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The 456th PFAB - Pocket Patch
(above picture)
456th PFAB
Pocket Patch



Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Recipient
Cpl Lewis Baldwin





Silver Star Recipients
Sgt James D Bates
Pfc Robert W Dodson
2/Lt Robert M Hull
T/5 Estle W Hardwick

The 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
Trooper Pictures

Lt Col Wagner J d Alessio - 456th PFAB Commanding Officer (Source: Jan Bos)

Lt Col Wagner J d'Alessio
456th PFAB
Commanding Officer

Major Robert H Neptune - 456th PFAB Executive Officer - 376th PFAB Commanding Officer from Sept 1944 (Source: Jan Bos)

Maj Robert H Neptune
456th/376th PFAB
Executive Officer

Captain Baron Floyd - 505th PIR Liaison Officer

Capt Baron Floyd
456th PFAB
Liaison Officer


Corporal Marcel Four - 456th PFAB Battery A

Cpl Marcel Four
456th PFAB
Battery A

1/Lt Richard S Aiken - 456th PFAB Battery B Forward Observer - 2BN 505 RCT

1/Lt Richard S Aiken
456th PFAB B Btry
2BN 505 RCT

Sgt James D Bates - 456th PFAB Battery C - Silver Star Recipient

Sgt James D Bates
456th PFAB C Btry
Silver Star Recipient


Pvt Richard B Karr - 456th PFAB Battery C

Pvt Richard B Karr
456th PFAB C Btry
KIA 8 Oct 1944

Pvt Ferdinand Vincent Steinmetz - 456th PFAB Battery

Pvt Ferdinand V Steinmetz
456th PFAB
Battery C

Pvt Edward G Lakomy - 456th PFAB Battery

Pvt Edward G Lakomy
456th PFAB C Btry
KIA 11 July 1943


S/Sgt Ralph W Yeager - 456th PFAB Battery D (Source: Dominique Potier

S/Sgt Ralph W Yeager
456th PFAB
Battery D

Pvt John Lombardo - 456th PFAB Battery Hq

Pvt John Lombardo
456th PFAB Hq Btry
KIA 20 Sept 1944




books
R E L A T E D   B O O K S

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
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
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
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
Masters, Charles J.  Glidermen of Neptune: The American D-Day Glider Attack  Southern Illinois Univ Press, ISBN:0809320088
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
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Tucker, William H.  "Rendez-vous at Rochelinval" Battle of the Bulge  International Airborne Books,Harwichport, MS, ISBN:0-9647683-2-1
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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