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The American Experience: D- Day (PBS)

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508th PIR WW II
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1st Sgt Leonard Funk


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The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Service Company & Regimental Headquarters - Trooper Pictures

Service Company
Sgt Thomas G Cross (Source: B Jeffries)

Sgt Thomas G Cross
508th PIR Svc Co
KIA 10 June 1944

T/5 Robert A Feliz (ASN: 12042790)

T/5 Robert A Feliz
508th PIR
Service Company

Pfc Charles J Hajek Jr

Pfc Charles J Hajek Jr
508th PIR Svc Co
KIA 21 Sept 44

Cpl George N Joehnk (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl George N Joehnk
508th PIR
Service Company

Cpl Cecil M Neal POW/D-Day Stalag 4B (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Cecil M Neal
508th PIR Svc Co
POW/D-Day Stalag 4B

S/Sgt Harold E Roberts

S/Sgt Harold E Roberts
508th PIR Svc Co
KIA 6 June 1944

Tech Sgt John T (Jack) Shue

T Sgt John T Shue
508th PIR Svc Co
Company Clerk

Regimental Headquarters (RHQ)
Cpl Hugh J Akins (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Hugh J Akins
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 4 Oct 1944

T/5 Ellsworth E Bartholomew (Source: B Jeffries)

T/5 Ellsworth Bartholomew
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 17 June 1944

S/Sgt Francis L Benedict - MIA/BS(OLC) (Source: B Jeffries)

S/Sgt Francis L Benedict
508th PIR RHQ
MIA 18 Sept 1944

Pfc Leonard R Buckalew BS/PH(OLC) (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Leonard R Buckalew
508th PIR RHQ
Bronze Star Recipient

Cpl Nesmer Cook (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Nesmer Cook
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 7 July 1944

Sgt Lawrence C Dunn (Source: Philip Hoyle

Sgt Lawrence C Dunn
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 02 Jan 1945

Pvt Kenneth A Everson - He was killed in action 26 February 1945 by artillery shell fragments, 
          while serving with the 20th Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division

Pvt Kenneth A Everson
508th PIR RHQ/10th Armor
KIA 25 Feb 1945

Pfc Harry J Kennedy BS (Hans Kahn) (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Harry J Kennedy
508th PIR
RHQ S-2 (BS)

Cpl Robert Lee Cornett

Cpl Robert Lee Cornett
508th PIR
RHQ Company

S/Sgt Ralph H Mann

S/Sgt Ralph H Mann
508th PIR
RHQ Company

Cpl Robert G Mangers - Silver Star Recipient

Cpl Robert G Mangers
508th PIR RHQ
POW Stalag 13C

T/5 Charles H Rogers BS(OLC) D-Day Pathfinder (Chalk #18)

T/5 Charles H Rogers
508th PIR RHQ/PF
KIA 01 Oct 1944 (BS(OLC)

Pfc Frank S Sakowski

Pfc Frank S Sakowski
508th PIR
RHQ Company

Pvt James E Skelton

Pvt James E Skelton
508th PIR
RHQ Company

M/Sgt James B Smylie

M/Sgt James B Smylie
508th PIR
RHQ Company

Pvt Richard H Thomas

Pvt Richard H Thomas
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 02 Oct 1944

2/Lt Joseph M Duffy

2/Lt Joseph M Duffy
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 20 Sept 1944

1/Lt Donald J Johnson

1/Lt Donald J Johnson
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 07 June 1944

1/Lt Eugene H Shavitch

1/Lt Eugene H Shavitch
508th PIR RHQ
KIA 6 June 1944

Capt John A Breen RHQ/S-2 Bronze Star Recipient

Capt John A Breen
508th PIR RHQ/S-2
KIA 4 July 44 (BS)

Capt William Nation

Capt William H Nation
508th PIR S-1
KIA 31 Jan 45

Capt Ignatius P Maternowski - Chaplain

Capt Ignatius Maternowski
508th PIR - Chaplain
KIA 6 June 44

Col Roy E Lindquist

Col Roy E Lindquist
508th PIR
Regimental Commander

Regimental Medical Detachment (RMD)
Pvt Francis N Bowen (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Francis N Bowen
508th PIR Medic
KIA 15 June 1944


Pfc Henry H Chan
508th PIR Medic
KODY 15 Nov 1945

Pvt Frank E Mackey Jr

Pvt Frank E Mackey Jr
508th PIR Medic
KIA 7 June 1944

T/5 Van B Snook Bronze Star Recipient

T/5 Van B Snook
508th PIR Medic
KIA 20 Sept 1944 (BS)

1/Lt Briand N Beaudin

1/Lt Briand N Beaudin
508th PIR
Regimental Surgeon

Other - (Company Unknown)
Sgt Guy D Brown (Source: B Jeffries)

Sgt Guy D Brown
508th PIR
DOW 11 Feb 1945

Pvt Joseph R Radich

Pvt Joseph R Radich
508th PIR
KIA 9 Jan 1945

Pvt Victor Ramesa  DOW/BS

Pvt Victor Ramesa
508th PIR
DOW 5 July 1944 (BS)

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