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17th Airborne Division Patch

(above insignia)
17th Airborne Division
After D-Day the 507th PIR was permanently assigned as a unit of this Division.





507th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

Pvt Joe Gandara
Pvt George J Peters






Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Recipient
Captain Robert Rae
Lt Col Edwin J Ostberg
Lt Col Charles J Timmes



Silver Star Recipient
2/Lt William C Aubel
Maj John T Davis
1/Lt Robert W Law Jr
2/Lt Gerald C Mc Gonigle
Col George V Millet Jr
Capt F V Schwartzwalder
2/Lt John H Sterner
Lt Col Charles J Timmes
Capt Clarence A Tolle
Capt John J Verret
1/Lt Roger Whiting






The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Roll of Honor Officers


 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Allyn Gurdon S Jr Capt Co I Normandy 6/15/44 USA/NY
Aubel William C 2/Lt Co I Normandy 7/5/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  SS NOR
Bloethe Leonard W 1/Lt Co C Normandy 6/16/44 USA/IA
Boyer Robert H Jr 1/Lt Co I* Belgium DOW USA/PA
Carson Joseph A 1/Lt Co D Normandy 6/21/44 NOR
Charait Albert A 1/Lt RHQ* Germany 3/24/45 MAR
Clark Max D 2/Lt Co B Normandy 6/7/44 NOR
Clarke James F 2/Lt Co B Normandy 6/13/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/NY
Corrigan Emmett T 1/Lt Hq 1* Germany 3/24/45 MAR
Crites Jack M 2/Lt * 5/29/45 USA/MD
Crooks Claude V Jr 1/Lt Co I Normandy 6/23/44 USA/GA
Danziger Benjamin 2/Lt Co H Normandy 6/20/44 BS/MIA NOR WOM
Davis John T Maj RHQ * Belgium 1/8/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  SS West Point NY
Devlin William J Jr 1/Lt Svc Co Normandy 6/12/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  NOR
Donlan Robert D 2/Lt Co H Normandy 6/7/44 FR FIRE USA/IL
Dunham Edward J 2/Lt Co C Normandy 6/7/44 NOR
Eyerly Jack B 1/Lt Hq 1 Normandy 6/15/44 NOR
Farnham Elmer F 1/Lt Hq 3 Normandy 6/11/44 USA/NY
Fowlkes Paschal D Capt RHQ* Belgium 3/24/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures Chaplain MAR
Frank Sanford M Capt Co C Normandy 6/12/44 NOR
Freeman James W Jr 1/Lt RHQ Normandy 6/15/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  BS Arlington
Gorl Frederick C 2/Lt Co C Normandy 6/7/44 USA/NY
Henry James M 1/Lt Co I* Germany 3/24/45 DOW MAR
Hoffman Elmer F 1/Lt Svc Co Normandy 6/12/44 USA/NE
Hopkins John V 1/Lt Co D Normandy 6/6/44 BS/MIA NOR WOM
Hopkins Robert S 1/Lt Co B* Belgium 1/5/45 PH (OLC) LUX
Irwin James D 2/Lt Co G Normandy 6/19/44 Arlington
Johnston Charles D Maj XO 3Bn Normandy 6/11/44 USA/TN
Jones Guy 1/Lt Svc Co* Germany 3/24/45 USA/FL
Keenan Walter F 1/Lt Hq 2 Normandy 6/17/44 DOW NOR
Keller John J Capt RHQ Normandy 6/7/44 USA/FL
Koehler Elmo F 1/Lt Hq 2 Normandy 6/17/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  DOW USA/KS
Levy Louis 1/Lt Co D Normandy 7/5/44 USA/AZ
Maxwell Lowell C 1/Lt Hq 3 Normandy 6/11/44 POW NOR
Mc Clure James C 1/Lt Co G Normandy 6/7/44 USA/OK
Mc Gonigle Gerald C 2/Lt Co I Normandy 6/7/44 SS NOR
Mc Neill Hugh 2/Lt Co H* Germany 3/24/45 USA/NY
Moran Frank R 1/Lt Svc Co Normandy 6/15/44 NOR
Ostberg Edwin J Lt Col 2nd Bn Normandy 2/2/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  DSC USA/NY
Paterson Donald E 2/Lt Co H Normandy 6/9/44 NOR
Pitchel Stanley T Capt Hq 1* Germany 3/28/45 MAR
Rinehart Charles A 1/Lt Normandy 7/7/44 NOR
Roper George J Capt RHQ* 4/8/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  BS
Shelly Richard D 2/Lt Co F Normandy 6/15/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  NOR
Shotwell Gordon S Capt Hq 2* Germany 3/24/45 MAR
Shutt Robert W 2/Lt Hq 1 Normandy 6/44 DOW USA/IN
Sophian Abraham Jr Capt Surgeon Normandy 6/11/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/MO
Stanhope Philip R 1/Lt Co D Normandy 6/12/44 Arlington
Sterner John H 2/Lt Co A* Germany 3/24/45 SS USA/PA
Todd Kay 1/Lt Hq 1 Normandy 6/12/44 USA/MN
Tolle Clarence A Capt Co D Normandy 6/17/44 SS NOR
Verret John J Capt RHQ* Belgium 1/8/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  SS USA/VT
Wagner Harry E 1/Lt Hq 3 Normandy 6/28/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  BS NOR
Wagoner Elliott W 2/Lt Co A Normandy 6/6/44 NOR
Winsor Woodrow A 2/Lt * Belgium USA/AZ
Zakarian Antrony J 1/Lt Co D* Germany 3/26/45 BS MAR
Zielke Edward B 2/Lt RHQ Normandy 6/10/44 NOR
! NOTE: ( ^ ) indicates biography available by CLICKING on last name.
             ( * ) denotes member of the 17th Airborne Division. (See Unit History)


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
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
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
Francois, Dominique 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment: A Forgotten Regiment Heimdal (Aug 2002), 120 p. ISBN: 2840481642
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
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
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
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
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Beyond Valor  Free Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN: 0684873842
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
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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