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505th Regimental Combat Team during WW II

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The 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Service Company & Regimental Headquarters - Trooper Pictures

Service Company
WO Edmund Becker Service/Hq1 Company

WO Edmund Becker
505th PIR
Service Company

Pfc Gaetano J Canelli (source:B Jeffries)

Pfc Gaetano J Canelli
505th PIR Svc Co
KIA 01 May 1945

Pvt Roland L Davison (source:B Jeffries)

Pvt Roland L Davison
505th PIR Svc Co
KIA 30 Sept 1944

Pfc Bradley William Hinchliff  (Source: daughter Diane)

Pfc Bradley W Hinchliff
505th PIR
Service Company

Pfc Forrest G Mummey -

Pfc Forrest G Mummey
505th PIR
Service Company

Sgt Herman F Nichols -

Sgt Herman F Nichols
505th PIR
Service Company

Pfc James Works-  (Source: James Sherron)

Pfc James Works
505th PIR
Service Company

Cpl Dale A Yeazel - Service Company

Cpl Dale A Yeazel
505th PIR Svc Co
DOW 22 June 44

Regimental Headquarters (RHQ)
Pfc Thomas D Adams (source:B Jeffries)

Pfc Thomas D Adams
505th PIR Hq Hq
KIA 11 July 1943

Pvt Oscar F Ahlmann

Pvt Oscar F Ahlmann
505th PIR

Pvt Serge L Capderoque (source:B Jeffries)

Pvt Serge L Capderoque
505th PIR Hq Hq
KIA 03 Nov 1944 (SS/BS)

Sgt Raymond W Cridland

Sgt Raymond W Cridland
505th PIR

Pfc Robert H Dumke - HHC (Courtesy of his daughter Katie Troccoli)

Pfc Robert H Dumke
505th PIR

Sgt Louis H Edison

Sgt Louis H Edison
505th PIR

Pvt Travis L Goldman

Pvt Travis L Goldman
505th PIR

S/Sgt James A Gorman

S/Sgt James A Gorman
505th PIR

Pfc Lawrence F James - Pathfinder

Pfc Lawrence F James
505th PIR Hq Hq

Cpl Carl Joseph - RHQ - BS (OLC)

Cpl Carl Joseph
505th PIR Hq Hq
KIA 6 June 44

Cpl Charles J Kaiser

Cpl Charles J Kaiser
505th PIR

Pvt Stephen C Mason - RHQ - (SS)

Pvt Stephen C Mason
505th PIR Hq Hq
KIA 4 Nov 44 (SS)

Pfc Clarence L Ollom - 4 combat jumps

Pfc Clarence L Ollom
505th PIR

Sgt Percy L Neil Jr

Sgt Percy L O'Neil Jr
505th PIR

Sgt Donald L Shaffer

Sgt Donald L Shaffer
505th PIR

S/Sgt Bernard J Szmania (Courtesy: Thomas Kibler)

S/Sgt Bernard J Szmania
505th PIR

CLICK on Picture for the caption of the picture of Colonel Gavin (Courtesy: Les Cruise)

Col James M Gavin
505th PIR
Regiment CO 1942-1943

Col. William E Ekman

Col William E Ekman
505th PIR
Regimental Commander

Lt Col James L Kaiser

Lt Col James L Kaiser
505th PIR (DSC)
Executive Officer

Major Talton W Long

Major Talton W Long
505th PIR
Executive Officer (SS)

Regimental Medical Detachment (RMD)
Capt George B Wood - Chaplain

Capt George B Wood
505th PIR

Capt William J Reid - Chaplain

Capt William J Reid
505th PIR

Major Daniel B McIlvoy Jr - Regimental Surgeon

Major Daniel B McIlvoy Jr
505th PIR
Regimental Surgeon

Capt Robert Franco - Regimental Asst Surgeon - Silver Star & Soldier Medal Recipient - PH (OLC)

Capt Robert Franco
505th PIR
Reg Asst Surgeon (SS)

Capt Donat L Savoie - Regimental Dentist

Capt Donat L Savoie
505th PIR
Regimental Dentist

Capt Alexander P Seur - Dentist

Capt Alexander P Seur
505th PIR Dentist
DOW 1 Feb 1945 (SS)

Capt Lee F Sarbourough

Capt Lee F Scarborough
505th PIR

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

T/4 Leslie I Meade
551/505th PIR

T/Sgt James V Verti

T/Sgt James V Verti
505th PIR

Other - (Company Unknown)
SSgt Jesse C Garcia

S/Sgt Jesse C Garcia
505th PIR
Company Unknown

Pfc Dean W Hurst

Pfc Dean W Hurst
505th PIR
Company Unknown

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
Black, Wallace B.& Blashfield, Jean F. Battle of the Bulge (World War II 50th Anniversary Series). Crestwood House, 48 pp May,1993 ISBN: 0896865681
Blair, Jr, Clay Ridgeway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in WW II. New York: Doubleday, 1985 588 p. ISBN: 0385278888
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Drop Zone Sicily: Allied Airborne Strike,July 1943. Novato, CA: Presidio, c1983. 212 p. ISBN: 089 141 1968
Crutchfield, Winston S  Pathfinder: A conversation with Buck Hilton and other historical documents about Native American veterans  CreateSpace, 180 pp, Aug 2009 ISBN: 1448679559
D'Este, Carlo  Decision in Normandy William S Konnecky Assc(P), 560 p. ISBN: 1568522606
D'Este, Carlo  Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life 880 pp Owl Books (May, 2003) ISBN: 0805056874
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
D'Este, Carlo & John S.D.Eisenhower  World War II in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945 (Major Battles & Campaigns) 272 pp Algonquin Books (July, 1990) ISBN: 0945575041
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  The Way We Were: "Doc" Daniel B. McIlvoy: Regimental Surgeon, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  August 20, 2004, D-Day Pub, 167 p. ISBN: 2960017668
De Trez, Michel  Colonel Bob Piper: G Company 505 PIR (WW II American Paratroopers Portrait Series)  March, 2003, D-Day Pub, 48 p. ISBN: 2960017641
De Trez, Michel  Orange is the Color of the Day: Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Holland April, 2004, D-Day Pub, 506 p. ISBN: 2960017633
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
Falerios, Kenton J.  Give Me Something I Can't Do: The History of the 82nd Military Police Company, WW 1 to Iraq Nov 2007, Authorhouse, 192 p ISBN: 1434337197
Gabel, Kurt The Making of a Paratrooper: Airborne Training and Combat in World War II Univ Press of Kansas (Jan 1990), 282 p. ISBN: 070060409X
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
Giard, Régis & Frédéric Blais Helmets of the ETO: A Historical & Technical Guide Histoire & Collections (Jan 2008), 216 p. ISBN: 2352500621
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
McCann, John Passing Through: The 82nd Airborne Division in Northern Ireland 1943-1944 Gardner Books, (May, 2005), 128 p. ISBN: 1904242413
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
Murphy, Robert M  No Better Place To Die Critical Hit,Inc, March 1,2000. 128 p. ISBN: 1929307004
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
Nordyke , Phil The All Americans in World War II: A Photographic History of the 82nd Airborne Division at War Zenith Press, May 2006. 192 pgs ISBN: 0760326177
Nordyke , Phil Four Stars of Valor: The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II Zenith Press, November 2006. 480 pgs ISBN: 0760326649
Ospital, John  We Wore Jump Boots and Baggy Pants Willow House, 1977. 118 p. ISBN: 0912450150
Ruggero, Ed  Combat Jump: The Young Men who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July, 1943  HarperCollins, 10/21/2003. 388 p. ISBN: 0060088753
Ruggero, Ed  The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day  HarperCollins, 6/13/2006. 368 p. ISBN: 0060731281
Ryan, Cornelius The Longest Day  Touchstone Books (P), 350 p. ISBN: 0671890913
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
Tucker, William H.  Parachute Soldier: From the Diary of William H. Tucker, 1942-1945  ISBN:1884540015
Tucker, William H.  "Rendez-vous at Rochelinval" Battle of the Bulge  International Airborne Books,Harwichport, MA, ISBN:0-9647683-2-1
Turnbull, Peter I Maintain The Right: The 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion in WW II Authorhouse, Oct 31,2005. 204 p. ISBN: 1420871447
Turnbull, Peter The Last Full Measure of Devotion: Roll of Honour for the 307th Abn Engr Bn WWII Independent, Jan 13, 2021. 255 p. ISBN-13: 979-8581529140
Vento, Carol  Schultz The Hidden Legacy of WW II: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery Sunbury Press (Nov 2011), ISBN: 1934597813
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
Wurst, Spencer & Gayle Descending From the Clouds: A Memoir of Combat in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment: 82nd Airborne Division Casemate (Oct 2004), 256 p. ISBN: 1932033319
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302

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