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504th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Pvt John R.Towle




504th PIR WW II
Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) Recipients

Major Robert B Acheson
LTC Julian A Cook
Major Don B Dunham
1/Lt Roy M Hanna
LTC Willard E Harrison
2/Lt Bernard E Karnap
1/Lt James R Kiernan
1/Lt James Megellas
Col Reuben H Tucker





Silver Star Recipients
1/Lt Harold C Allen
1/Lt James R Allmand Jr
2/Lt George A Amos
1/Lt Chester Anderson
2/Lt Ralph S Bird
1/Lt Reneau G Breard
1/Lt Robert C Blankenship
Capt T Moffatt Burriss
1/Lt Virgil F Carmichael
1/Lt Robert S Currier
2/Lt Edward C Digan
1/Lt Ross I Donnelly
1/Lt Charles A Drew
1/Lt Hanz K Druener
Capt Charles W Duncan
1/Lt James E Dunn
2/Lt Wayne M Fetters
1/Lt Hanford A Files
1/Lt Joseph S Forestal Jr
1/Lt Harry J Frear
LTC Leslie F Freeman
2/Lt Don E Graeber
1/Lt Richard R Hallock
2/Lt Leonard Harmon Jr
1/Lt Richard A Harris
LTC Willard E Harrison
Capt Thomas C Helgeson
2/Lt James C Hesson
2/Lt Wayne Hockett
1/Lt George A Johnson
2/Lt Bernard E Karnap
Capt Henry B Keep
1/Lt Howard A Kemble
1/Lt Edward W Kennedy
Capt Delbert A Kuehl
1/Lt Richard G LaRiviera
2/Lt Hugh R Manes
2/Lt Maurice Marcus
Capt Edson R Mattice
1/Lt Stuart McCash
1/Lt James Megellas
1/Lt Martin E Middleton
Capt Albert Milloy
2/Lt Paul M Nance
Capt Herbert H Norman
Capt John Pease
Maj John S Lekson
1/Lt John E Schaeffer
Capt Hyman D Shapiro
1/Lt Edward J Sims
2/Lt Richard A Smith
Capt William J Sweet
1/Lt John S Thompson
Col Reuben H Tucker
Capt Walter S Van Poyck
Capt George J Watts
LTC Edward N Wellems
LTC Warren Williams Jr
2/Lt William G Yepsen




R E L A T E D
R E S O U R C E S

The 82nd Airborne (CMH) Center for Military History
Sicily (CMH)
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Naples Foggia (CMH)
Anzio (CMH)
The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Roll of Honor  Officers

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date    Status Cemetery

Bartley Jack M Capt Serv Belgium 12/21/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures   H-C
Beall William R Major Hq 3 Italy 9/24/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures  BS S-R
Beld James B 2/Lt Hq-Hq Sicily 7/11/43 S-R
Breathwit James G 2/Lt Co G Italy 12/14/43 S-R
Briggs Richard H 2/Lt Co I Sicily 7/10/43 BS/MIA S-R WOM
Busby Harry F 1/Lt Co I Holland 9/20/44 PH (OLC) MAR
Cannizzaro Francis R 1/Lt Med Sicily 7/11/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures  MIA S-R WOM
Cline George W II 1/Lt Co G Sicily 7/10/43 BS/MIA S-R WOM
Cohen Eugene R 1/Lt Serv Sicily 7/11/43 USA/NY
Collins Patrick C 1/Lt Co C Belgium 12/31/44 PH (OLC) H-C
Crochet Milton J 1/Lt Co B Anzio 1/25/44 USA/LA
Crockett G P 1/Lt Hq 1 Belgium 2/2/45 BS USA/OK
Cummings Harry J Capt Serv Sicily 7/11/43 USA/NY
Currier Robert S 1/Lt Co A Holland 9/21/44 SS USA/DE
Danneman Otis A Capt Serv Sicily 7/11/43 S-R
Digan Edward C 2/Lt Hq 3 Sicily 7/13/43 SS USA/NY
Dunavant Henry C 1/Lt Co A Belgium 1/30/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/NC
Dunham Don B Major Hq-Hq Italy 9/17/43 DSC USA/CA
Ferrill Willis J 1/Lt Co I Anzio 1/23/44 USA/MI
Files Hanford A 1/Lt Co E Holland 9/17/44 SS MAR
Foley Thomas J Jr 1/Lt Hq 1 Anzio 3/19/44 S-R
Gerard Gus 1/Lt Co C Anzio 2/10/44 LUX
Gerle Peter Jr 2/Lt Co H Italy 12/17/43 USA/PA
Gilson Frank W 1/Lt Co I Italy 12/12/43 S-R
Gutterman Harold M 2/Lt Hq-Hq Italy 11/14/43 S-R
Harris Richard A 1/Lt Co F Belgium 1/7/45 SS USA/NJ
Henderson Hugh A 2/Lt Hq 2 Sicily 7/11/43 USA/OK
Henderson James F 2/Lt Co D Ardennes 2/21/45 DOW USA/OK
Heneisen Robert V 2/Lt Co F Holland 10/6/44 BS ARD
Hockett Wayne 2/Lt Co D Anzio 1/25/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS/MIA S-R
James Roy L 1/Lt Co E Germany 2/2/45 USA/MD
Johnson Robert N Capt Hq 2 Italy 12/16/43 S-R
Johnson Lawrence P Capt Co H Sicily 7/11/43 BS/MIA S-R WOM
Kaufman Herbert C Capt Hq 3 Sicily 7/11/43 S-R
Kemble Howard A 1/Lt Hq 1 Belgium 12/20/44 SS USA/NY
Kennedy Edward W 1/Lt Co I Holland 11/1/44 SS/DOW USA/MA
Kierstead James C 2/Lt Co G Italy 12/12/43 USA/NH
McOmber Marshall C 1/Lt Co G Sicily 7/11/43 S-R
Messina John S 1/Lt Hq 3 Sicily 7/13/43 S-R
Morin Earl V 1/Lt Co A Belgium 1/29/45 DOW H-C
Morrison Earl F 2/Lt Co D Italy 12/18/43 DOW USA/NY
Neilson Alexander 2/Lt Co A Anzio 1/30/44 USA/CT
Nightingale Lyle 2/Lt Co C Italy 11/18/43 S-R
Norman Herbert H Capt Co E Ardennes 2/8/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  SS USA/GA
Preston William H 1/Lt Co H Holland 9/27/44 DOW/BS MAR
Reilly James F 2/Lt Co B Anzio 1/25/44 USA/MA
Rollins Harry W 2/Lt Co D Belgium 12/26/44 POW
Scheibelein Edward M 2/Lt Co F Holland 10/25/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures MAR
Seyebe Steve 1/Lt Co G Holland 9/20/44 USA/NJ
Sharp William E Jr 1/Lt Co E Germany 2/2/45 BS (OLC) H-C
Simmons James D 1/Lt Co F Anzio 2/16/44 USA/NC
Smith Richard A 2/Lt Co B Belgium 12/21/44 SS USA/WV
Snyder Charles J 2/Lt Hq 3 Holland 9/28/44 USA/VA
Spooner John W 1/Lt Co A Germany 4/7/45 BS/PH(3OLC) MAR
Wall Ned E 1/Lt Co A Italy 9/17/43  Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/KS
Washburn Hubert H 1/Lt Med Sicily 7/11/43 USA/PA
Watts George J Capt Co G Italy 12/12/43 SS/BS S-R
Wisniewski Edward T 1/Lt Co D Holland 9/26/44 DOW USA/NY
Wright Robert S 2/Lt Co G Holland 11/2/44 USA/CA
Yepsen William G 2/Lt Hq 1 Belgium 12/20/44 SS H-C




books
R E L A T E D   B O O K S

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
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Blair, Jr, Clay Ridgway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in WW II. New York: Doubleday, 1985 588 p. ISBN: 0385278888
Breuer, William B  Agony at Anzio: The Allies Most Controversial and Bizarre Operation of WW II Jove Publishing, 1989 ISBN: 0515102113
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
Burriss, T Moffatt  Strike and Hold: A Memoir of the 82nd Airborne in WW II Brasseys, Inc, 256 pp August,2000 ISBN: 1574882589
Carter, Ross S  Those Devils in Baggy Pants  Buccaneer Books, Reprint,1996 ISBN: 0899666132
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  Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life 880 pp Owl Books (May, 2003) ISBN: 0805056874
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
D'Este, Carlo & John S.D.Eisenhower  World War II in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945 (Major Battles & Campaigns) 272 pp Algonquin Books (July, 1990) ISBN: 0945575041
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
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
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
Hove, Duane T American Warriors: Five Presidents in the Pacific Theater of WW II Burd Street Press (Oct 2003) 224 pp.  ISBN: 1572493070
Keegan, John The Second World War Penguin (P), 708 p. ISBN: 014011341X
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
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
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Turnbull, Peter I Maintain The Right: The 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion in WW II Authorhouse, Oct 31,2005. 204 p. ISBN: 1420871447
van Lunteren, Frank Blocking Kampfgruppe Peiper: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge Casemate, Sept 19,2015. 368 p. ISBN: 1612003133
van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
van Lunteren, Frank Spearhead of the Fifth Army: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy from the Winter Line To Anzio Casemate, Sept 16,2016. 320 p. ISBN: 161200427X
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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