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517th PIR Patch

(above insignia)
517th PIR Patch


517th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Pfc Melvin E Biddle





































517th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Trooper Pictures

Pfc Melvin E Biddle Medal of Honor Recipient

Pfc Melvin E Biddle
517th PIR (MOH)
Company B

Captain Charles E La Chausee

Capt Charles E La Chausee
517th PIR
CO Company C

Pfc John B Dickson - WIA 25 Dec 44 Soy-Hotten Belgium

Pfc John B Dickson
517th PIR
Company A


Pfc Robert Lee Crawford

Pfc Robert Lee Crawford
517th PIR
Company A

Cpl Jack W Dallas - Silver Star Recipient

Cpl Jack W Dallas
517th PIR Co A
KIA 8 Feb 45 (SS OLC)

S/Sgt Richard G Hollister

S/Sgt Richard G Hollister
517th PIR
Company A


Sgt Albert R Wise

Sgt Albert R Wise
517th PIR Co A
KIA 5 Jan 1945 (BS)

Cpl Cpl James C Carpenter - Bronze Star/Purple Heart Recipient (Source:B Jeffries)

Cpl James C Carpenter
517th PIR Co B
Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt Ian Cowan - Bronze Star Recipient

Pvt Ian Cowan
517th PIR
Company B


Sgt John Raul D Flores

Sgt John Raul D Flores
517th PIR
Company B

Pvt Harry A Hill

Pvt Harry A Hill
517th PIR
Company B

1/Lt Thomas L Rea

1/Lt Thomas L Rea
517th PIR Co B
KIA 9 Feb 1945


Cpl Cornelius Van Regenmorter - Silver Star/Purple Heart Recipient (Source:B Jeffries)

Cpl C. Van Regenmorter
517th PIR Co B
Silver Star Recipient

Pvt Frank Barringer - Replacement (Source:Shawn Smith)

Pvt Frank Barringer
517th PIR Co C
KODY 13 Apr 45

2/Lt Roland A Beaudoin

2/Lt Roland A Beaudoin
517th PIR Co C
KIA 24 Dec 1944


1/Sgt E.W.Bolin

1/Sgt E. W. Bolin
517th PIR
Company C

Cpl Albert J Caraciolo

Cpl Albert J Caraciolo
517th PIR Co C
KIA 14 Jan 44

T/5 John D Wilkins - PH(OLC)

T/5 John D Wilkins
517th PIR Co C
KIA 5 Jan 45


Pfc Joseph B (Eggle Beak) Egelhof

Pfc Joseph B. Egelhof
517th PIR
Company D

Pfc S.E.(Sambo) Emmons Jr

Pfc S.E.Emmons Jr
517th PIR
Company D

Pfc S D Moxon - 517th PIR (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc S D Moxon
517th PIR
Company D


Pfc Daniel L Ogniewski

Pfc Daniel L Ogniewski
517th PIR Co D
KIA 4 Nov 1944

Pvt William F Thorng

Pvt William F Thorng
517th PIR Co D
KIA 4 Sept 44

Pfc Charles L Twibell BS/PH(OLC)

Pfc Charles L Twibell
517th PIR Co D
DOW 28 July 1945 (BS)


Pvt Marion E Anderson Jr - Bronze Star Recipient(Source: Randall C Anderson)

Pvt Marion E Anderson Sr
513/517th PIR Co E
Bronze Star Recipient

S/Sgt Russell Brami - Bronze Star Recipient also 325th GIR (Source: B Jeffries)

S/Sgt Russell Brami
325/517th PIR Co E
Bronze Star Recipient

Sgt Eugene L Brissey - Bronze Star Recipient/PH(Source: B Jeffries)

Sgt Eugene L Brissey
517th PIR Co E
Bronze Star Recipient


Pfc Clarence B Jones - Company E (3rd Platoon 1st Squad)

Pfc Clarence B Jones
517th PIR Co E
DOW 4 Jan 45

Pfc Robert L Morris - Bronze Stars (2) Recipient - 3rd Platoon-1st Squad (Source: Bill Morris)

Pfc Robert L Morris
517th PIR Co E
Bronze Star Recipient

Pfc Charles E Parker - (Source: Dominique Potier)

Pfc Charles E Parker
517th PIR
Company E


Sgt Leland O Wood - (Source: b Jeffries)

Sgt Leland O Wood
517th PIR
Company E

1/Lt Charles V Whitley - BS/PH(OLC) (Source: b Jeffries)

1/Lt Charles V Whitley
517th PIR Co E
KIA 3 Jan 1945 (BS)

Capt Robert H Newberry - (Source:)

Capt Robert H Newberry
517th PIR Co E
Commading Officer


Sgt Randolph Coleman - Co F

Sgt Randolph Coleman
517th PIR
Company F

Pvt Edward T Higgins - Co F  (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Edward T Higgins
517th PIR
Company F

1/Lt George E Giuchici - Silver and Bronze Star Recipient (1946 promoted to Captain 505th PIR Co A Commander

1/Lt George E Giuchici
517th PIR Co F
Silver Star Recipient


1/Lt Harry E Riddle Co F - Bronze Star

1/Lt Harry E Riddle
517th PIR
Company F

Capt Bill Smith 517th PIR Co F Commander/ 551st PIB Co C

Capt Bill Smith
517th PIR Co F
Company Commander


SSGT Nello Renic Arterburn - Bronze Star Recipient (Source: Michael Arterburn)

S/Sgt Nello R Arterburn
517th PIR
Company G

Pfc Donald G Barry

Pfc Donald G Barry
517th PIR
Company G


Sgt Darwynn Beer

Sgt Darwynn Beer
517th PIR
Company G

Pfc Donald Cheney

Pfc Donald Cheney
517th PIR
Company G

Pfc Jesse O Goswick - KIA So France

Pfc Jesse O Goswick
517th PIR Co G
KIA 22 August 1944


Pvt John F (Jack) Henwood

Pvt John F Henwood
517th PIR
Company G

Pfc James Ledgin

Pfc James Ledgin
517th PIR
Company G

Sgt George Mills - Silver Star Recipient

Sgt George Mills
517th PIR Co G
KIA 19 January 1945


1/Lt Gerald V Woodard - Commanding Officer Company G

1/Lt Gerald V Woodard
517th PIR
Company G

SSgt Benedict James Barrett Co H

S/Sgt Ben J Barrett
517th PIR
Company H

Pvt Layton Pippin

Pvt Layton Pippin
517th PIR Co H
KIA 5 January 1945


1/lt Hillard B Thomas

1/Lt Hillard B Thomas
517th PIR Co H
KIA 19 Sept 1944

Pfc Gerald Uchytil

Pfc Gerald Uchytil
517th PIR Co H
KIA 7 Feb 1945

Pfc Harvey J Usery

Pfc Harvey J Usery
517th PIR Co H
KIA 7 Feb 1945


Pvt Henry A Woehrer

Pvt Henry A Woehrer
517th PIR Co H
KIA 13 Jan 1945

Pfc Albert L Beasley

Pfc Albert L Beasley
517th PIR
Company I

Capt James Patrick Birder - Silver Star Recipient

Capt James P Birder
517th PIR Co I
KIA 7 Feb 1945 (SS)


Pfc Edward Gunn

Pfc Edward Gunn
517th PIR
Company I

Pfc William J Eckart Jr

Pfc William J Eckart Jr
517th PIR Co I
KIA 27 December 1944

1/Lt Armando Hernandez - Co I

1/Lt Armando Hernandez
517th PIR
Company I


Pvt John S Penn - Co I KIA Manahey

Pvt John S Penn
517th PIR Co I
KIA 27 December 1944

1Lt Lloyd A Stott - Co I KIA Manahey

1/Lt Lloyd A Stott
517th PIR Co I
KIA 27 December 1944

Pvt Licoln W Ackerman - Company Hq 1 (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Licoln W Ackerman
517th PIR Co Hq 1
KIA 16 Jan 1945


Pvt Robert (Bobby) Fidler - Company Hq 1 (Source: B Jeffries)

Pvt Robert (Bobby) Fidler
517th PIR Co Hq 1
DOW 23 Dec 1944

Cpl Daniel A Fisher - Company Hq 1

Cpl Daniel A Fisher
517th PIR Co Hq 1
KIA 15 Aug 1944

Pfc Ed Henzl - Company Hq 1

Pfc Ed Henzl
517th PIR
Company HQ 1


Pfc George E Marshall - Company Hq 1 Source: Philip Hoyle

Pfc George E Marshall
517th PIR
Company HQ 1

LTC William J Boyle - 1st Battalion Commanding Officer DSC/PH(OLC) (Source:B Jeffries)

LTC William J Boyle
517th PIR
1st Bn CO (DSC)

Pvt Robert A Harp - Hq 2

Pvt Robert A Harp
517th PIR Hq 2
KIA 22 Jan 1945


2/Lt Albert M Robinson Jr - Company Hq 2

2/Lt Albert M Robinson Jr
517th PIR Hq 2
KIA 17 Aug 1944

Major Thomas R Cross - 2nd Battalion Executive Officer

Maj Thomas R Cross
517th PIR
2nd Bn XO

T/4 Donald J Frederick - Company Hq 3 (Source: Nathan Shields)

T/4 Donald J Frederick
517th PIR
Company HQ 3


1/Lt Howard E Hensleigh - Hq 3  Platoon Leader (Source:B Jeffries)

1/Lt Howard E Hensleigh
517th PIR Hq 3
Pltn Leader

1/Lt Robert J Reber - Hq 3 Mortar Platoon Leader

1/Lt Robert J Reber
517th PIR Hq 3
Mortar Pltn Leader

1/Lt Dick Spencer - Hq 3  BS(OLC)/PH(OLC) (Source:B Jeffries)

1/Lt Dick Spencer
517th PIR Hq 3
Bronze Star (OLC)


Capt Joseph T McGeever - Hq 3 Silver Star Recipient  (Source:B Jeffries)

Capt Joseph T McGeever
517th PIR Hq 3
KIA 11 Sept 1944 (SS)

Capt Walter P Plassman - Surgeon  (Source:B Jeffries)

Capt Walter P Plassman
517th PIR Hq 3
3rd Btn Surgeon

Pvt Elmer J Anderson - Silver Star Recipient

Pvt Elmer J Anderson
517th PIR Co Hq
KIA So France (SS)


Pfc William H Faltysek

Pfc William H Faltysek
517th PIR
Company Hq

Pfc Frank L Parker Jr (Source: Sarah Tanner)

Pfc Frank L Parker Jr
517th PIR/504th PIR
Company Hq

S/Sgt Charles H Walter - Later M/Sgt 504th PIR (Source: Dominique Potier)

S/Sgt Charles H Walter
517th PIR/504th PIR
Company Hq


1/Lt John A (Boom-Boom) Alicki

1/Lt John A Alicki
517th PIR
Hq Company

Cpl Joseph - Johnny - Borgerding - Service Company attached to A Company (Source: Pam Rodriguez

Cpl Joseph Borgerding
517th PIR
Service Company

2/Lt Floyd Louis Coil - Service Company

2/Lt Floyd Louis Coil
517th PIR
Service Company


T/5 John Clark Wyatt - Rigger

T/5 John C Wyatt
517th PIR Svrc Co
KIA 28 Jun 44

Lt Col Melvin Zais - 3 Battalion Commander & Regimental Executive Officer

Lt Col Melvin Zais
517th PIR
Executive Officer

Captain John N Nieler - S2

Captain John N Nieler
517th PIR
Regimental S-2


Major Herbert M Bowlby - S3

Major Herbert M Bowlby
517th PIR
Regimental S-3

Capt Marshall McDonald Jr - IE Officer

Capt Marshall McDonald Jr
517th PIR
IE Officer

Pfc Robert H Yates

Pfc Robert H Yates
517th PIR
Bronze Star


Sgt Melvin John William Dahlberg

Sgt Melvin J W Dahlberg
517th PIR
PH (OLC)

Capt James C Mc Namara Jr - Medical Detachment (Source:B Jeffries)

Capt James C Mc Namara Jr
517th PIR
Med Detachment

Capt Alfred Guenette - Chaplain (Source:B Jeffries)

Capt Alfred Guenette
517th PIR
Chaplain


Cpl James G Turner - 517th PIR (Source: B Jeffries)

Cpl Jame G Turner
517th PIR
Company Unknown







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
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
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
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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