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509th PIB Patch

509th PIB WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Cpl Paul B Huff

Silver Star Recipients
1/Sgt William H King
Pvt Henry D Klisiewicz
Sgt Robert E League
Cpl Joseph W Lee
Pvt Joseph T Martin
S/Sgt Wilbur D Martin
Pvt Don L Maxson
Sgt Walter L McCook
T/5 Victor A Osburn
Cpl Milo P Peck
Pvt Hyman M Perlo
T/5 Alfred C Petzold
Sgt Frank Pfluger
T/Sgt Walter C Pope
Sgt John E Pumphrey
Cpl Travis J Russell
Pfc Charles W Robert
Cpl Travis J Russell
Pvt Wilson Simons
T/4 James F Singleton
Cpl Frank M Speer
Sgt Gerald K Tilney
Pvt Alvin L Trumbull
T/Sgt John S Webster
T/4 Paul V Wilson
Sgt Dillard T Winkler


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The 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion
Roll of Honor K - Z

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Kalinoski Richard C Pvt Anzio 2/29/44 S-R
Kalinowski Edward Pvt Belgium 1/20/45 H-C
Kaplar Joseph J Pfc Co B So France 8/25/44
Kelly Charles D Pfc
Kennedy Harold M Jr Pfc Anzio 2/4/44 DOW USA/NY
Knapp Burl J Cpl Co B So France 8/25/44 PH (OLC) RHO
Knibbs Robert L Pvt Co E No Afr 6/6/43 KODY NAF
Knopp James R Cpl Belgium 1/20/45 PH (OLC) H-C
Kobel Harold L Pvt So France DOW USA/MI
Korejtko Elmer G Pvt Co B Anzio 2/16/44 S-R
Kubic Joseph Pfc Italy 6/19/44 KODY S-R
La Forge Richard Sgt Co D Italy 11/10/43 S-R
Lauer Leroy A Pvt Co D Italy 9/16/43 USA/MD
League Robert E Sgt Co E Italy 2/12/43 SS NAF
LeCompt Lehman Jr S/Sgt Co D Italy 11/11/43 USA/AL
Lee Charles L Pvt Anzio 2/29/44 FLO
Lijewski Andrew F Jr Pfc Co C Belgium 1/21/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  H-C
Lindsey Lewis N Pvt So France USA/TN
Logan Walter Pvt Anzio 3/1/44 S-R
Lowhorn James C Pfc USA/TN
Luksis Albert V Pfc Co A So France 9/10/44 PH (OLC) RHO
Lundquist Arthur E Pfc Co B So France 8/25/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/NY
Lynch George R Pfc Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Macay Earl R Pvt DOW USA/IN
Mackall John T Pvt Co E No Africa 11/12/42 DOW/(503rd) USA/OH
Manchrzek Chester Cpl Co E Italy 11/11/43
Mancini Orlando A Pvt Anzio 3/16/44 S-R
Mariott Jack B Pvt 3/7/45 MIA/BS LOR WOM
Martin James M Cpl Co A Anzio 2/29/44 DOW USA/NY
Martin Wilbur D S/Sgt Co E So France 8/17/44 MIA/SS S-R   WOM
Mastrosimone Thomas Pvt Co A Anzio 3/14/44 S-R
Mayle Robert L Pfc Co D Italy 11/25/43   Photo on Trooper Pictures S-R
Mc Clure James M Cpl Co D Italy 11/25/43 USA/MO
Mc Gee Warren Pfc Italy 11/24/43 USA/PA
Mc Grath James E Pfc Hq Co Italy 9/15/43 S-R
Mc Kinnon Jack R Pvt USA/MI
Metzger Harold D Cpl So France 8/19/44 RHO
Miller Edward R Sgt Italy 9/14/43 S-R
Millican Johnie W Pvt Co B Anzio 1/25/44 USA/AL
Mitchell Marshall E Pvt Co E Anzio DOW USA/WV
Moffo Joseph S Pvt Anzio 4/12/44 SS/PH2(OLC) S-R   WOM
Moore Stanley W Pvt So France 8/44 USA/OK
Morgan Gaines L Pvt Belgium 12/29/44 H-C
Mrvosh Peter Pvt Co F Anzio USA/PA
Nachefski Philip K Pvt Co B Belgium 1/20/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  H-C
O'Brien Joseph J Pvt Hq Co Italy 9/15/43
O'Connell Patrick R Pvt Co B Anzio 2/17/44
Ommen Henry W Pfc Belgium 1/45 USA/IA
Osburn Victor A T/5 Hq Co So France 8/21/44 SS/PH2(OLC) USA/WV
Palaha Stanley E Pfc Co E Italy 11/10/43 S-R
Parker William R Pvt
Patrick Justus F Pvt Co B Belgium
Pennebaker Thomas W Pvt Co B So France 8/15/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures MIA/BS RHO WOM
Pettijohn Cyrus A Pvt USA/VA
Petzold Alfred C T/5 Co F Italy 11/10/43 SS S-R
Pipino Alfred Jr Pvt Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Polson Lee W T/5 Hq Co So France 8/23/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures Medic USA/SC
Potter Leon V Pfc Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Powell Billy D Pfc Co B Anzio 2/17/44 USA/OK
Puckett Elihu Cpl Italy 12/2/43 USA/KY
Pyles James M Pvt USA/OH
Redd Randolph S Pvt Co C Belgium 12/23/44 USA/AL
Reid George W T/5 Co B So France 8/15/44 MIA/BS RHO WOM
Relling Egil A Pvt USA/PA
Rich Rudolph C Pfc Anzio 2/23/44 S-R
Roediger John E Jr Pvt Co B Belgium 12/30/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures PH(OLC) H-C
Rogge William A Pfc Co A So France 8/23/44 USA/WI
Romero Frank Pvt Italy 9/15/43
Ruder George F Jr Pfc Co B Belgium 1/20/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  H-C
Russell Travis J Cpl Belgium 12/24/44 SS H-C
Sexton Rex D Pfc Co F So France 8/19/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures S-R
Shaposka Steve Pfc Belgium 1/20/45 H-C
Shrewberry Varna C S/Sgt Co D Anzio 3/13/44 USA/WV
Silva Jesse A S/Sgt Anzio 2/2/44 USA/MA
Simons William E Pvt Italy 11/15/43 DOW S-R
Simmons William H Pvt Hq Co Italy 11/11/43 DOW
Sinjem Russell A Pvt Belgium 1/22/45 DOW USA/WI
Slavin Jeff Jr Pvt Anzio 1/27/44 S-R
Smith James F Pfc Belgium 1/31/45 DOW USA/IL
Sprenkle Wilbert E Cpl Co E NAF 11/8/42 USA/PA
Stambaugh Leo E S/Sgt Co A Anzio 2/27/44 USA/WY
Stanuikynas Casimir A Pvt Avellino 9/13/43 POW USA/PA
Stapleton Edwin M Cpl Anzio 2/29/44 S-R
Stevens Gilbert M Pfc KODY USA/NC
Stilley Harvey T Pfc
Sutherland William A Sgt Co B So France 8/15/44 BS/PH2(OLC) RHO WOM
Sweetitz Frank J Pvt Hq Co So France 8/21/44 RHO
Thompson Robert D Pvt Italy 12/9/43 POW S-R
Tilney Gerald K Sgt Co C So France 8/25/44 SS USA/IN
Vallachi Phillip Pvt
Van Ess John M Jr Pfc Belgium 12/31/44 H-C
Walker John K Pvt
Way Pete Pfc Co A Anzio 2/19/44 USA/SC
Webre Percy J Pvt Co A Belgium 12/31/44 DOW H-C
White James E Pvt Co A So France 8/23/44 RHO
Wilburn Henry G Pfc Anzio 3/16/44 DOW S-R
Wilson Sgt
Winslow John R Pvt Anzio 11/4/42 (503rd) CAM
Withem William F S/Sgt Co C Belgium 12/28/44 PH(3OLC) H-C
Wojcik Edward F T/4 Belgium 1/30/45 USA/IL
Worthington George A Cpl Anzio 1/30/44 S-R
Wutzke Kenneth R Pvt Co C Anzio 2/22/44 S-R
Young John P Cpl Belgium   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/TX
Yurchak Andre N Sgt USA/OH
Zadell Alvin Pfc KODY USA/OH
Zadlo Joseph L Pfc Co C So France 8/25/44 RHO
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