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504th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Pvt John R.Towle

504th PIR WW II
Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) Recipients

Pfc Daniel T DelGrippo
Sgt Shelton W Dustin

Silver Star Recipients
Sgt Ross S Carter
Sgt John C Chamberlin
Pfc Leonard S Chesko
Pfc James R Churchill
Pfc Sterling L Clift
Pfc Frank S Clugston
Cpl Edward P Collins
Pvt William H Consigny
S/Sgt Charlie G Cooper
Pvt Jesse F Cox
Pfc Bert Davis
Pfc Leonard H Dennison
T/5 Jack Desideri
S/Sgt Frank L Dietrich
T/5 Marvin Dixon
Pfc Donald Dukovich

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The 82nd Airborne (CMH) Center for Military History

Sicily (CMH)

Salerno (CMH)

Naples Foggia (CMH)

Anzio (CMH)



The Drop Zone: Letter from Jump School -
Fort Benning, GA

Hitler's Decision to defend Italy (CMH)

Italy Surrenders

Stalemate in Italy

The Drop Zone: Memories of the Italian Campaigns

General Lucas at Anzio (CMH)

The Decision to Launch Operation Market Garden

Personal Rembrance of Crossing the Waal Canal

The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge

The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Roll of Honor  C - D

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Cail William T T/5 Med Anzio 2/5/44 USA/FL
Campbell Dale E Pvt Co I Holland 9/20/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/MN
Cann Charles E
T/5 Co A Anzio 1/30/44 S-R
Carter Bernard E Pfc Co A Italy 9/17/43 USA/PA
Case Norris B Sgt Co D Holland 9/20/44   Photo on Trooper PicturesDOW USA/IN
Cassetti David B
Pvt Co H Holland 9/27/44 BS/PH3(OLC) MAR
Castile Norman L Pvt Co A Germany 4/7/45 USA/OR
Chandler Robert K T/Sgt Serv At Sea 4/9/44 BS/KODY CAM WOM
Chapin Roger E Pvt Co G Belgium 1/8/45 DOW USA/OR
Chapman William E T/4 Hq-Hq Sicily 7/11/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures S-R
Charlesworth Edward K Sgt Co H Sicily 8/10/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures DODY USA/NY
Cheatham Robert R Cpl Hq-Hq Germany 4/8/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW ARD
Chesko Leonard S Pfc Hq 3 Anzio 2/6/44 SS USA/PA
Chlebowski Edward P Pfc Hq-Hq Germany 4/7/45 USA/IN
Christman Russell Pvt Co F Belgium 1/7/45 USA/PA
Clay Lloyd E Pvt Co G Holland 10/11/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW ARD
Clemons Cainie J Pfc Co I Holland 9/20/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/VA
Clevenger Charles A Pfc Hq 2 Sicily 7/11/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/VA
Clift Sterling L Pfc Co A Germany 4/7/45 SS USA/OK
Coccia Anthony Pfc Hq 1 Anzio 1/25/44 USA/PA
Coco Salvatore Pfc Hq-Hq Italy 10/6/43 DODY USA/DC
Coen Edward Pfc Co F Sicily 7/21/43 S-R
Colishion Peter L Pvt Co I Holland 9/20/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  MAR
Collins Arthur E Pvt Hq-Hq Sicily 7/28/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/WA
Collins Dennis Pvt Co I Holland 9/27/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures BS ARD
Collins Edward P Cpl Hq 3 Holland 10/12/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS USA/VA
Colman Robert Pvt Co I Holland 9/27/44 POW
Comstock Ira K Jr Cpl Serv Sicily 7/29/43 S-R
Conklin James C Pfc Hq-Hq Sicily 7/11/43 BS/MIA S-R WOM
Conley Henry F
Pvt Hq 3 Sicily 7/10/43 BS/MIA S-R WOM
Conover Clayton F
T/5 Hq-Hq Sicily 7/11/43 MIA S-R WOM
Cooper Garland E Pfc Co I Holland 9/27/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/VA
Cope Leonard J Pvt Co F Sicily 7/11/43 S-R
Corcoran Eugene J Pvt Co C Holland 10/11/44
Cornelius Marshall Jr Pfc Hq 2 Holland 10/25/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  MAR
Cortez Valentino M Pvt Co I Holland 9/27/44 POW
Couture John F Pvt Hq 3 Holland 11/3/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  CANADA
Covington Madison G Pfc Co I Holland 9/24/44 POW Stalag 7A
Cox William A Pvt Co C Holland 10/7/44 POW
Crabtree Charles W Pvt Co G Anzio 2/4/44 USA/CT
Crane Newton L T/5 Hq 2 Scily 7/11/43 USA/MT
Crete Laureat W T/4 Co A Germany 4/7/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  MAR
Crockett Vernel E Pvt Hq 3 Sicily 7/10/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures  S-R
Cross Walter Cpl Co F Italy 12/14/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/PA
Crusie Richard L Pvt Co C Anzio 2/7/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  DOW USA/OH
Curry Cornelius E Pvt Hq 3 Holland 9/27/44 USA/NY
Curry Louis M Cpl Co D Italy 12/16/43 S-R
Curtis Kenneth R S/Sgt Co B Anzio 1/30/44 USA/CA
Cuzzort Claude B Pvt Co E Italy 12/15/43 USA/TN
Czarzasty Walter J
Pvt Co H Anzio 1/24/44 USA/WA
Daugherty Stanley A Pvt Co C Anzio 3/14/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/NJ
Davis Lorenzo J Pvt Co E Belgium 1/29/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW H-C
Davis Marquis E Pfc Co G Sicily 7/10/43 BS/MIA S-R WOM
Davis Robert H Pvt Co C Belgium 1/7/45 Arlington
DeCamp Clifford E Sgt Co A Belgium 1/1/45 DOW USA/WV
Decker Dale E Sgt Co F Italy 9/17/43 USA/CA
DeDoncker Robert H Pvt Co C Belgium 12/20/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/IL
DeMont Lawrence J
Cpl Co H Holland 9/17/44 POW
DeNard Vincent V Pvt Co H Anzio 2/10/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures BS/MIA S-R WOM
Denton Daniel V Pfc Hq-Hq Sicily 7/11/43 MIA S-R WOM
Desideri Jack O T/5 Co H Anzio 3/7/44 SS/DOW USA/IL
Devine Robert P Pfc Co F Germany 2/2/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  H-C
Devore Russell W Pvt Hq 2 Sicily 7/11/43 USA/MD
Devore Willard A Pvt Co E Belgium 2/2/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  H-C
Dew Robert G Sgt Co I Holland 9/27/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures BS/MIA MAR WOM
DeWitt William A Sgt Co E Italy 12/15/43 USA/IL
Dezutter Albert R Cpl Hq-Hq Anzio 2/13/44
Diaz Wilfido Pvt Co G Anzio 2/7/44 USA/TX
Dick Harold E Cpl Hq 1 Belgium 1/4/45 DOW/PH(OLC) H-C
Dickerson Charles R S/Sgt Co G Holland 9/28/44 POW
Diemert James A Pfc Med Belgium 12/21/44 PH(OLC) H-C
Dietrich Adolph Jr Pvt Med Anzio 2/21/44 S-R
DiRienzo John C Pfc Co D Italy 9/17/43 S-R
Dixon Marvin T/5 Med Germany 2/2/45 SS USA/KY
Dixon Russell K Pvt Hq-Hq Sicily 7/11/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures BS/MIA S-R WOM
Dixon Wilford N T/5 Co H Holland 9/20/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures PH(OLC) MAR
Downs Francis L Pvt Hq 3 Holland 9/20/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  MAR
Doyle Leroy J
Pfc Co C Anzio 2/10/44 DOW S-R
Dreste Herman C Pfc Co G Italy 11/24/43 DODY S-R
Dugan Galen W Pfc Hq-Hq Sicily 7/23/43 USA/IL
Duncan John M Sgt Co F Holland 10/4/44 USA/CA
Dunton Ferris E Pfc Co E Belgium 12/27/44 USA/IN
Duquette Leon Sgt Co C Belgium 12/21/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  DOW USA/NH
Durdin Moses A Sgt Co F Sicily 7/26/43 S-R
Durendo Joseph R Pvt Co G Sicily 7/14/43 USA/PA
Durham John C Pfc Hq 2 Sicily 7/11/43 USA/IA
Dziezgowski Michael

Pvt Co B Holland 9/27/44 POW
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