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The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
2nd Battalion - Trooper Pictures

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Company D
Pfc Nelson Bryant

Pfc Nelson Bryant
508th PIR
Company D

Pfc Carl W Bergstrom (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Carl W Bergstrom
508th PIR Co D
KIA 17 Sept 1944

Pfc John R Chamberlin - Silver Star Recipient

Pfc John R Chamberlin
508th PIR Co D
KIA 9 June 1944 (SS)


Sgt Jack M Chambers

Sgt Jack M Chambers
508th PIR Co D
KIA 5 July 1944

Pfc George L Choate (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc George L Choate
508th PIR Co D
KIA 21 June 1944

Pfc Murray E Daly (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Murray E Daly
508th PIR Co D
KIA 12 June 1944 (BS)


T/5 Jack S Dixon (Source: B Jeffries)

T/5 Jack S Dixon
508th PIR Co D
DOW 5 July 1944

Pvt Walter Drelick (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Walter Drelick
508th PIR Co D
KIA 9 Jan 1945

Pfc Francisco Garza

Pfc Francisco Garza
508th PIR Co D
KIA 6 June 1944


Pvt John P Perdue PH(OLC)

Pvt John P Perdue
508th PIR Co D
KIA 28 Sept 1944

Pfc Samuel Karnitsky  (Source: Dianne Karnitsky)

Pfc Samuel Karnitsky
508th PIR
Company D

Pfc Travis W Stout

Pfc Travis W Stout
508th PIR Co D
KIA 24 June 1944


Pfc Harold F Taylor

Pfc Harold F Taylor
508th PIR Co D
KIA 19 Sept 1944

Pfc Lorenzo A Taylor

Pfc Lorenzo A Taylor
508th PIR Co D
KIA 7 June 1944

Pvt Benjamin S Upton

Pvt Bennie S Upton
508th PIR Co D
KIA 22 Sept 1944


Sgt John F Melton Jr

Sgt John F Melton Jr
508th PIR
Company D



Company E
Pfc Frank H Burak (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Frank H Burak
508th PIR Co E
KIA 22 Feb 1945

Pfc Lloyd O Coffman (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Lloyd O Coffman
508th PIR Co E
KIA 7 June 1944

Pvt Douglas R Crutcher (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Douglas R Crutcher
508th PIR Co E
KIA 13 June 1944


Pfc Clifton S Ducote (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Clifton S Ducote
508th PIR Co E
KIA 13 June 1944

Cpl Floyd O Goodman

Cpl Floyd O Goodman
508th PIR Co E
KIA 9 Feb 1945

Sgt Joseph J Harrold

Sgt Joseph J Harrold
508th PIR Co E
KIA 4 July 1944


Pfc Herman L Jaynes (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Herman L Jaynes
508th PIR Co E
KIA 12 June 1944

Pfc William L Lamberson

Pfc William L Lamberson
508th PIR Co E
KIA 9 Feb 1945

Pfc R Q Lester PH(OLC)

Pfc R Q Lester
508th PIR Co E
DOW 20 Jan 1945


Pfc William Maklary Jr (Source: Haylee Maklary)

Pfc William Maklary Jr
508th PIR
Company E

Pvt Raul L Ortega

Pvt Raul L Ortega
508th PIR Co E
DOW 8 Nov 44

Pfc Edward C Ozbolt

Pfc Edward C Ozbolt
508th PIR Co E
KIA 26 June 44


Pfc Joseph M Redina

Pfc Joseph M Redina
508th PIR Co E
KIA 22 Sept 1944

T/5 Jack F Rolland - Transferred from 551st PIB Company A

T/5 Jack F Rolland
508th PIR Co E
KIA 9 Feb 1945

Pvt George A Shenkle Jr (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt George A Shenkle Jr
508th PIR
Company E


Pvt Charles R Swan - Silver Star Recipient

Pvt Charles R Swan
508th PIR Co E
KIA 17 June 44 (SS)

S/Sgt William L Ulrich

S/Sgt William L Ulrich
508th PIR Co E
KIA 17 June 44

Cpl Walter (Bill) E Wells - (Source: Lt Col Brian Dutton)

Cpl Walter E Wells
508th PIR Co E
KIA 24 Dec 44


Sgt Harold V Westbrook

Sgt Harold V Westbrook
508th PIR Co E
KIA 8 Jan 1945

2/Lt Charles E Cain (Source: B Jeffries)

2/Lt Charles E Cain
508th PIR Co E
KIA 11 Oct 44

1st Lt Robert P Mathias

1/Lt Robert P Mathias
508th PIR Co E
KIA 6 June 44


Capt B F Delamater

Capt B F Delamater
508th PIR
Company E



Company F
Pvt Sherman Lee Baker - Company F (Courtesy: Missy Frye)

Pvt Sherman Lee Baker
508th PIR Co F
DOW 6 July 1944

Pfc Orren W Billington (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Orren W Billington
508th PIR Co F
KIA 6 June 1944

Pfc Gerald Brightsman PH (OLC)

Pfc Gerald Brightsman
508th PIR Co F
KIA 19 Sept 1944


Pvt Dwayne T Burns

Pvt Dwayne T Burns
508th PIR
Company F

CLICK on Picture for a website about Pfc Ralph Burrus

Pfc Ralph Burrus
508th PIR Co F
Pathfinder

Pvt James F Cabic (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt James F Cabic
508th PIR Co F
KIA 02 Oct 1944


Pvt William R Rudy Chestnut - Company F - POW Stalag 4F (Source: Dominique Potier)

Pvt William R Chestnut
508th PIR Co F
POW - Stalag 4F

Pvt Roy Chipman - Company F Silver Star Recipient - (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Roy Chipman
508th PIR Co F
KIA 6 July 1944 (SS)

Sgt Richard P Colaw

Sgt Richard P Colaw
508th PIR Co F
KIA 17 Sept 1944


Pvt Edward M Everitt III

Pvt Edward M Everitt III
508th PIR Co F
KIA 18 Sept 1944

Cpl William Griffis  (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl William Griffis
508th PIR
Company F

Pvt Gene T Hare

Pvt Gene T Hare
508th PIR Co F
DOW 17 June 1944


Sgt Joe F Hernandez - Silver Star recipient

Sgt Joe F Hernandez
508th PIR Co F
KIA 18 Sept 1944 (SS)

Cpl Jesse M Kellum

Cpl Jesse M Kellum
508th PIR Co F
KIA 6 June 1944

Pvt Gordon M Lilly (Source: B Jeffries)

Sgt Gordon M Lilly
508th PIR Co F
KIA 6 June 1944


Pvt David P Miller (Source: Rebecca [Miller] Deal)

Pvt David P Miller
508th PIR Co F
KIA 3 July 1944

Pvt William A Piatt

Pvt William A Piatt
508th PIR Co F
KIA 6 June 1944

Pvt Ramon V Prieto

Pvt Ramon V Prieto
508th PIR Co F
KIA 15 June 1944


Pvt George L Richey

Pvt George L Richey
508th PIR Co F
KIA 23 Sept 1944

Pvt Wendell E Sedam

Pvt Wendell E Sedam
508th PIR Co F
KIA 29 Dec 1944

Pvt Clarence O Shipton

Pvt Clarence O Shipton
508th PIR
Company F


Sgt Rex W Spivey  PH(OLC)

Sgt Rex W Spivey
508th PIR Co F
KIA 19 Sept 1944

Pvt Edgar P Sprague Jr

Pvt Edgar P Sprague Jr
508th PIR Co F
KIA 18 Sept 1944

Pvt Allan H Stein

Pvt Allan H Stein
508th PIR
Company F


2/Lt Mack G Cook - Company F Silver Star Recipient

2/Lt Mack G Cook
508th PIR Co F
KIA 4 July 1944 (SS)

2/Lt Arthur F Snee - Company F

2/Lt Arthur F Snee
508th PIR Co F
KIA 4 July 1944

1/Lt Fred E Gillespie - Company F

1/Lt Fred E Gillespie
508th PIR Co F
KIA 6 June 1944


1/Lt Hoyt T Goodale - Company F

1/Lt Hoyt T Goodale
508th PIR Co F
KIA 29 Jan 45 (SS/BS)

1/Lt John J Jampetero - Company F

1/Lt John J Jampetero
508th PIR Co F
KIA 23 June 1944

1/lt Edward M King(Source: B Jeffries)

1/lt Edward M King
508th PIR Co F
KIA 21 Sept 44


1/Lt Lloyd L Polette Jr - DSC/Silver Star (OLC) Recipient - D-Day Pathfinder

1/Lt Lloyd L Polette Jr
508th PIR Co F/E
DOW 22 Jan 1945 DSC/SS

Capt Francis E Flanders -  Killed by Friendly Fire after being taken as a POW and
the trucks were strafed by planes (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Capt Francis E Flanders
508th PIR Co F
POW/KIA 7 June 1944

Capt Donald K Ipson

Capt Donald K Ipson
508th PIR
Company F CO



Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion (HQ 2)
Cpl Ben Bennardi

Cpl Ben Bennardi
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company

Cpl Loyd W Chaney (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Loyd W Chaney
508th PIR Hq 2
KIA 7 July 44

Pvt Charles H Ellis

Pvt Charles H Ellis
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company


Pfc Nicke Forkapa - Pathfinder D-Day
		 Bronze and Silver Star Recipient - PH(OLC) (Source:Brian Dunson)

Pfc Nicke Forkapa
508th PIR Hq 2
D-Day PF BS/SS

T/Sgt Hugh L Johnson - Hq2 (Source: Philip Hoyle

T/Sgt Hugh L Johnson
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company

Cpl William K Jordan Jr

Cpl William K Jordan Jr
508th PIR Hq 2
KIA 23 Dec 44


Cpl Walter R Lupton - Bronze Star Recipient

Cpl Walter R Lupton
508th PIR Hq 2
DOW 18 Sept !944 (BS)

Pvt Edsel A Malone

Pvt Edsel A Malone
508th PIR Hq 2
KIA 7 June 44

Pvt Legrande T Mangus (Source:David Lewis)

Pvt Legrande T Mangus
508th PIR Hq 2
DOW 7 June 44


Pfc Walter Erwin Massey

Pfc Walter E Massey
508th PIR
Hq 2 Company

Pvt Rudy Randall

Pvt Rudy Randall
508th PIR Hq 2
KIA 18 Sept 1944

Pfc Alfred W Raymond Hq2

Pfc Alfred W Raymond
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company


Pvt Wilbur C Wright (Source:B Jeffries)

Pvt Wilbur C Wright
508th PIR Hq 2
KIA 29 Jan 45

Pfc Alton H Webster - Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Alton H Webster
508th PIR Hq 2
KIA 7 June 44 (BS)

Cpl Albert E Williams - Hq2

Cpl Albert E Williams
508th PIR
HQ 2 Company


Pvt Wilbur C Wright (Source:B Jeffries)

Pvt Wilbur C Wright
508th PIR Hq 2
KIA 29 Jan 45

Pvt Claud M Youngblood - medic

Pvt Claud M Youngblood
508th PIR Hq 2/Medic
KIA 6 June 1944

1/Lt Cyrus E. Manierre Jr - West Point Graduate

1/Lt Cyrus E. Manierre Jr
508th PIR
Hq 2 Company


Lt Col Thomas J.B. Shanley - Silver Star Recipient (Photo is a still frame from 8mm movie shot by Capt William Nation, Rgt S-1 508th PIR)

Lt Col Thomas J.B. Shanley
508th PIR 2nd Bn CO
Silver Star Recipient



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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
Astor, Gerald  A Blood-Dimmed Tide: The Battle of the Bulge by the Men Who Fought It. Mass Market Paperback, 1994 ISBN: 0440215749
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 Ridgway'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
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
Burns, Dwayne T & Leland Burns Jump Into the Valley of the Shadow: The War Memories of Dwayne Burns Communications Sergeant - 508th PIR. Casemate, (Sept 2006) 256 p. ISBN: 1932033491
Burriss, T Moffatt  Strike and Hold: A Memoir of the 82nd Airborne in WW II Brasseys, Inc, 256 pp August,2000 ISBN: 1574882589
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  Decision in Normandy William S Konnecky Assc(P), 560 p. ISBN: 1568522606
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
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
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
Francois, Dominique 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment: Red Devils Heimdal (Aug 2003), 120 p. ISBN: 2840481723
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
Hastings, Max Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy Simon and Shuster(JUV), 396 p. ISBN: 0671554352
Inglesby, Leo C A Corporal Once Xlibris  2/2/2001, 108 p. ISBN: 0738838209
Jakeway, Don Paratroopers Do or Die!  ASIN: B0031HBGC0 1996
Keegan, John The Second World War Penguin (P), 708 p. ISBN: 014011341X
Keegan, John Six Armies in Normandy: From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris Penguin USA(P), 365 p. ISBN: 0140235426
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
O'Donnell, Patrick K. Beyond Valor  Free Press, 2001, 384 p. ISBN: 0684873842
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
The Center of Military History  The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302
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
Verier, Mike  82nd Airborne Division in Colour Photographs  (Europa Militaria, No 9) ISBN: 187 200 4857
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007






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