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Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) Recipients
S/Sgt J G Eisensohn Jr
1/Lt Richard W Durkee
Cpl Robert H Hill
Pfc Brian C Hubble
Pfc Milo C Huempfner






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Silver Star Recipients
Pvt James T Cleary
1/Lt Richard W Durkee
S/Sgt J G Eisensohn Jr
Pfc Frank Gould
Col Rupert D Graves
2/Lt Richard R Hallock
1/Lt Keith R Harsh
Maj William N Holm
S/Sgt Irving M Jacobs
Cpl Robert E Kabat
Sgt Mearlen G La Mar
S/Sgt Raymond E Little
Capt A A McPheeters Jr
T/5 Wesley A Richard
Sgt Blas T Valdon
S/Sgt E W Van Horssen






























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551st Parachute Infantry Battalion
Trooper Pictures

SSgt Wilbur M Banks (Source: Thomas Kibler)

S/Sgt Wilbur M Banks
551st PIB Co A
DOW 7 Jan 45

Pvt Pasquale J Casanova  (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pvt Pasquale J Casanova
551st PIB
Company A

Sgt Marcel Charette (Source: B Jeffries)

Sgt Marcel Charette
551st PIB Co A
Bronze Star


Pvt Joseph M Cicchinelli

Pvt Joseph M Cicchinelli
551st PIB Co A
POW

Cpl John I Collins (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Cpl John I Collins
551st PIB Co A
KIA 3 Jan 45

Pfc Archie P Coward (Source: Pat Avinger)

Pfc Archie P Coward
551st PIB
Company A


S/Sgt Douglas C Dillard

S/Sgt Douglas C Dillard
551st PIB
Company A

Pvt Robert Foss

Pvt Robert Foss
551st PIB/508 PIR
Company A

Pfc Ladd M Gibson died with 137th Infantry Regiment/ 35th Infantry Division Co B

Pfc Ladd M Gibson
551st PIB Co A
KIA 21 Dec 1944


Cpl Robert H Hill - DSC Recipient (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Cpl Robert H Hill
551st PIB Co A
KIA 7 Jan 45 (DSC)

Cpl Richard O Keyser (Source: Richard P Keyser)

Cpl Richard O Keyser
551st PIB
Company A

Pvt John F Mc Atee - 551stPIB Co A

Pvt John F Mc Atee
551st PIB Co A
KIA 7 Jan 45


Pfc Charles W Miller - 551st Company A

Pfc Charles W Miller
551st PIB
Company A

Pfc Roger W Moore - 551stPIB Co A

Pfc Roger W Moore
551st PIB Co A
KIA 3 Jan 45

Pvt Robert R Mowery - 551stPIB Co A (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pvt Robert R Mowery
551st PIB Co A
KIA 7 Jan 45


Pfc Albert Anthony Pate - 551A/508F

Pfc Albert A Pate
551st PIB
Company A

T/5 Jack F Rolland - Transferred to 508th PIR Company E (Courtesy: Dominique Portier

T/5 Jack F Rolland
508/551st PIB Co A
KIA 9 Feb 1945

Sgt Lawrence C Stankus

Sgt Lawrence C Stankus
551st PIB Co A
KODY 31 July 44


Pfc Cloy L wilson - 551stPIB Co A (Courtesy: Jaap Vermeer)

Pfc Cloy L Wilson
551st PIB Co A
KIA 3 Jan 45


1/Lt Lester E Kurtz

1/Lt Lester E Kurtz
551st PIB Co B
KIA 27 Dec 44

Pfc Richard J Fields (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pfc Richard J Fields
551st PIB
Company B

T/5 John Daniel Morgan (Courtesy: Bill L Morgan)

T/5 John D Morgan
551st PIB
Company B


Pvt Robert W Pierpont (Courtesy: John B. Yetter)

Pvt Robert W Pierpont
551st PIB
Company B

Pvt Raymond Merrill Rueger Sr (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Pvt Raymond M Rueger Sr
551st PIB
Company B

Sgt Ernest Scango 551B/504D (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Sgt Ernest Scango
551st PIB
Company B


S/Sgt William W Toth 551B/505 (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

S/Sgt William W Toth
551st PIB
Company B

T/4 Leslie I Meade also551 PIB (Source: B Jeffries)

T/4 Leslie I Meade
551/505th PIR
Medic


S/Sgt James Morton Davis - 551st PIB/82nd Airborne

S/Sgt James Morton Davis
551st PIB
Company C

Pfc Sheley C Ferguson (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Pfc Sheley C Ferguson
551st PIB Co C
KODY 16 Feb 1944

Pfc Joseph Viserta - 551st PIB (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Pfc Joseph Viserta
551st PIB
Company C


Pvt William E Whalen - 551stPIB Co C (Courtesy: Herb Cox)

Pvt William E Whalen
551st PIB Co C
KIA 3 Jan 45

1/Lt Richard Hallock - 504 PIR Co A 3rd Platoon & 551st PIB Company C(Courtesy: Frank Van Lunteren)

1/Lt Richard Hallock
551st PIB
Company C

Captain William Smith - 517th PIR Co F Commander and 501st PIR (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Captain William Smith
551st PIB/517th PIR
Company C


1/Lt Donald A Booth - 551st PIB Co Hq (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

1/Lt Donald A Booth
551st PIB Co Hq
KIA 7 Jan 45

Pvt Buford R Campbell - 551st PIB Co Hq (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

"Pvt Buford R Campbell
551st PIB Co Hq
KIA 3 Jan 45

Cpl John M Clark

Cpl John M Clark
551st PIB
Company Hq


Pvt James T Cleary - Silver Star Recipient (Courtesy: Gordon Stewart: WW II Airborne Demonstration Team)

Pvt James T Cleary
551st PIB Co Hq
KIA 7 Jan 45 (SS)

Pfc Lorenzo J Davis transferred from 551 Hq (Source: B Jeffries)

Pfc Lorenzo J Davis
504th/551 Co Hq
DOW 29 Jan 1945

Sgt William Dean - 551stPIB Co Hq (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

Sgt William Dean
551st PIB
Company Hq


1/Lt Joseph A Farren

1/Lt Joseph A Farren
551st PIB Co Hq
KIA 7 Jan 45

Pfc Ries Vernon - 551stPIB Co Hq (Courtesy: Dominique Potier)

Pfc Ries Vernon
551st PIB
Company Hq

Pfc Trynca C Ward - Transferred to 505th PIR Company C

Pfc Trynca C Ward
505/551st PIB Co Hq
KIA 30 Apr 1945


Pvt John L Wood - 551st PIB Co Hq (Courtesy: B Jeffries)

"Pvt John L Wood
551st PIB Co Hq
Mortar Pltn

Captain Edward W Hartman

Capt Edward W Hartman
551st PIB Co Hq
S-2

Lt Col Wood G Joerg Silver Star Recipient

Lt Col Wood G Joerg
551st PIB CO
KIA 7 Jan 45 (SS)


Pfc Milo C Huempfner

Pfc Milo C Huempfner
551st PIB Serv Co
DSC

T/5 John F Hoffman -drown while on a jump exercise at Ft McCall NC with 7 other troopers

T/5 John F Hoffman
551st PIB Serv Co
KODY 16 Feb 1944





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
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  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  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
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
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Hicks, Anne The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick Schiffer Pub Ltd, 320pp, ISBN: 0764324306
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
Morgan, John Daniel The Left Corner of My Heart : The Saga of the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion Alder Enterprise, 1984. 548 p.
Orafalea, Gregory  Messengers of the Lost Battalion : The Heroic 551st and the Turning of the Tide at the Battle of the Bulge Free Press, March 14,1997. 432 p. ISBN: 068 482 804 9
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
van Lunteren, Frank Blocking Kampfgruppe Peiper: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge Casemate, Sept 19,2015. 368 p. ISBN: 1612003133
van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
van Lunteren, Frank Spearhead of the Fifth Army: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy from the Winter Line To Anzio Casemate, Sept 16,2016. 320 p. ISBN: 161200427X
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
Yardley, Doyle R  Home Was Never Like This. Yardley Enterprises, Aug, 2002, 312 p. ISBN:0971743908


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