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The 456th PFAB - Pocket Patch
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456th PFAB
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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
Cpl Wesley G Snell
Sgt Joseph N Thomas Jr

The 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
Roll of Honor


 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Baldwin Lewis W Cpl C Btry Sicily 7/11/43 DSC S-R
Barbarino Louis A Pvt C Btry Belgium 2/12/45 USA/NY
Blount Ben F Pvt A Btry Sicily 7/10/43 S-R
Boyce Thomas F Pfc A Btry Belgium 1/28/45 USA/NY
Boucher Edward R Jr Sgt C Btry Sicily 7/11/43 DOW/NoAfrica USA/MI
Bridges Oakey H Pvt A Btry Germany 4/21/45 MIA MAR WOM
Burchfield Lloyd J Pvt Normandy 6/44 DOW USA/AR
Cabali Theodore T/5 Hq Btry Sicily 7/10/43 USA/LA
De Cumber Philip Jr Pfc Hq Btry Germany 4/27/45 MAR
Deede George W Pvt Hq Btry Holland 10/28/44 DOW MAR
Derby Charles G 1/Lt A Btry Sicily 7/12/43 USA/MA
Derbyshire James V T/5 Hq Btry Holland 10/2/44 USA/PA
Dodson Robert W Pfc C Btry Sicily 10/25/43 SS/KODY USA/AR
Doran Maurice P Pvt A Btry Sicily 7/11/43 USA/MO
Doster Claude A T/4 A Btry Sicily 7/12/43 S-R
Eichler George O Cpl Normandy 7/3/44 USA/CA
Entrekin Jesse P Pvt Hq Btry Holland 9/20/44 DOW MAR
Grasso Manuel R Pvt A Btry Holland 10/15/44 USA/MA
Guiltner Harry C Pvt B Btry Holland 9/18/44 MAR
Hardwick Estle W T/5 Hq Btry France 12/16/44 SS/KODY USA/KY
Harris Gillis R Pvt A Btry Holland 10/15/44 USA/FL
Harris Joseph D Capt Hq Btry Anzio 2/5/44 DOW USA/NY
Higdon John B 1/Lt Hq Btry Anzio 2/5/44 S-R
Hull Robert M 2/Lt Normandy 6/20/44 SS/DOW NOR
Johnson Carl H T/5 B Btry Normandy 6/15/44 NOR
Karr Richard B Pvt C Btry Holland 10/8/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  DOW MAR
King Donald E Pvt B Btry Holland 9/18/44 USA/IN
Kingsley Noel D Pvt B Btry Holland 9/18/44 MAR
Lakomy Edward G Pvt C Btry Sicily 7/11/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures S-R
Langfeld Robert D Pvt Hq Btry Anzio 8/44 DOW USA/MO
Lombardo John Pvt Hq Btry Holland 9/20/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  DOW USA/NY
Mongarelle Elmer P 1/Lt Normandy 6/22/44 DOW USA/NY
O Brien Edward R 1/Lt Belgium 1/3/45 USA/IA
Paradise Joseph T/5 Hq Btry Holland 9/18/44 USA/NY
Price Oscar F Pvt Germany 5/18/45 KODY ARD
Rimm John Pfc Hq Btry Salerno 1/8/44 DOW USA/PA
Rosenbush Richard F Cpl B Btry Italy 10/43 medic USA/IL
Ross Lee M Pvt A Btry Sicily 7/15/43 S-R
Ross Richard A 1/Lt A Btry Holland 10/25/44 DOW USA/ND
Rowley Fitch H Cpl A Btry Holland 9/21/44 PH (OLC) MAR
Sabol Michael Pvt Normandy 6/21/44 USA/PA
Shalonis Anthony W Sgt B Btry Sicily 7/13/43 S-R
Shober John J Pfc C Btry Belgium 2/12/45 USA/MN
Sparkes William N 1/Lt Hq Btry Anzio 3/44 USA/MA
Strange Ellis E Pvt Germany 4/21/45 USA/KY
Summers Keith L Pfc Hq Btry Holland 9/18/44 USA/IA
Thompson Vernard L Pvt C Btry France 12/16/44 KODY USA/WI
Toivonen Neil W 1/Sgt Hq Btry Holland 9/18/44 USA/WA
Wannamaker Charles V Jr Sgt C Btry Normandy 7/4/44 USA/NY
Williams Walter P Pfc C Btry Belgium 2/12/45 USA/KY
Williams Trafford H Pvt C Btry Sicily 7/10/43 USA/GA
Willis Carroll F 1/Lt C Btry Sicily 7/13/43 BS S-R
Woodard Thomas E Pvt Belgium 1/30/45 H-C
Young Angus J T/5 A Btry Normandy 7/1/44 USA/NY



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
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
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
Ruggero, Ed  Combat Jump: The Young Men who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July, 1943  HarperCollins, 10/21/2003. 388 p. ISBN: 0060088753
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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