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................................................... ...Sir Winston Churchill
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    550th AB
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    602nd GFAB
    596th AEC
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    512th Sig Co
    334th QM Co
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509th Parachute Infantry Battalion Shoulder Patch
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509th PIB Patch

509th PIB WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Cpl Paul B Huff

Distinguished Service Cross Recipients
Capt Carlos C Alden
Capt Roy E Baze
Capt William P Moir
1/Lt Henry F Rouse
Capt Harry J Stone

Silver Star Recipients
Capt Carlos C Alden
1/Lt Jack Darden
1/Lt Richard Grabow
1/Lt William G Kautz
2/Lt Hoyt R Livingston
1/Lt Justin T McCarthy
1/Lt Charles H McKinney
2/Lt Wayne A McMaster
1/Lt Harry W Pritchett Jr
Capt Herbert Rose
2/Lt Robert L Sammons
1/Lt Kenneth R Shaker
Capt William P Yarborough

The 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion
Roll of Honor - Officers

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Apperson John N Maj Hq Co So France 8/21/44 1Bn XO RHO
Baze Roy E Capt Med So France 8/22/44 DSC USA/OK
Duncan 1/Lt Belgium
Fiander Hubert J 1/Lt Hq Co So France 8/21/44 USA/MA
Frank Lowell W 2/Lt Hq Co Anzio 2/02/44 USA/NY
Grabow Richard 1/Lt Hq Co Italy 1/27/44 SS S-R
Hardy James H Capt Belgium 12/21/44 USA/MS
Howland Charles W Capt Co D Belgium 1/17/45 MIA/BS USA/GA
Kautz William G 1/Lt Hq Co Anzio 1/27/44 SS/PH(OLC) S-R
Kinderknecht Albert L 1/Lt Co A Anzio 2/22/44 USA/KS
Kunkle Dave C 2/Lt Co E No Africa 11/8/42 (503rd) NAF
Kurtz Charles W 1/Lt KODY USA/FL
Lowell Frank W 2/Lt USA/NY
Manley Le Roy C 2/Lt Belgium 2/4/45 DOW H-C
Mc Master Wayne A 2/Lt Hq Co Anzio 2/29/44 SS/DOW USA/OH
Miller Ralph R Jr Capt Co B So France 8/15/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures MIA/BS RHO WOM
Parks Cyrus R 2/Lt Co B Anzio 1/25/44 USA/KY
Pay 2/Lt Co C Anzio 2/22/44
Pierson Val 2/Lt Co B Anzio 1/16/44
Sexton Vernon 1/Lt Co C Anzio 1/30/44 S-R
Smith Lawrence P 1/Lt Anzio 2/29/44 S-R
Webb Lee M 1/Lt Hq Co So France 8/22/44 2680 Mil/Intel RHO
Winship Leslie D Capt Co B Belgium 1/45 USA/OH
Winsko Joseph J 1/Lt Co A Anzio 2/21/44 S-R

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Breuer, William B Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France. Presidio Press, Sept 1987 261 p. ISBN: 0891413073
Broumley, Jim T The Boldest Plan is the Best: The Combat History of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion during WWII. Rocky Marsh Publishing,(Aug 29 2011) 336 p. ISBN: 0983963215
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
Inglesby, Leo C A Corporal Once Xlibris  2/2/2001, 108 p. ISBN: 0738838209
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
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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