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The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion - Trooper Pictures

Company A
Pvt Gene J Appleby

Pvt Gene J Appleby
508th PIR Co A
KIA 18 Sept 1944

Pfc George E Barron (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc George E Barron
508th PIR Co A
KIA 19 Sept 1944

Pvt Nicholas V Battiste

Pvt Nicholas V Battiste
508th PIR Co A
KIA 8 June 1944


Pvt Ralph P Bellesfield (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Ralph P Bellesfield
508th PIR Co A
KIA 17 Sept 1944

S/Sgt Robert R Brewer POW/DOW Stalag 3C   (Source: B Jeffries)

S/Sgt Robert R Brewer
508th PIR Co A
POW/DOW 08 Feb 1945

Pvt Edwin F Carpenter

Pvt Edwin F Carpenter
508th PIR Co A
KIA 6 June 1944


S/Sgt George W Clement III (Source: B Jeffries)

S/Sgt George W Clement III
508th PIR Co A
KIA 31 Dec 1944 BS(OLC)

Pfc Roy W Coburn (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Roy W Coburn
508th PIR Co A
KIA 23 Dec 1944

Pvt Richard R Davis (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Richard R Davis
508th PIR Co A
KIA 19 Sept 1944


Pfc Clyde W Deaver Jr (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Clyde W Deaver Jr
508th PIR Co A
KIA 19 Sept 1944

Cpl Walter Firestine 508 Company A - Silver Star Recipient

Cpl Walter Firestine
508th PIR Co A
KIA 31 Dec 1944 (SS)

Pvt Oscar Gomez (Source: Oscar A Gomez)

Pvt Oscar Gomez
508th PIR Co A
KIA 24 Dec 1944


Pfc Ernest J Lamson

Pfc Ernest J Lamson
508th PIR
Company A

Pfc Hugh Van Winkle (Source:B Jeffries)

Pfc Hugh Van Winkle
508th PIR Co A
KIA 31 Dec 1944

Pfc Donald E Walling (Source: Gary E Banas)

Pfc Donald E Walling
508th PIR Co A
KIA 15 June 1944


1/Lt Rex G Combs - Recipient of Silver Star (OLC) Bronze Star Croix de Guerre w/palm & Dutch Bronze Lion (Courtesy of his son Geoffrey R Combs

1/Lt Rex G. Combs
508th PIR Co A
Silver Star(OLC)Recipient

2/Lt Boyd A Alexander

2/Lt Boyd A Alexander
508th PIR Co A
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Capt Lionel O Frigo (Source: B Jeffries)

Capt Lionel O Frigo
508th PIR Co A
Bronze Star Recipient



Company B
Pfc Jafet Alfonso (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Jafet Alfonso
508th PIR Co B
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Pvt Carl A Angeloff Jr (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Carl A Angeloff Jr
508th PIR Co B
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Pvt William V Askren - Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt William V Askren
508th PIR Co B
MIA 21 Sept 1944


S/Sgt Harold J Brogan

S/Sgt Harold J Brogan
508th PIR Co B
KIA 4 July 1944

Pvt Elmer T Bryant (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Elmer T Bryant
508th PIR Co B
KIA 06 June 1944

Cpl Cecil W Cassity MIA/ BS PH(OLC)-(Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Cecil W Cassity
508th PIR Co B
MIA 21 Sept 1944 (BS)


Pvt Ewell T Cooper (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Ewell T Cooper
508th PIR Co B
KIA 06 June 1944

Pvt John A Daum (Courtesy of his nephew Thomas Stumpner)

Pvt John A Daum
508th PIR Co B
KIA 8 June 1944

Pfc George E Krixer - PH (OLC)

Pfc George E Krixer
508th PIR Co B
KIA 7 Jan 1945


Pvt Milton E Mackey - 3rd Platoon 3rd Squad

Pvt Milton E Mackey
508th PIR Co B
3rd Platoon 3rd Squad

Sgt John Edward Payet

Sgt John Edward Payet
508th PIR Co B
KIA 26 Dec 1944

M/Sgt Shufford C Rowe (Source: Marilyn Rowe)

M/Sgt Shufford C Rowe
508th PIR Co B
BS(OLC)/PH(OLC)


Pfc Roland E Terhune

Pfc Roland E. Terhune
508th PIR Co B
KIA 7 June 1944

Pfc William Windom

Pfc William Windom
508th PIR
Company B

1/Lt Edward Wheelock (Source: Dominique Potier)

1/Lt Edward Wheelock
508th PIR
Company B


2/Lt Thomas L Rockwell (Source: B Jeffries)

2/Lt Thomas L Rockwell
508th PIR Co B
KIA 24 Dec 1944

2/Lt William S Scudder (Source: B Jeffries)

2/Lt William S Scudder
508th PIR Co B
KIA 3 July 1944

2/Lt Herbert Hoffman At Camp Mackall, he was A, 508th. Then overseas,
1ST BN, 508TH S-4 and then B, 508th Platoon leader
then wounded. (Source: B Jeffries)

2/Lt Herbert Hoffman
508th PIR Co A/B
Platoon Leader



Company C
- Company C - Medic Silver/Bronze Stars Recipient PH (OLC) (Source: B Jeffries)

T/5 Donald R Adams
508th PIR Co C/Med
KIA 20 Sept 1944 (SS/BS)

Pvt George J Bates - PH (OLC) (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt George J Bates
508th PIR Co C
KIA 14 Feb 1945

Pvt Edward B Brown - Company C - (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Edward B Brown
508th PIR Co C
KIA 18 Sept 1944


Pfc James A Childs - Company C - Bronze Star Recipient (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc James A Childs
508th PIR Co C
KIA 18 Sept 1944 (BS)

Pfc Gordon H Cullings - medic - Bronze & Silver Star Recipient (Source: Tom Kibler)

Pfc Gordon H Cullings
508th PIR Co C
Silver Star Recipient

Pfc Cyril K DeVay - Company C - Friendly Fire while POW (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Cyril K De Vay
508th PIR Co C
KIA 23 Aug 1944


1st Sgt Leonard A Funk

1st Sgt Leonard A. Funk
508th PIR Co C
Medal of Honor

SSgt George Hamman (Source: Denise M Hamman)

S/Sgt George Hamman
508th PIR
Company C

Pvt John E Lane - Company C - KIA in a POW straffing at Mesnil Vigot on 7 June 1944

Pvt John E Lane
508th PIR Co C
KIA 7 June 1944


Sgt Andrew W Lowei - Company C - (Source: Paulo Bley)

Sgt Andrew W Lowei
508th PIR Co C
KIA 5 Jan 1945

Pfc Coy Lee Moore

Pfc Coy Lee Moore
508th PIR
Company C

Pvt Robert Nobles - Company C - POW 9 June 1944

Pvt Robert Nobles
508th PIR Co C
POW - Normandy


T/Sgt William (Doc) Savage - Company C - (Source: Gary Zuber)

T/Sgt William (Doc) Savage
508th PIR
Company C



Headquarters Company 1st Battalion (HQ 1)
Pvt James D Bateman (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt James D Bateman
508th PIR Co Hq 1
KIA 15 June 1944

Pvt Daniel R Benton (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Daniel R Benton
508th PIR Hq 1
KIA 15 June 1944

Pfc Steve Birow (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Steve Birow
508th PIR Hq 1
KIA 22 June 1944


Cpl Forrest V Brewer (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Forrest V Brewer
508th PIR Co Hq 1
KIA 06 June 1944

T/Sgt Warren R Brown -(Bronze Star Recipient Courtesy: B Jeffries)

T/Sgt Warren R Brown
508th PIR Co Hq 1
Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc William H Brown-PH(OLC)

Pfc William H Brown
508th PIR
Hq 1


Sgt William P Brown-(Courtesy: Gary E Banas)

Pfc William P Brown
508th PIR
HQ 1

Sgt Owen (O B)Hill

Sgt Owen B Hill
508th PIR
HQ 1 Company

Sgt William Brice Goudy

Sgt William B Goudy
508th PIR
HQ 1 Company


Cpl Wilbur E James (Source: Lewis Ellison)

Cpl Wilbur E James
508th PIR HQ 1
KIA 24 Dec 1944

Pfc Arnold J Sims

Sgt Augustus D Labate
508th PIR HQ 1
KIA 7 June 1944

Pvt George A Luperchio -(Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt George A Luperchio
508th PIR HQ 1
1st Battalion


Sgt Kenneth (Rock) Merritt

Sgt Kenneth Merritt
508th PIR HQ 1
Silver Star Recipient

Sgt Harry N Metcalf -(Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Sgt Harry N Metcalf
508th PIR HQ 1
1st Battalion

Pvt George Allen Newby

Pvt George Allen Newby
508th PIR
HQ 1 Company


Pfc Joseph Nadeau (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Joseph Nadeau
508th PIR HQ 1
KIA 6 June 1944

Pfc Arnold J Sims

Pfc Arnold J Sims
508th PIR HQ 1
KIA 7 June 1944

Pvt Martin J Teahan - Hq 1

Pvt Martin J Teahan
508th PIR HQ 1
KIA 23 June 44


Pvt Donald W Wininger - Hq 1

Pvt Donald W Wininger
508th PIR HQ 1
KIA 6 June 44

1/Lt George I Stoeckert

1/Lt George I Stoeckert
508th PIR HQ 1
Platoon Leader

Capt Gerard A Ruddy

Capt Gerard A Ruddy
508th PIR HQ 1
KIA 6 June 44





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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
Astor, Gerald  A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It. Mass Market Paperback, 1994 ISBN: 0440215749
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 Ridgway'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
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
Breuer, William B Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. John Wiley & Sons, Sept 1998 256 p. ISBN:0471291072
Burns, Dwayne T & Leland Burns Jump Into the Valley of the Shadow: The War Memories of Dwayne Burns Communications Sergeant - 508th PIR. Casemate, (Sept 2006) 256 p. ISBN: 1932033491
Burriss, T Moffatt  Strike and Hold: A Memoir of the 82nd Airborne in WW II Brasseys, Inc, 256 pp August,2000 ISBN: 1574882589
Butler, Rupert  SS: Leibstandarte: The History of the First SS Division 1933-45 (Waffen SS Divisional Histories) Amber Books, 192 p. ISBN:1782742492
Butler, Rupert  SS: Wiking: The History of the Fifth SS Division 1941-45 (Waffen SS Divisional Histories) Amber Books, 192 p. ISBN:1782742484
Butler, Rupert  SS: Hitlerjugend: The History of the Twelfth SS Division 1943-45 (Waffen SS Divisional Histories) Amber Books, 192 p. ISBN:1782742476
Crutchfield, Winston S  Pathfinder: A conversation with Buck Hilton and other historical documents about Native American veterans  CreateSpace, 180 pp, Aug 2009 ISBN: 1448679559
D'Este, Carlo  Decision in Normandy William S Konnecky Assc(P), 560 p. ISBN: 1568522606
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  American Paratrooper Helmets: Mediterranean & European Theater of Operations  June, 2010, Histoire & Collections, 272 p. ISBN: 2352501415
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
De Trez, Michel  The Way We Were: "Doc" Daniel B. McIlvoy: Regimental Surgeon, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  August 20, 2004, D-Day Pub, 167 p. ISBN: 2960017668
De Trez, Michel  Colonel Bob Piper: G Company 505 PIR (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  March, 2003, D-Day Pub, 48 p. ISBN: 2960017641
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
Francois, Dominique 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment: Red Devils Heimdal (Aug 2003), 120 p. ISBN: 2840481723
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Giard, Régis & Frédéric Blais Helmets of the ETO: A Historical & Technical Guide Histoire & Collections (Jan 2008), 216 p. ISBN: 2352500621
Hastings, Max Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy Simon and Shuster(JUV), 396 p. ISBN: 0671554352
Inglesby, Leo C A Corporal Once Xlibris  2/2/2001, 108 p. ISBN: 0738838209
Jakeway, Don Paratroopers Do or Die!  ASIN: B0031HBGC0 1996
Keegan, John The Second World War Penguin (P), 708 p. ISBN: 014011341X
Keegan, John Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris Penguin USA(P), 365 p. ISBN: 0140235426
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
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
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Beyond Valor  Free Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN: 0684873842
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
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  The Longest Day Touchstone Books (P), 350 p. ISBN: 0671890913
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
The Center of Military History  The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302
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
sp;Authorhouse, Oct 31,2005. 204 p. ISBN: 1420871447

Van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
Verier, Mike  82nd Airborne Division in Colour Photographs  (Europa Militaria, No 9) ISBN: 187 200 4857
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007






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