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(above insignia)
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Silver Star Recipients
1/Lt Harry D Allingham
1/Lt Ralph Allison
Capt James P Birder
1/Lt Flave J Carpenter
1/Lt Leonard S Cooper
2/Lt Paul E Craig Jr
Maj Thomas R Cross
2/Lt Paul E Craig Jr
Capt A P Dearing
Capt Daniel W Dickinson
Maj Donald W Fraser
2/Lt Harold M Freeman
1/Lt Ludlow Gibbons
Capt George E Giuchici
Col Rupert D Graves
1/Lt Charles J Hillsdale
2/Lt Fred P Hughes
Capt Walter G Irvin
1/Lt Richard C Jackson
Capt Milton M Kienlen
1/Lt H.R. Kleinendorst
Capt John J Lissner
Capt Joseph T McGeever
Capt J McNamara
1/Lt Russell T Miller
1/Lt John H Neiler
1/Lt Thomas E Patin
Lt Col Forest X Paxton
1/Lt Timothy P Quigley
1/Lt Benjamin E Renton
1/Lt Arthur W Ridler
Capt Dean D Robbins
1/Lt Carl E Starkey
1/Lt Paul P Way
Lt Col Melvin Zais

517th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Roll of Honor - Officers


 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Allingham Harry D 1/Lt Co C Belgium 12/25/44 SS USA/MI
Beaudoin Roland A 2/Lt Co C Belgium 12/24/44 USA/MA
Birder James P Capt Co I Germany 2/7/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS USA/IN
Burwell William E 2/Lt Co D Belgium USA/NJ
Casselman John C 1/Lt Co F Belgium 1/3/45 BS/PH(OLC) H-C
Craig Paul E Jr 2/Lt Co E Belgium SS USA/MO
Freeman Harold M 2/Lt Co H So France 8/16/44 SS USA/WA
Mc Geever Joseph T Capt Hq 3 So France 9/11/44 SS USA/MT
Miley Maurice J 2/Lt Hq 2 So France 8/15/44 USA/OH
Rea Thomas L 1/Lt Hq 2 Belgium 2/9/45 MAR
Ridler Arthur W 1/Lt Co G So France 9/9/44 SS USA/NJ
Robinson Albert M Jr 2/Lt Hq 2 So France 8/17/44 RHO
Sadlo Charles J 2/Lt Co A So France 10/8/44 USA/NY
Stott Floyd A 1/Lt Co I Belgium 12/27/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures RHO
Thomas Hillard B 2/Lt Co H So France 9/18/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures RHO
Whitley Charles V 1/Lt Co E Belgium 1/3/45 BS/PH(OLC) H-C




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
Archer, Clark Paratroopers Odyssey : A History of the 517th Parachute Combat Team. 266p., 1985, ISBN: 0961601507
Astor, Gerald 'Battling Buzzards': The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945. 338p., 7/93, Donald I Fine Pub, ISBN: 0440236932
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France. Presidio Press, Sept 1987 261 p. ISBN: 0891413073
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  First Airborne Task Force: Pictorial History of the Allied Paratroopers in the Invasion of Southern France 7/98, D-Day Pub, 500 p. ISBN: 2960017625
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
Eberle, Henrik & Matthias Uhl (editors) The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin November 14, 2005, PublicAffairs Pub, 416 p. ISBN: 1586483668
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
Hastings, Max Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy Simon and Shuster(JUV), 396 p. ISBN: 0671554352
Hicks, Anne The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick Schiffer Pub Ltd, 320pp, ISBN: 0764324306
Inglesby, Leo C A Corporal Once Xlibris  2/2/2001, 108 p. ISBN: 0738838209
Ingrisano, Michael N. Jr And Nothing is Said: Wartime Letters, August 15, 1943 - April 21, 1945 Sunflower University Press, Sept 2002, 540p. ISBN: 0897452631
Irwin, Will (Lt. Col [RET.]) The Jedburghs: The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944 Sept 6, 2005, PublicAffairs Pub, 323 p. ISBN: 1586483072
Keegan, John The Second World War Penguin (P), 708 p. ISBN: 014011341X
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
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
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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