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504th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Pvt John R.Towle




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USAAF Airborne Troop Carriers in World War II
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Sicily (CMH)
Salerno (CMH)
Naples Foggia (CMH)
Anzio (CMH)


















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The Drop Zone: Letter from Jump School -
Fort Benning, GA

Hitler's Decision to defend Italy (CMH)
Italy Surrenders
Stalemate in Italy
The Drop Zone: Memories of the Italian Campaigns
General Lucas at Anzio (CMH)
The Decision to Launch Operation Market Garden
Personal Rembrance of Crossing the Waal Canal
The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge















Distinguished Service Cross Recipients
Major Robert B Acheson
Major Julian Cook
Pfc Daniel T Del Grippo
Major Don B Durham
Sgt Shelton W Dustin
Cpl John Grenado
Pvt Thomas S Gugliuzza
1/Lt Roy M Hanna
Maj Willard Harrison
Pfc Raymond S Holsti
Pvt Shelby R Hord
Cpl Joseph Jusek
2/Lt Bernard E Karnap
1/Lt James R Kiernan
Pfc Joseph M Koss
Pfc William G Lanseadel
Major John S.Lekson
1/Lt James Megallas
Pvt Walter J Muszynski
Cpl Charles E Nau
Pvt Leonard Opper
S/Sgt Thomas L Rodgers
Colonel Rueben Tucker
S/Sgt William P Walsh









Silver Star Recipients
Pvt Howard Albert
1/Lt Chester Anderson
Pfc T H Bachenheimer
Pvt Maurice Bledsoe
Pfc William C Boyle
1/Lt Reneau G Breard
Cpl Daren R Broadhead
Captain T. Moffatt Burriss
S/Sgt Ross S Carter
S/Sgt Louis P. Damore
T/4 Rockwell R Easton
2/Lt Wayne M Fetters
1/Lt Hanford A Files
Pfc Philip J Foley
LTC Leslie G Freeman
Pfc Frank E Gould
Pfc Abraham Gurley
Capt Thomas C Hegelson
2/Lt Wayne Hockett
S/Sgt William C Kossman
Capt.Delbert A.Kuehl
Major John S.Lekson
Pvt Eddie H Livingston
Pvt Albert L Lodge
1/Lt James Megallas (OLC)
Sgt Thomas McCarthy
Sgt Harold W Piper
M/Sgt William L Reed
1/Lt John E Schaeffer
T/Sgt Elmer R Scheffler
S/Sgt Marion Shagdai
S/Sgt William Thurman
PFC Benjamin P Walker
Captain George J Watts
S/Sgt William H White
2/Lt William G Yepsen




































































































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The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
3rd Battalion - Trooper Pictures

Company G
Pvt Francis L Allen

Pvt Francis L Allen
504th PIR Co G
DOW 30 Jan 1945

Pfc John E Allen Jr - Click on name to e-mail his relative

Pfc John E Allen Jr
504th PIR Co G
KIA 20 Dec 1944

Pfc John F Benjamin

Pfc John F Benjamin
504th PIR Co G
3rd Battalion


Pvt Lloyd E Clay - (Source: Jack Harrington)

Pvt Lloyd E Clay
504th PIR Co G
KIA 11 Oct 1944

Sgt Jack D Howard - (Source: Frank Van Lunteren)

Sgt Jack D Howard
504th PIR Co G
KIA 21 Sept 1944

Pfc Vernon Lester Jensen

Pfc Vernon Jensen
504th PIR Co G
3rd Battalion


Pfc Paul A Mullan

Pfc Paul A Mullan
504th PIR Co G
2nd Platoon

Pvt Cicero J Parchman - D-Day Pathfinder (Chalk No.18) [Source: Catherine Metropoulos]

Pvt Cicero J Parchman
504th PIR Co G
POW/D-Day Pathfinder

Pvt Henry S Pawlings - Bronze Star Recipient (OLC) - D-Day Pathfinder (Chalk No.18) [Source: Catherine Metropoulos]

Pvt Henry S Pawlings
504th PIR Co G
KIA 14 Jun 1944


PFC Gabe Quinones

Pfc Gabe Quinones
504th PIR Co G
POW - Sicily

Pvt Edmon Roberts

Pvt Edmon Roberts
504th PIR Co G
MIA 10 July 1943

M/Sgt Elmer Robert (Jack) Scheffler - Silver & Bronze Star Recipient - PH (OLC) [Source: Scott Scheffler]

T/Sgt Elmer R Scheffler
504th PIR Co G
Silver Star Recipient


Cpl Thomas Frank Smith

Cpl Thomas F Smith
504th PIR
Company G

Pvt Leo St John

Pvt Leo St John
504th PIR Co G
3rd Battalion

Cpl Fred C Streeter

Cpl Fred C Streeter
504th PIR Co G
KIA 12 Dec 1943


Pfc Lloyd J Watkins - (WIA Holland loss his leg - PH  [Source: Jeff Watkins])

Pfc Lloyd J Watkins
504th PIR Co G
WIA - Holland

Pvt Willie Jack Wills - (WIA Holland  - PH  [Source: Jackie Johnson])

Pvt Willie Jack Wills
504th PIR Co G
WIA - Holland



Company H
S/Sgt Jas Allen Jr

S/Sgt James Allen Jr
504th PIR Co H
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Pfc John J Baldassar - Bronze Star Recipient - D-Day Pathfinder (Chalk No.18)

Pfc John J Baldassar
504th PIR Co H
KIA 28 Sept 1944

Sgt J P Brettand

Sgt J P Brettand
504th PIR Co H
3rd Battalion


pfc Gordon V Brewer - POW Belgium

Pfc Gordon V Brewer
504th PIR Co H
POW - 29 Jan 45

Pfc Vincent V DeNard - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Vincent V DeNard
504th PIR Co H
MIA 10 Feb 1944

1st Lt William E Eberhart

1/Lt William E Eberhart
504th PIR Co H
3rd Battalion


Pfc T. Finkbeiner

Pfc T. Finkbeiner
504th PIR Co H
3rd Battalion

Pfc Philip J Foley - Silver Star & PH (OLC) Recipient [505 PIR G Company] from Charlestown MA

Pfc Philip J Foley
504th/505th PIR Co. H
KIA 7 Jan 1945 (SS)

Pvt Clark Fuller

Pvt Clark Fuller
504th PIR Co H
3rd Battalion


Pfc Abraham Gurley - Silver Star Recipient

Pfc Abraham Gurley
504th PIR Co H
Silver Star - Sicily

Pvt Louis Holt

Pvt Louis P. Holt
504th PIR Co H
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Pvt Alfredo Hurtado - Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt Alfredo Hurtado
504th PIR Co H
Bronze Star Recipient


Pvt Robert T Koelle - Medic Company H (Courtesy of his niece: Peggy Shelly)

Pvt Robert T Koelle
504th PIR Co H
KIA 20 Sept 1944

1st Sgt M Kogut

1st Sgt M Kogut
504th PIR Co H
3rd Battalion

Pvt Thomas M Lane

Pvt Thomas M Lane
504th PIR Co H
3rd Battalion


Pfc Walter P Leginski (Source: Henk Bredewolt)

Pfc Walter P Leginski
504th PIR
Company H

1/Sgt Monahan

1/Sgt Monahan
504th PIR Co H
3rd Battalion

Pfc John - Jack _Jesse Moon - PH 3(OLC) - transferred 504 Co H (Source: Geoffrey Harding)

Pfc John J Moon
504th PIR Co H
Purple Heart 3(OLC)


Pfc Simon L Renner

Pfc Simon L Renner
504th PIR
Company H

Sgt Daun Z Rice (Source: Cliff Orth)

Sgt Daun Z Rice
504th PIR Co H
KIA 26 Sept 1944

1/Sgt William Vaughn Rice

1/Sgt William V Rice
504th PIR
Company H


Pfc Everett Ridout (Source: Henk Bredewolt)

Pfc Everett Ridout
504th PIR Co H
1st Platoon

Pfc John Rigapoulos - Bronze Star Recipient - D-Day Pathfinder (Chalk No.18) [Source niece: Catherine Metropoulos]

Pfc John Rigapoulos
504th PIR Co H
KIA 20 Sept 1944

S/Sgt D Rosenkrantz

S/Sgt D.Rosenkrantz
504th PIR Co H
MIA 28 Sept 1944


Sgt John A Santo - Bronze & Silver Star Recipient

Sgt John A Santo
504th PIR Co H
Silver Star Recipient

Pfc John R. Schultz

Pfc John R. Schultz
504th PIR Co. H
Mortar Gunner

Pfc Hugh A Sheridan

Pfc Hugh A Sheridan
504th PIR Co H
KIA 10 July 1943


Sgt Clyde T Surret (Arkansas)

Sgt Clyde T Surret
504th PIR Co. H
"Arkansas"

1/Sgt A Tarbell

1/Sgt Albert Tarbell
504th PIR Co. H
3rd Battalion

Sgt Fred Thomas

Sgt Fred Thomas
504th PIR Co. H
3rd Battalion


Pfc Harry D Zimmerman (Source:Tyler Fox)

Pfc Harry D Zimmerman
504th PIR Co. H
1st Platoon

Lt James Megallas

Lt James Megallas
504th PIR
Company H



Company I
S/Sgt Leon E. Baldwin - Silver & Bronze Star Recipient

S/Sgt Leon Baldwin
504th PIR Co I
MIA 27 Sept 1944

Pvt George A Baxter

Pvt George A Baxter
504th PIR Co I
KIA 23 Jan 1944

Pfc Charles E Coffman

Pfc Charles E Coffman
504th PIR Co I
Bronze Star Recipient


Pvt Peter L Colishion

Pvt Peter L Colishion
504th PIR Co I
KIA 20 Sept 1944

Pfc Garland E Cooper Service Co and Company I (Courtesy of his niece: Donna Beverley)

Pfc Garland E Cooper
504th PIR Co I
KIA 27 Sept 1944

Sgt James J Gallagher

Sgt James J Gallagher
504th PIR Co. I
3rd Battalion


Sgt John Gallagher

Sgt John Gallagher
504th PIR Co. I
(4) Bronze Stars

Cpl William S Hartman - Company I (Courtesy: Bill Wheeler - Virginia War Memorial)

Cpl William S Hartman
504th PIR Co I
DOW 23 Sept 1944

Pfc Norman H Heiden - Company I

Pfc Norman H Heiden
504th PIR Co I
KIA 28 Sept 1944


Sgt Walter E Hughes - Bronze Star Recipient (Courtesy: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Sgt Walter E Hughes
504th PIR Co. I
3rd Battalion

Pfc Matthew W Kantala Jr

Pfc Matthew W Kantala Jr
504th PIR Co. I
Pathfinder

Pvt. Francis X Keefe

Pvt. Francis X Keefe
504th PIR Co. I
3rd Battalion


Pvt Eddie H Livingston

Pvt Eddie H Livingston
504 PIR Co I
D-Day Pathfinder POW

Pvt Clyde C Mc Vitty

Pvt Clyde C Mc Vitty
504th PIR Co. I
KIA 9 Feb 1944

Pvt. Walter J. Muszynski  - DSC Recipient

Pvt. Walter J Muszynski
504th PIR Co. I
KIA 20 Sept 1944 (DSC)


SSgt Louis E Orvin Jr - Bronze Star (OLC)

S/Sgt Louis E Orvin Jr
504th PIR Co I
BS (OLC) Recipient

Cpl David S Stanford - Bronze Star

Cpl David S Stanford
504th PIR Co. I
MIA 27 Sept 1944

Pvt Leonard G. Trimble

Pvt Leonard G Trimble
504th PIR Co. I
3rd Battalion


Pfc W.B.Walker - PH (OLC)

Pfc W.B.Walker
504th PIR Co. I
3rd Battalion

S/Sgt William H White - Silver Star Recipient

S/Sgt William H White
504th PIR Co. I
KIA 30 Oct 1944 (SS)



Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion (HQ 3)
Pfc Roxey E De Marco

Pfc Roxey E De Marco
504th PIR
Co HQ 3rd Bn

T/5 John William Dunn

T/5 John William Dunn
504th PIR Co HQ 3rd Bn
Medic

Pfc James Thomas Ferguson

Pfc James T. Ferguson
504th PIR
Co HQ 3rd Bn


Pfc Donald H Fox (Source: Nikoline Sanderson)

Pfc Donald H Fox
504th PIR
Co HQ 3rd Bn

S/Sgt Richard F Long

S/Sgt Richard F Long
504th PIR
Co HQ 3rd Bn

Pvt Charles Woodrow [Woody] Meyers

Pvt Charles W Meyers
504th PIR
Co HQ 3rd Bn


Pfc James C Philbeck

Pfc James C Philbeck
504th PIR Co HQ 3rd Bn
MIA 26 Jan 1944

Pvt Andrew J Preston - POW Belgium (Source: Donald B Straith)

Pvt Andrew J Preston
506th PIR Hq 3
POW 7 Jan 45

Pfc Robert C Ramsey

Pfc Robert C Ramsey
504th PIR Co HQ 3rd Bn
Bronze Star


Bonnie L.(Kid) Roberts

Pfc Bonnie L.Roberts
504th PIR Co HQ 3rd Bn
Crowley, Texas

Lt. Thomas Pitt

Lt.Thomas Pitt
504th PIR S-1
3rd Battalion

Lt. Virgil F. Carmichael

Lt.Virgil Carmichael
Staff Officer
3rd Battalion


Major Julian Cook

Maj. Julian Cook
CO 3rd Battalion
Retired a LTC

Major William R Beall

Maj. William R Beall
CO 3rd Battalion
KIA 24 Sept 1943

LTC Leslie G Freeman - Regimental XO - Silver Star Recipient

LTC Leslie G Freeman
CO 3rd Battalion
Silver Star Recipient




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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 Ridgeway'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
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
Fox, Tyler  Our Salvation : The 504th PIR Legendary Fight At Altavilla ISBN: 0692781676
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
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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