17th Airborne Division

....."If everyone is thinking alike,
..........then somebody isnt thinking."

....................................... ......General George S. Patton

 
 
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680th GFAB
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Silver Star Recipients
Lt Col Paul F Oswald
Capt John Featherston
Pfc Francis Holbrook
Capt Jacob I Stahl
Pfc Mervin F Troutman
Capt George C Wight






17th Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor Recipients

T/Sgt Clinton M Hedrick
S/Sgt Isadore S Jachman
Pvt George J Peters
Pfc Stuart S Stryker










The 680th Glider Field Artillery Battalion
Trooper Pictures

Lt Col Paul F Oswald - Commanding Officer

Lt Col Paul F Oswald
680th GFAB
Commanding Officer

Capt John H Featherston Jr Battery A Commander - Silver Star Recipient

Capt John H Featherston Jr
680th GFAB A Btry CO
KIA 24 Mar 1945 (SS)

Pvt Irving (Karl) Amundsen (Source: Dominique Potier)

Pvt Irving "Karl" Amundsen
680th GFAB
A Battery


Cpl Frank Cotman

Cpl Frank Cotman
680th GFAB
A Battery

Pfc Harold V Madden (Retired a Colonel)

Pfc Harold V Madden
680th GFAB
A Battery

Pfc Harold V Madden (Source: Henri Rogister)

Pfc James E Taylor
680th GFAB
A Battery


Pfc Clifford Ray Halladay

Pfc Clifford R Halladay
680th GFAB
B Battery

Pfc John D Kaminski

Pfc John D Kaminski
680th GFAB
B Battery

T/Sgt Carl J Rizzo

T/Sgt Carl J Rizzo
680th GFAB
B Battery


Pfc Michael Rock

Pfc Michael Rock
680th GFAB
B Battery

Cpl Robert W Tappe

Cpl Robert W Tappe
680th GFAB B Btry
KIA 24 Mar 1945

T/5 Charles Edward

T/5 Charles E Booth
680th GFAB
Hq Battery


Pvt Harold E Butler

Pvt Harold E Butler
680th GFAB
Hq Battery

1/Sgt Romeo J Caschera (Source: Laura Jean Caschera)

1/Sgt Romeo J Caschera
680th GFAB
Hq Battery

Cpl Harold B Greenwald

Cpl Harold B Greenwald
680th GFAB
Hq Battery


T/Sgt John F Horn

T/Sgt John F Horn
680th GFAB
Hq Battery

Sgt Charles R Stinchcomb

Sgt Charles R Stinchcomb
680th GFAB
Hq & Srvc Battery





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
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
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
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
Masters, Charles J.  Glidermen of Neptune: The American D-Day Glider Attack  Southern Illinois Univ Press, ISBN:0809320088
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
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
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Tucker, William H.  "Rendez-vous at Rochelinval" Battle of the Bulge  International Airborne Books,Harwichport, MS, ISBN:0-9647683-2-1
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
Wilson, Robert L. & Phillip K. A Paratrooper's Panoramic View: Training with the 464th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion for Operation Varsity. pps, 244, 11/30/2005, Authorhouse ISBN: 1420854291


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