Belgium 2/14/45 PH (OLC) H-C
Battiste Nicholas V Pvt Co A Normandy 6/8/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/MD
Bayne Walter S Pfc Co G Holland 9/21/44 USA/MS
Baysinger Sylvester T/5 Sv Co Normandy 6/6/44 NOR
Bazeldis Andrew F Pvt Co E Holland 11/10/44 USA/OH
Becker Warren W Sgt Co I Holland 9/22/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW USA/IL
Beckwith Edward R Jr Pvt Co C Holland 10/26/44 Died as POW USA/WI
Beers Donald E S/Sgt Hq 3 Normandy 6/12/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures NOR
Bednarz Walter J Pvt Hq 3 Holland 9/18/44 DSC USA/MA
Belair Raymond Pvt Co H Normandy 7/4/44 DOW USA/WA
Bellesfield Ralph P Pvt Co A Holland 9/17/44 USA/PA
Belmontes Arthur F Pvt Normandy 6/17/44 USA/CA
Benedict Francis L S/Sgt R/HQ Holland 9/18/44 MIA/BS(OLC) MAR WOM
Bennett Frank A Pvt Co F Normandy 6/8/44 NOR
Benson Kenneth O Sgt Co H Holland 9/21/44 USA/MN
Benson Robert W Pfc Co H Normandy 6/7/44 NOR
Benton Dan R S/Sgt Hq 1 Normandy 6/15/44 USA/PA
Bergstrom Carl W Pfc Co D Holland 9/17/44 MAR
Billings Clarence N Sgt Co D Belgium 12/30/44 USA/OH
Billington Orren W Pfc Co F Normandy 6/6/44 NOR
Birow Steve Pfc Normandy 6/22/44 NOR
Bitterman Edward Pfc Co I Normandy 6/10/44 USA/CA
Bizefski Joseph P Pvt Co G Belgium 12/27/44 H-C
Blackman Ben D Pfc Co C Normandy 7/15/44 USA/IN
Bledsoe Cecil W Pvt Co H Holland 9/21/44 USA/GA
Bohus William Pvt Co G Normandy 10/11/44 POW/Czech LOR
Bolin Raymond H Pfc Co H Normandy 6/7/44 Fr Fire BR
Bolin Rudolph E Sgt Hq 1 Holland 9/21/44 PH (OLC) MAR
Bollier Sherwood H Cpl Hq 2 Holland 10/2/44 USA/KS
Borzain Thomas B Pvt Co B Normandy 7/3/44 USA/CT
Bottoroff Francis I Pfc 10/11/45 KODY LOR
Botz William M Pvt Hq 2 Holland 9/18/44 USA/NY
Bowen Francis N Pvt Med Normandy 6/15/44 NOR
Bown Evan O Pvt Belgium 1/45 DOW USA/UT
Boyce Emmett L Pvt Co B Belgium 12/24/44 USA/VA
Brand Robert S S/Sgt Hq 2 Normandy 6/7/44 NOR
Brewer Forrest V Pvt Hq 1 Normandy 6/6/44 USA/FL
Brewer Robert R S/Sgt Belgium 2/8/45 BS/MIA MAR WOM
Brightman Gerald Pfc Co F Holland 9/19/44 MAR
Brogan Harold J S/Sgt Co B Normandy 7/4/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  DOW NOR
Brown Charles N Pvt Co I Normandy 7/5/44 USA/MI
Brown Edward B Pvt Co C Holland 9/18/44 USA/AK
Brown Guy D Sgt Belgium 1/45 DOW USA/NY
Brown Robert G Cpl Co B Normandy 6/14/44 NOR
Brunck Robert C Pvt Holland 10/1/44 MAR
Bryant Elmer T Pvt Co B Normandy 6/6/44 NOR
Buchanan Bill C Pvt R/HQ Normandy 6/25/44 USA/WY
Buchholz Elgin D Pvt Co G Belgium 1/12/45 H-C
Bundy Joe S/Sgt Co H Normandy 6/9/44 NOR
Burak Frank H Pfc Belgium 1/31/45 USA/NJ
Burleson Joe W Pvt Co B Holland 10/1/44 USA/CA
Burns Paul F Sgt Co H Normandy 7/15/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/NC
Butcher William H Pfc Normandy 6/18/44 Arlington
Butler Charles E Pvt Normandy 7/4/44 NOR
Byrne Donald F Pvt Co G Holland 9/23/44 USA/CA
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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
Black, Wallace B.& Blashfield, Jean F. Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series). Crestwood House, 48 pp May,1993 ISBN: 0896865681
Blair, Jr, Clay Ridgeway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in WW II. New York: Doubleday, 1985 588 p. ISBN: 0385278888
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Crutchfield, Winston S  Pathfinder: A conversation with Buck Hilton and other historical documents about Native American veterans  CreateSpace, 180 pp, Aug 2009 ISBN: 1448679559
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Francois, Dominique 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment: Red Devils Heimdal (Aug 2003), 120 p. ISBN: 2840481723
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McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
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
Nordyke , Phil The All Americans in World War II: A Photographic History of the 82nd Airborne Division at War Zenith Press, May 2006. 192 pgs ISBN: 0760326177
Nordyke , Phil Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II Zenith Press, November 2006. 480 pgs ISBN: 0760326649
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Turnbull, Peter I Maintain The Right: The 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion in WW II Authorhouse, Oct 31,2005. 204 p. ISBN: 1420871447
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The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302

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