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The 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion - Trooper Pictures

Company A
Pfc Albert F Batten - 4 combat jumps (Source: daughter-in-law: Teri Batten)

Pfc Albert F Batten
505th PIR
Company A

Pvt David Berardi

Pvt David V Berardi
505th PIR Co A
KIA 6 Jan 1945

Sgt Dave R Bullington (Source: daughter: Nancy Turnbo)

Sgt Dave R Bullington
505th PIR
Company A


Pfc Marcus Heim

Pfc Marcus Heim
505th PIR Co A
DSC Recipient

Pfc Samuel J Jeffries

Pfc Samuel J Jeffries
505th PIR
Company A

Pvt Robert M Murphy - Pathfinder

Pvt Robert M Murphy
505th PIR Co A
Pathfinder


Sgt Earl Max Rogers

Sgt Earl Max Rogers
505th PIR
Company A

S/Sgt Louis L Theiss Jr

S/Sgt Louis L Theiss Jr
505th PIR
Company A

Sgt Emmett L Zimmerman Jr (Source: Judy Moisey Asay)

Sgt Emmett Zimmerman Jr
505th PIR
Company A


Capt John G Nolan - Commanding Officer A Company -

Capt John G Nolan
505th PIR
Co A CO

2/Lt William R Oakley - DOW - Ste Mere Englise

2/Lt William R Oakley
505th PIR Co A
KIA 7 June 1944

2/Lt Robert E Mc Laughlin - DOW - Silver Star & PH (OLC) Recipient

2/Lt Robert E Mc Laughlin
505th PIR Co A
KIA 8 June 1944


Capt George E Giuchici - Commanding Officer A Company - 1946 formerly of the 517th PIR Co F - Silver and Bronze Star Recipient(Source: Lloyd Goldston III)

Capt George E Giuchici
505th PIR
Co A CO - 1946



Company B
Pfc Terence G Beardsley - Silver and Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Terence G Beardsley
505th PIR Co B
DOW 30 April 1945

Pvt Ralph F Bertanzetti (Source: David Holmes)

Pvt Ralph F Bertanzetti
505th PIR
Company B

Pvt Edward Devonshuk

Pvt Edward Devonshuk
505th PIR
Company B


Cpl Joe V Granillo (Source: David Holmes)

Cpl Joe V Granillo
505th PIR Co B
KIA 6 June 1944

Pfc Joseph M Haymoff (Source: David Holmes)

Pfc Joseph M Haymoff
505th PIR Co B
KIA 6 June 1944

Sgt Johnny F Heggood (Source: David Holmes)

Sgt Johnny F Heggood
505th PIR Co B
DOW 5 Jan 1945


Pfc Walter A Heinemann

Pfc Walter A Heinemann
505th PIR Co B
KIA 23 June 1944

SSgt David R Bob Holmes - 4 combat jumps

S/Sgt David R Holmes
505th PIR
Company B

Pfc Reginald O Keene Silver Star Recipient (Source: David Holmes)

Pfc Reginald O Keene
505th PIR Co B
KIA 16 June 1944 (SS)


Pvt Louis M Killebrew - DOI in England

Pvt Louis M Killebrew
505th PIR Co B
DOI 30 June 1944

Pvt Frank Kustick (Source: David Holmes)

Pvt Frank Kustick
505th PIR Co B
DOW 7 Oct 1944

Sgt Harvill W Lazenby - Silver Star Recipient (Source: William Price)

Sgt Harvill W Lazenby
505th PIR Co B
POW/Esc June 1944 (SS)


SSgt Joseph I O Jibway - POW

S/Sgt Joseph I O'Jibway
505th PIR Co B
POW

Pvt Peter M Lambrecht

Pvt Peter M Lambrecht
505th PIR Co B
KIA 10 July 1943

Pvt Lauren H LaParl Jr - 4 combat jumps

Pvt Lauren H LaParl Jr
505th PIR
Company B


Pvt William J McBride

Pvt William J Mc Bride
505th PIR Co B
KIA 11 July 1943

Pvt William J McLean - Silver Star & PH(OLC) Recipient

Pvt William J Mc Lean
505th PIR Co B
KIA 30 April 1945

Pvt Henry E Mileski (Source: David Holmes)

Pvt Henry E Mileski
505th PIR Co B
KIA 4 Oct 1944


Pfc Bruce M Miller (Source: David Holmes)

Pfc Bruce M Miller
505th PIR Co B
KIA 12 Jun 1944

Pvt William Morris (Source: David Holmes)

Pvt William Morris
505th PIR Co B
KIA 7 Jun 1944

Pfc Joseph Potash

Pfc Joseph Potash
505th PIR
Company B


Pvt William E Potter - 4 combat jumps

Pvt William E Potter
505th PIR
Company B

Pvt Eugene J Raczkowski (Source: David Holmes)

Pvt Eugene J Raczkowski
505th PIR Co B
KIA 18 June 1944

Pfc Leo R Rudy (Source: David Holmes)

Pfc Leo R Rudy
505th PIR Co B
KIA 11 Feb 1945


Pfc Charles P Schaffer - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Charles P Schaffer
505th PIR Co B
Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Northam H Stolp

Pfc Northam H Stolp
505th PIR
Company B

Cpl Wilford J Thomas

Cpl Wilford J Thomas
505th PIR
Company B


1/Lt Stanley Weinberg

1/Lt Stanley Weinberg
505th PIR
Company B

Capt Dale A Roysdon - Company B Commanding Officer and 1st Battalion S 3

Capt Dale A Roysdon
505th PIR Co B
KIA 6 June 1944



Company C
Pfc Wiley Clay Brooks

Pfc Wiley C Brooks
505th PIR
Company C

Cpl Roger F Coffin (Source: Brian Livesey)

Cpl Roger F Coffin
505th PIR Co C
KIA 23 Sept 1944

Pvt Walter Faranfontoff

Pvt Walter Faranfontoff
505th PIR Co C
KIA 24 Sept 1944


Pvt Joseph C Fitt - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy of his brother - Roger L Fitt)

Pvt Joseph C Fitt
505th PIR Co C (SS)
KIA 13 June 1944

Pvt Melvin Gennette (Source: Philip D Keeslar)

Pvt Melvin Gennette
505th PIR Co C
KIA 8 June 1944

Pfc Charles T Hayes Jr - 4 Combat jumps - PH(OLC)

Pfc Charles T Hayes Jr
505th PIR
Company C


S/Sgt William Jones

S/Sgt William "Ed" Jones
505th PIR
Company C

S/Sgt Frederick Kerr

S/Sgt Frederick Kerr
505th PIR
Company C

Pfc Kenneth Harley Lau

Pfc Kenneth H Lau
505th PIR Co C
DOW 6 Oct 1944


Pvt Nicholas Polachek (Courtesy: Sarah Miles)

Pvt Nicholas Polachek
505th PIR Co C
KIA 6 June 1944

T/4 Arthur

T/4 Arthur "Dutch" Schultz
505th PIR
Company C

1/Lt Cy Alfano

1/Lt Sylvester T Alfano
505th PIR
Company C


1/Lt Ivey K Connell

1/Lt Ivey K Connell
505th PIR Co C
KIA 6 Oct 1943 (SS)

2/Lt Wilbert H Robbins Jr

2/Lt Wilbert H Robbins Jr
505th PIR Co C
KIA 3 Jan 1945

Capt Anthony M Stefanich - CO C Company -

Capt Anthony M Stefanich
505th PIR Co C CO
KIA 18 Sept 1944



Headquarters Company 1st Battalion (HQ 1)
Sgt Melvin Joseph Fryer

Sgt Melvin J Fryer
505th PIR Hq 1
KIA 18 Jun 44

S/Sgt Fred B Morgan Jr

S/Sgt Fred B Morgan Jr
505th PIR Hq 1
Medic

T/4 Tony J Vickery

T/4 Tony J Vickery
505th PIR Hq 1
KIA 11 Jun 44


Lt Col Arthur F Gorham - (2) DSC Recipient

Lt Col Arthur F Gorham
505th PIR 1Bn CO
KIA 14 Jul 1943 ((2)DSC)

Maj Frederick Kellam

Major Frederick Kellam
505th PIR 1st Btn CO
KIA 6 Jun 44

Major William J Hagan

Major William J. Hagan
505th PIR CO
1st Battalion



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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
Black, Wallace B.& Blashfield, Jean F. Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series). Crestwood House, 48 pp May,1993 ISBN: 0896865681
Blair, Jr, Clay Ridgeway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in WW II. New York: Doubleday, 1985 588 p. ISBN: 0385278888
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
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  Decision in Normandy William S Konnecky Assc(P), 560 p. ISBN: 1568522606
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  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
De Trez, Michel  The Way We Were: "Doc" Daniel B. McIlvoy: Regimental Surgeon, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  August 20, 2004, D-Day Pub, 167 p. ISBN: 2960017668
De Trez, Michel  Colonel Bob Piper: G Company 505 PIR (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  March, 2003, D-Day Pub, 48 p. ISBN: 2960017641
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
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
Gabel, Kurt The Making of a Paratrooper: Airborne Training and Combat in World War II Univ Press of Kansas (Jan 1990), 282 p. ISBN: 070060409X
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
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
McCann, John Passing Through: The 82nd Airborne Division in Northern Ireland 1943-1944 Gardner Books, (May, 2005), 128 p. ISBN: 1904242413
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
Murphy, Robert M  No Better Place To Die Critical Hit,Inc, March 1,2000. 128 p. ISBN: 1929307004
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
Ruggero, Ed  The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day  HarperCollins, 6/13/2006. 368 p. ISBN: 0060731281
Ryan, Cornelius The Longest Day  Touchstone Books (P), 350 p. ISBN: 0671890913
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Tucker, William H.  Parachute Soldier: From the Diary of William H. Tucker, 1942-1945  ISBN:1884540015
Tucker, William H.  "Rendez-vous at Rochelinval" Battle of the Bulge  International Airborne Books,Harwichport, MA, ISBN:0-9647683-2-1
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 The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
Vento, Carol  Schultz The Hidden Legacy of WW II: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery Sunbury Press (Nov 2011), ISBN: 1934597813
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
Wurst, Spencer & Gayle Descending From the Clouds: A Memoir of Combat in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment: 82nd Airborne Division Casemate (Oct 2004), 256 p. ISBN: 1932033319
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302




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