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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 - BORN IN CHINA, ENLISTED IN CA
KILLED IN FRANCE WHEN AN ENGLISH TRUCK HE WAS IN ROLLED OVER/(Source: B Jeffries)

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)







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
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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