13th Airborne Corps

  "Courage is the first of all human qualities because
""""it is the quality that guarantees all the others. "

................................................... ...Sir Winston Churchill
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517th PIR Patch

(above insignia)
517th PIR Patch

517th PIR WW II
Medal of Honor Recipient

Pfc Melvin E Biddle

Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) Recipients
Lt Col William J Boyle
T/Sgt Wilford C Anderson
T/Sgt George W Heckard
S/Sgt Albert P Deshayes
T/5 Sporos Gogos

Silver Star Recipients
Pvt Elmer J Anderson
Cpl Kenneth B Anderson
S/Sgt Robert Boese
Cpl Ray L Boyce
S/Sgt William J Bradley
S/Sgt James B Bryant
T/Sgt R J Castonguay
1/Sgt Victor W Cawthron
S/Sgt John W Chism
Pfc Hector H Colo
Sgt John E Comer
Cpl Jack W Dallas
Pvt Paul R Dominquez
T/5 Ernest Engle
Pvt Leonard M Fancher
S/Sgt Manuel B Fernandez
Sgt Norman S Frey
T/3 Charles P Ginn
Sgt William J Harvey

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Southern France (CMH)

The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge

517th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Roll of Honor A - J

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date   Status Cemetery

Ackerman Lincoln W Pvt Hq 1 Belgium 1/16/45  Photo on Trooper Pictures BS H-C
Allen Alton L Pvt Co D So France 11/4/44 RHO
Anderson Elmer J Pvt Hq Co So France 8/15/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  SS USA/PA
Anderson Kenneth B Cpl Co A Belgium 2/8/45 SS/PH(OLC) H-C
Armbruster Robert B Pfc Co F Belgium 1/3/45 H-C
Arneson George W Pfc Co H Italy USA/IL
Arredonds James M Cpl Co F So France 9/6/44 USA/CA
Attebery Edgar R Jr Sgt Co D So France 9/27/44 RHO
Baggett Al D Pvt Hq 2 So France 9/12/44 RHO
Baldwin William F T/5 Hq 1 So France 8/16/44 USA/TX
Baney James L Pfc Co A Belgium 2/8/45 PH (OLC) MAR
Baraglia Bruno P Pvt Co C Belgium 1/14/45 USA/CT
Barbera Louis J Pvt Co E Belgium USA/NY
Barnes Robert H T/5 Hq 3 Belgium 1/16/45 H-C
Barrett Carl L Pvt Co C Belgium 12/23/44 USA/ID
Barringer Frank Pvt Co C France 4/13/45 KODY* [Repl] RHO
Bearden Arlton E Pfc Co I Italy 6/44 USA/AL
Beaver Homer C T/4 Co D So France 11/4/44 RHO
Bednarz Richard B Pvt So France 9/21/44 RHO
Bell Marvin C Pfc Co G So France 9/9/44 USA/CA
Bender Roger J S/Sgt Co E Belgium USA/IN
Bickford Ralph G Sgt Co A Belgium 2/7/45 BS ARD
Bloom Francis A Pvt Co B Belgium 1/3/45 H-C
Bonk John W Jr Pfc Hq 3 Belgium USA/PA
Bosley William E Pvt Med Italy 6/19/44 FLO
Boyce Ray L Cpl Hq 2 Belgium 2/6/45 SS H-C
Brown Archie E Cpl Hq 2 Belgium USA/WA
Brown Stanley S Sgt Co C Belgium 12/24/44 PH (OLC) H-C
Buk William Pfc Co G So France 9/9/44 RHO
Burnside Don N Pfc Hq 2 So France 9/12/44 USA/UT
Campbell John J Pvt Co H So France 8/18/44 RHO
Caraciolo Albert J Cpl Co C Belgium 1/14/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/PA
Carlson Elmer J Pvt Co G So France 9/20/44 RHO
Castanon Joe Pfc Hq 3 So France 10/24/44 KODY USA/CA
Celli Anthony S Pfc Co I So France 10/14/44 RHO
Chavez Angel V Sgt Co D Belgium USA/CA
Ciner Henry A Pfc Hq Hq So France 8/15/44 RHO
Clark Corwin C Pfc Co H Belgium USA/IA
Clark John W Pvt Hq 2 So France 8/17/44 PH (OLC) RHO
Clow Elmer R Pvt Co A Belgium 12/24/44 DOW H-C
Cole Melvin E Pvt Co A Belgium 1/5/45 USA/PA
Collins Joseph P Pvt Co H Italy 6/19/44 FLO
Colo Hector H Pfc Co G So France 8/22/44 SS USA/CA
Comer John E Sgt Co H Belgium SS USA/NJ
Critchlow Charles A Sgt Co A Belgium 12/26/44 USA/IN
Cross Lynwood W Pvt Hq 1 So France 8/17/44 DOW USA/AL
Dadik Andrew Pvt Co D Belgium 1/3/45 BS H-C
Dallas Jack W Cpl Co A Belgium 2/8/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures SS(OLC) USA/CA
Daniels Harold C Cpl Med Belgium 2/8/45 SS H-C
Delaney William H Sgt Co C Belgium 12/24/44 USA/NY
Delgado Albert A Cpl Co A Belgium USA/CA
Derese Alexander Pvt Co E Belgium USA/PA
Dipko James A S/Sgt Italy 6/24/44 DOW Arlington
Dirkson Vernon D Pvt Co H So France 8/28/44 DOW USA/ND
Diss Edward M Jr Pfc Co C So France 8/3/44 FLO
Dominguez Paul R Pvt Co H Belgium SS USA/TX
Dougherty Clarence Pvt Co B Belgium
Eckart William J Jr Pfc Co I Belgium 12/27/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/NJ
Eckland Robert E Pfc Co E Belgium USA/WI
Ellis James L Pvt Co B Italy 6/21/44 FLO
Ernst Albert J Pvt Co A So France 8/16/44 USA/NY
Estes Jesse E T/4 Co I Belgium 2/7/45 ARD
Fabrick Anthony A Pfc Co D So France 9/6/44 USA/PA
Fancher Leonard M Pvt Co B Belgium 12/24/44 SS USA/KS
Farmer Robert W Sgt Italy 6/24/44 FLO
Fidler Bobby Pvt Hq 1 Belgium 12/23/44  Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW USA/TX
Fisher Daniel A Cpl Hq 1 So France 8/15/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures RHO
Flagle James E Cpl Co D Belgium 1/3/45 H-C
Ford Hubert B Pfc Co C Belgium 1/14/45 H-C
Fouts John Pvt Co D So France 11/4/44 USA/OK
Friebel Walter R Pfc Co H Belgium DOW USA/MI
Frucht William M S/Sgt Co H Belgium USA/NY
Gauer Ferdinand E Pfc Co B Belgium USA/IL
Gaunce John E 1/Sgt Co H So France 8/16/44 RHO
Gogos Spiros T/5 Med Italy USA/CA
Goodrid Gerald C Sgt Co D Belgium 1/3/45 H-C
Goswick Jesse O Pfc Co G So France 8/22/44   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/NY
Gray Doyle E Pvt Co B Belgium USA/CA
Green Elihue Pvt Co G Belgium USA/TN
Gruwell Robert R Pvt Co G So France 8/15/44 BS/MIA BR WOM
Gustafson Bertil Q Pvt Co E Belgium USA/MN
Haight David B Pfc Co B So France 9/27/44 RHO
Hanish Raymond W Pfc Co D Belgium 1/26/45 H-C
Hampton J B Pfc Co G So France 8/22/44 USA/TN
Harp Robert A Pvt Hq 2 Belgium 1/22/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/OK
Hathorne Robert R Pvt Co B So France 8/16/44 BS RHO
Hayes Frank W Cpl Co B Belgium 2/8/45 BS(OLC) MAR
Henderson Lowell Jr Pfc Co C So France 8/17/44 RHO
Henry Edward J Pvt Co F Belgium USA/NJ
Hines David T S/Sgt Co E Belgium 1/21/45 BS(OLC) H-C
Hitchcock Jack L Pvt Co H Belgium USA/IN
Hofsommer Walter M Pvt Co G So France 9/20/44 USA/IA
Hosbach John H Jr Pvt Co C Italy 6/25/44 FLO
Howell Durward E Pvt Co D Belgium USA/IL
Hreben Michael Sr Pfc Co B Belgium DOW USA/PA
Iserman Fred H Pvt Co I Belgium 12/27/44 H-C
Jacobsen Walter E Pvt Co C Belgium 1/16/45 DOW H-C
Jacovini Anthony J S/Sgt Co C So France USA/PA
James Joseph E Pvt Co D Belgium USA/OH
Jamme Richard A Pvt Co A So France 8/31/44 DOW RHO
Jarozy John J Pvt Co F Belgium 1/3/45 H-C
Johansen Lloyd R Pvt Co F Belgium 1/26/45 DOW USA/WA
John Frederick M Pvt Co D So France 8/16/44 EP
Johnson Holger R Pvt Hq 2 Italy 6/23/44 FLO
Johnston Milton W Pvt Co B Belgium 1/3/45 USA/AZ
Jones Clarence B Pfc Co E Belgium 1/4/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  DOW USA/AL
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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
Archer, Clark Paratroopers Odyssey : A History of the 517th Parachute Combat Team. 266p., 1985, ISBN: 0961601507
Astor, Gerald 'Battling Buzzards': The Odyssey of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team 1943-1945. 338p., 7/93, Donald I Fine Pub, ISBN: 0440236932
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
Breuer, William B Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France. Presidio Press, Sept 1987 261 p. ISBN: 0891413073
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
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
Devlin, Gerard S  Paratrooper! St Martin's Press, (P) c1976 ISBN: 0312596529
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
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
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

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