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Trooper Pictures


2 Lt Cecil O Fuquay - Silver Star Recipient (Source: Cecil Bingham)

2/Lt Cecil O Fuquay
501st PIR Co A
KIA 23 Sept 44 (SS)

Pfc Forrest G Harding - Silver Star Recipient (Source: Elliott Cooney)

Pfc Forrest G Harding
501st PIR Co A
Silver Star Recipient

Pfc Harold L Heffner

Pfc Harold L Heffner
501st PIR
Company A


T/4 Leon Jedziniak - Medic (Source: Gordon Stewart)

T/4 Leon Jedziniak
501st PIR Co A
Medic

Pvt Edgar L [Ted] Kelley - (Source: Theodora Kelley Schmoll)

Pvt Edgar L Kelley
501st PIR Co A
KIA 12 Jan 45

Cpl Carman S Ladner

Cpl Carman S Ladner
501st PIR Co A
MIA 24 Sept 44


Pvt Chester L Beisser

Pvt Chester L Beisser
501st PIR Co B
MIA 9 June 44

Cpl Anthony D Angiolini 501 B Company (Source: Mark D Angiolini)

Cpl Anthony D'Angiolini
501st PIR
Company B

Cpl James M Hill -  [POW -Stalag 3C Alt Drewitz Brandenburg, Prussia 52-14 ](Source: Leslie Lowery)

Cpl James M Hill
501st PIR
Company B (POW)


Pfc Leland H Pillen

Pfc Leland H Pillen
501st PIR
Company B

1/Lt Joseph F Forney - ([Normandy Co B - Holland Hq 3 - Bastogne Co G] Source: Amber Conway)

1/Lt Joseph F Forney
501st PIR
Companies B/Hq3/G

Cpl Ralph E Bradybaugh

Cpl Ralph E Bradybaugh
501st PIR Co C
KIA 3 Jan 45


Pvt Adolph Ciummo - POW (Source: Larry De Petrillo)

Pvt Adolph Ciummo
501st PIR Co C
POW

Pfc William F Davis

Pfc William F Davis
501st PIR Co C
KIA 14 Oct 44

Pfc Arthur Teixeira (Courtesy of his nephew Kenneth B Teixeira)

Pfc Arthur Teixeira
501st PIR
Company C


S/Sgt Maurice C White

S/Sgt Maurice C White
501st PIR
Company C

S/Sgt Erminio Calderan

S/Sgt Erminio Calderan
501st PIR Co D
1st Platoon

Pvt Fred Chapman

Pvt Fred Chapman
501st PIR Co D
3rd Platoon


1/Lt E.B. (Bert) Collier - Co D 2nd Platoon (Courtesy of his step son Ron Tollison)

1/Lt E.B. Bert Collier
501st PIR Co D
2nd Platoon

Sgt William Deleguardia

Sgt William Deleguardia
501st PIR Co D
3rd Platoon

Pvt Clarence J (Doc) Docteur

Pvt Clarence J Docteur
501st PIR Co D
DOW 24 Dec 44


Pfc John K Dore Jr - ASN 31266861 - Co D/MP

Pfc John K Dore Jr
501st PIR
Company D

Pfc William A Druback - Co D (Courtesy of Tom Kowalak)

Pfc William A Druback
501st PIR Co D
2nd Battalion

Pfc William [Bill] Joseph Hayes Sr - Co D (Courtesy of Ron Tollison)

Pfc William J Hayes Sr
501st PIR Co D
2nd Battalion


Pvt Bobby Hunter - Co D 2nd Platoon (Courtesy of Ron Tollison)

Pvt Bobby Hunter
501st PIR Co D
2nd Platoon

Pvt William T Jacobs - Co D victim of the crash of C-47 42-101025 in the Bois de Limors, France(Source: Dawn Roderique)

Pvt William T Jacobs
501st PIR Co D
KIA 6 Jun 44

Cpl Joe Mother Madigan - Co D 2nd Platoon (Courtesy of Ron Tollison)

Cpl Joseph Madigan
501st PIR Co D
2nd Platoon


Cpl Guy R Marrs - Co D 2nd Platoon Buried in Lenapah OK - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy of Ron Tollison)

Cpl Guy R Marrs
501st PIR Co D
KIA 12/24/44 (SS)

Sgt Walter A Maguire

Sgt Walter A Maguire
501st PIR Co D
1st Platoon

Pvt Francis McKeown - Co D 2nd Platoon - KIA on 24th sept 44 Veghel Railroad Bridge (Courtesy of Ron Tollison)

Pvt Francis McKeown
501st PIR Co D 2nd Plt
KIA 24 Sept 44


Pfc Frank F Rosado - Co D (Courtesy:)

Pfc Frank F Rosado
501st PIR Co D
2nd Battalion

Pfc Gerald L Showman

Pfc Gerald L Showman
501st PIR Co D
3rd Platoon

Pfc John J Sullivan - Co D (Courtesy of his nephew David Mahoney)

Pfc John J Sullivan
501st PIR Co D
KIA 11 Nov 44


Pfc Raymond D Sutton - Co D (Courtesy of his son Bryce Sutton)

Pfc Raymond D Sutton
501st PIR Co D
2nd Battalion

Pfc Donald E Whitacre

Pfc Donald E Whitacre
501st PIR Co D
3rd Platoon

Pfc George E Willey Co D/E 2nd Squard 2nd Platoon (Courtesy of his son: Brian Willey)

Pfc George E Willey
501st PIR Co D/E
2nd Squad - 2nd Platoon


Pfc Earl (Red) W Crusan - Co E - Bronze Star & Silver Star Recipient

Pfc Earl W Crusan
501st PIR Co E
Silver Star Recipient

Pfc Kenneth W Mc Carty

Pfc Kenneth W Mc Carty
501st PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

S/Sgt John C Milonas

S/Sgt John C Milonas
501st PIR Co E
KIA 26 Sept 44


Pfc Robert Mileski - Pathfinder

Pfc Robert Mileski
501st PIR Co E
Pathfinder

Pfc Eugene A Morris (Source: Doug Goodpasture)

Pfc Eugene A Morris
501st PIR Co E
KIA 18 Sept 44

Pfc Jesus Ramirez

Pfc Jesus Ramirez
501st PIR Co E
2nd Battalion


Pvt Robert Sechrist - 501st PIR  POW 	Rennes Military Hospital Rennes France 48-01 - 9 July 1944

Pvt Robert Sechrist
501st PIR Co E
Pathfinder (POW)

Pfc Ralph Steeves WIA 9/28/44 (Source: Tim McDonough)

Pfc Ralph Steeves
501st PIR Co E
2nd Battalion

Pvt Maurice Wright

Pvt Maurice Wright
501st PIR Co E
KIA 18 Sept 1944


Pfc Ellis L Baird (Source: Cassandra Chambers)

Pfc Ellis L Baird
501st PIR Co F
KIA 3 Jan 1945

Pfc Edwin (James) Culbreth 501st PIR Co F (Courtesy of his nephew Chuck McCall)

Pfc James Culbreth
501st PIR Co F
1st Platoon

1/Lt Clair Hess - 501st PIR Co F (Courtesy:Guy Anhorn)

1/Lt Clair Hess
501st PIR Co F
2nd Battalion


T/4 Joseph McGinley - Radio Operator 501st PIR Co F (Courtesy:Guy Anhorn)

T/4 Joseph McGinley
501st PIR Co F
2nd Battalion

1 Sgt Glen Louis Nesmith

1/Sgt Glen Louis Nesmith
501st PIR Co F
2nd Battalion

Pvt Francis M Aldrich

Pvt Francis M Aldrich
501st PIR Co G
KIA 3 Jan 45


Sgt William H Bell Jr (Courtesy of his son: Denis Joe Bell)

Sgt William H Bell Jr
501st PIR Co G
3rd Battalion

Sgt William D Burns

Sgt William D Burns
501st PIR Co G
KIA 17 June 44

Pfc Lee A Dougherty - Courtesy of his nephew W J Taylor Jr)

Pfc Lee A Dougherty
501st PIR Co G
KIA 8 Jan 45


S/Sgt Gerald J Ficociello Co G 2nd Platoon Bronze Star Recipient ( Source: Judith Ficociello)

S/Sgt Gerald J Ficociello
501st PIR Co G
2nd Platoon (BS)

Sgt Donald F Kane

Sgt Donald F Kane
501st PIR Co G
3rd Battalion

Pvt David L Mythaler - PH (OLC)

Pvt David L Mythaler
501st PIR Co G
KIA 3 Jan 45


Pvt Corwin J Randt

Pvt Corwin J Randt
501st PIR Co G
KIA 6 June 44

Pfc Joseph D Ransom (Courtesy of his son: Dennis Ransom)

Pfc Joseph D Ransom
501st PIR Co G
3rd Battalion

Sgt William W Weir

Sgt William W Weir
501st PIR Co G
KIA 3 Jan 45


Pfc Carl D Beck

Pfc Carl D Beck
501st PIR Co H
3rd Platoon

Pfc Lewis C Dalton Jr

Pfc Lewis C Dalton Jr
501st PIR
Company H

Sgt Frederick (Fritz) Niland

Sgt Frederick Niland
501st PIR
Company H


T/5 Robert W Norris

T/5 Robert W Norris
501st PIR
Company H

T/5 Myron Lee Schooley (Source: Ray Campbell)

T/5 Myron Lee Schooley
501st PIR Co H
DOW 21 Dec 44

Pvt Vincent J Speranza (Source: Dominique Potier)

Pvt Vincent J Speranza
501st PIR Co H
3rd Battalion


Pfc Grady Smith

Pfc Grady Smith
501st PIR Co H
3rd Platoon

Pfc William B Smith

Pfc William B Smith
501st PIR
Company H


Sgt Richard P Dawson (Courtesy: Brian Sidall)

Sgt Richard P Dawson
501st PIR Co I
KIA 6 June 44

Pvt William R Gilmore was with Captain Hotchkiss the morning of D-Day. They were in plane 39 and landed outside Baupte. Part of their group was killed in a barnyard ambush while others were captured and taken to a pit where they were interrogated and then shot - (Courtesy of his son: Robert Gilmore)

Pvt William R Gilmore
501st PIR Co I
KIA 6 June 44

Pfc Jack Gramer (Courtesy:Gary E Banas)

Pfc Jack Gramer
501st PIR
Company I


Capt Richard E Hotchkiss - KIA Normandy

Capt Richard E Hotchkiss
501st PIR Co I
KIA 6 June 1944

Pfc Richard Jacob Hoffman

Pfc Richard Jacob Hoffman
501st PIR Hq 1
KIA 8 June 44

Pfc Jimmie S Millican

Pfc Jimmie S Millican
501st PIR Hq 1
KIA 6 June 44


Sgt Glen A Derber - 501st PIR HQ2 LMG Platoon

Sgt Glen A Derber
501st PIR Hq 2
LMG Platoon

Cpl Francis T Fernan - 81 mortar platoon

Cpl Francis T Fernan
501st PIR Hq 2
KIA 4 Nov 44

S/Sgt Earl P Jobe (Source: Mike Jobe)

S/Sgt Earl P Jobe
501st PIR Hq 2
2nd Battalion


T/4 Joseph E Mero

T/4 Joseph E Mero
501st PIR Hq 2
KIA 6 Oct 44

Pfc Joseph W Mizerak KIA 5 Oct 1944

Pfc Joseph W Mizerak
501st PIR Hq 2
KIA 5 Oct 44

Pvt Mallie B Pitts KIA 8 June 1944

Pvt Mallie B Pitts
501st PIR Hq 2
KIA 8 June 44


Cpl Buster E Williams - LMG Platoon

Cpl Buster E Williams
501st PIR Hq 2
KIA 24 Sept 1944

Pfc Alex Banko

Pfc Alex Banko
501st PIR Hq 3
KIA 6 June 1944

Sgt James L Beam

Sgt James L Beam
501st PIR Hq 3
3rd Battalion


1/Sgt Clarence E Spangler

1/Sgt Clarence E Spangler
501st PIR Hq 3
KIA 10 June 1944

Pfc Harold J Arnold

Pfc Harold J Arnold
501st PIR RHQ
DOW 3 Jan 1945

Pfc Charlie Bonner - 501st PIR Pathfinder/506th PIR RHQ (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team

Pfc Charlie Bonner
501st PIR/506th PIR
RHQ - Pathfinder


Pvt Freddie Brannon

Pvt Freddie Brannon
501st PIR RHQ
KIA 27 Sept 1944

T/4 Charles M Freeh Jr - 501 RHQ - Died in a jeep accident on November 10 1945 in Auxerre, France

T/4 Charles M Freeh Jr
501st PIR RHQ
DODY 10 Nov 1945

T/5 Ralph K Manley - (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team

T/5 Ralph K Manley
501st PIR
RHQ - Demolition


Pvt Robert G Style - 501 RHQ

Pvt Robert G Style
501st PIR RHQ
KIA 8 June 1944

Pfc Robert Otto - 501 RHQ  (Source:Trevor R Otto)

Cpl Robert R Otto
501st PIR RHQ
WIA 6 June 1944

Pvt Edward M Boyajian

Pvt Edward M Boyajian
501st PIR Medic
KIA 20 Dec 44


S/Sgt Leon W (Pappy) Brown - Part of a demolition team killed at Bastogne Seminary - buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

S/Sgt Leon W Brown
501st PIR Srv Co
KIA 5 Jan 45

Pvt Walter Craley

Pvt Walter Craley
501st PIR Srv Co
KIA 5 Jan 45

Capt Edward T Jansen (Courtesy of his daughter Jana Jansen)

Capt Edward T Jansen
501st PIR
Company C


1/Lt Bernard A Jordan

1/Lt Bernard A Jordan
501st PIR
Company E

1/Lt Joseph C Mc Gregor - Silver & Bronze Star Recipient

1/Lt Joseph C Mc Gregor
501st PIR Co E
KIA 9 Jan 1945

1/Lt 1/Lt Joseph R Harman

1/Lt Joseph R Harman
501st PIR Co F
KIA 23 Dec 44


1/Lt George C Murn - machine gun section - fought at Graignes and survived the war (Courtesy: Marty Morgan: National WW II Museum)

1/Lt George C Murn
501st PIR Hq 1
Silver Star Recipient

Capt Loyal K Bogart - KIA Normandy (Graignes [Courtesy: Marty Morgan: National WW II Museum])

Capt Loyal K Bogart
501st PIR Co Hq 1
KIA 11 June 1944

Capt Albert W Mitchell - KIA Normandy Hq 3 (S-3)

Capt Albert W Mitchell
501st PIR Co Hq 3
KIA 8 June 1944


1/Lt Franklin T Garrett - POW - Oflag 64

1/Lt Franklin T Garrett
501st PIR RHQ
POW - Oflag 64

Pfc John M Hayes - Medic

Pfc John M Hayes
501st PIR
Medic

Pfc James A Galiotto

Pfc James A Galiotto
501st PIR
KIA 25 Sept 44


Pvt Kenneth E Cook

Pvt Kenneth E Cook
501st PIR
KIA 21 Dec 44

Pvt Larry R Luther

Pvt Larry R Luther
501st PIR
KIA 20 Dec 44

T/Sgt Ross William Ford -  (POW on D-Day - Stalag 7B Memmingen Bavaria)

T/Sgt Ross W Ford
501st PIR
POW - Stalag 7B


Captain Francis L Sampson - Chaplain (POW)

Capt Francis L Sampson
501st PIR
Chaplain - POW - DSC

Colonel Julian J Ewell

Col Julian J Ewell
501st PIR CO
DSC/SS(OLC) Recipient

Colonel Howard R (Jumpy) Johnson

Col Howard R Johnson
501st PIR CO
KIA 8 Oct 44







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
Ambrose, Stephen E Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Simon & Schuster, (June 2001) 336 p. ISBN: 0-743-21638-5
Ambrose, Stephen E Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945. Simon & Schuster, (Nov 1997) 528 p. ISBN: 0-684-81525-7
Astor, Gerald  A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It. Mass Market Paperback, 1994 ISBN: 0440215749
Bando, Mark A  Avenging Eagles: Forbidden tales of the 101st Airborne in World War 2. Bando Publishing, (2006) 183 p. ISBN: 0977911705
Bando, Mark A  101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles at Normandy. Zenith Press, (Apr 2001) 156 p. ISBN: 0760308551
Bando, Mark A  Vanguard of the Crusade: The US 101st Airborne Division in WW II. The Aberjona Press, (June 2003) 320 p. ISBN: 0971765006
Black, Wallace B.& Blashfield, Jean F. Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series). Crestwood House, 48 pp May,1993 ISBN: 0896865681
Bowen, Robert Fighting With the Screaming Eagles: With the 101st Airborne from Normandy to Bastogne. Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, (Sept 2001) 256 p. ISBN: 1853674656
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, (1989) 621 p.
ISBN: 0-312-03350-8

Breuer, William B Unexplained Mysteries of World War II. John Wiley & Sons, Sept 1998 256 p. ISBN:0471291072
Burgett, Donald R Currahee!. Presidio Press, (Sept 1999) 256 p. ISBN: 0-891-41681-1
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  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
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
Gassend, Jean-Loup Operation Dragoon: Autopsy of a Battle: The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera August-September 1944 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (May 28, 2014), 560 p. ISBN: 076434580X
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
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Killblane, Richard  Mc Niece, Jake The Filthy Thirteen: From the Dustbowl to Hitler's Eagles Nest: The 101st Airborne's Most Legendary Squad of Combat Paratroopers Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 288 pp May 1, 2003 ISBN: 1932033122
Koskimaki, George E D-Day With The Screaming Eagles Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 356 pp September 11, 2002 ISBN: 1932033025
Koskimaki, George E Hell's Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in Holland, September-November 1944 Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 453 pp March 1, 2003 ISBN: 193203305X
Koskimaki, George E The Battered Bastards of Bastogne: A Chronicle of the Defense of Bastogne, December 19, 1944 - January 17, 1945 Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, 484 pp December 1, 2002 ISBN: 1932033068
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
Malarkey, Don & Bob Welch Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from WW II's "Band of Brothers". St Martin's Press, (May 13, 2008) 288 p. ISBN: 0312378491
Mann, Chris  SS: Totenkopf: The History of the Third SS Division 1933-45 (Waffen SS Divisional Histories) Amber Books, 192 p. ISBN:1782742514
Mattson, Gregory L  SS: Das Reich: The History of the Second SS Division 1933-45 (Waffen SS Divisional Histories) Amber Books, 192 p. ISBN:1782742506
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
McLaughlin, Jerome J D-Day+60 years Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, April 20,2004. 300 p. ISBN: 1418402699
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Stokes Jr, G G  Camp Toccoa: First Home of the Airborne.: 1942-1944 CreateSpace, 3/14/2011. 28p. ISBN: 1461005868
Webster, David Kenyon Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper's Memoir of D- Day and the Fall of the Third Reich 352p. ISBN: 0385336497



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