WWII ~ Currahee !

‘Dog’ Company 506th PIR Database

The following list of names is very much a work in progress, if you can add any details or notice errors or spelling issues please contact me at localmilhistory@aol.com. The ranks listed are mostly later ranks achieved after Normandy and not in some cases the ranks held in June 1944. I have used all primary written sources that I currently have to build this data-base. I would like to thank the WWII D/506 veterans that have helped me with this list, the families of the veterans and lastly Joe Muccia and Kent Gunther for their dedicated help.  I have further information including serial numbers and place of enlistment, and some personal information on a number of the men listed, but don’t want to incur any data protection issues. This list is intended to assist families in remembering these men of ‘Dog’ Company, 506th PIR as a Roll of Honour. Thank You – Rodge Dowson
Surname
Forenames
Nickname
Rank
Platoon
Squad
Normandy Stick
A/C Serial No D-Day
Notes
Event
Died
Anderson
John L.
 
SGT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anness
Frank D.
 
S/SGT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
Supply Sergeant
 
 3/3/2015
Austill
Ulysses E.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
Also served HQ Company
KIA Belgium
24/12/44
Austin
Roy H.
 
S/SGT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
Awarded Silver Star
KIA Noville
15/01/45
Bair
George L.
 
PFC.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
Also listed as BLAIR
 
15/01/2012
Baranowski
Peter
“The Mad Russian”
LT.
 
 
 
 
Also served 2nd Bn. H.Q. (communications)
 
 
Barendse
Robert M.
 
LT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Batchelder
William C.
 
SGT.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
Wounded Foy
 
Battle
Roy A.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
Wounded Bastogne
 
Berhow
Stanley C.
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Blankenship
Robert R.
“Blanky”
PFC.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
KIA Rachamps, Belgium
16/01/45
Blake
Ernest P.
 
S/SGT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bone
William J.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also served 3rd Bn. 506 H.Q.
 
 
Branch
Burton W. Jnr.
 
PVT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Brannan
William C.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
Communications
 
00/00/80
Bridgens
Gerald N.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadway
Ealsby E.
 
S/SGT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brock
Nigel
 
S/SGT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brown
Morris P.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Browning
James C.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
Wounded Bastogne
 
Bruhn
Robert C.
 
TECH/5
 
 
 
 
Communications
Wounded Bastogne
 
Bruner
Leroy V. Jnr.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brussat
Robert C.
 
CAPT.
 
 
 
 
 
Wounded Bastogne
22/03/02
Burkheimer
Walton P.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
Also served Service & HQ Companies
 
 
Burrnett
Tony A.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caprinski
C.J.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caracea
James W.
 
SGT.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
00/00/91
Carden
James W.
 
SGT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carr
Charles R.
“Kitty”
PVT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Carrington
Virgil
 
CPL.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carter
Donald W.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
Pathfinder, also served B Company, 506th
KIA
07/06/44
Carter
Garland D.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caster
Kenneth
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chapman
William S.
 
TECH/5
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
Communications
Also Initials given as L.B.
 
Churinski
Victor C.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
NON BATTLEFIELD CASUALTY
01/12/45
Coats
Ormand Keith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cochran
Benjamin F.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cole
Aaron L.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Conley
Charles A.
 
S/SGT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connelly
Joseph W.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
 
00/00/87
Cook
James P.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
Not listed on D/506 roster for D-Day
KIA Normandy
10/06/44
Cook
Franklin F. Jnr.
 
CPL.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Cook
Pierce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corbin
Julius
 
1st /SGT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Corrington
Floyd J.
 
SGT.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
KIA Normandy
06/06/44
Covington
James
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cox
Ralph Leroy
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crawford
Morris D.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cronin
James M.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cronin
Raymond E.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
KIA Belgium
20/12/44
Dambach
John R.
 
TECH/5
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
De Long
Joseph H.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
De Ramus
Gordon
 
LT.
 
 
 
 
Pathfinder
 
 
De Rosa
John
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delph
Sidney F.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Dewey
Kenneth L.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
Wounded Bastogne
 
Di’Marzio
Arthur
“Jumbo” “Arthur the Actor”
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
10/11/00
Dielsi
John H.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
Wounded Carentan, Normandy
 
Dolan
George
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dominquez
Joseph P.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
Cook also served with 2nd Bn. H.Q.
 
00/00/97
Dominy
H.E.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
 
 
Draus
Frank
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dufresne
Louis V.
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
Also served with Service Company, 506 PIR
 
28/08/00
Evans
Richard L. Jnr.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
Wounded Bastogne
 
Feldman
Nicholas R.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Fenton
Lyle C.
 
LT.
 
 
 
 
 
DOW Belgium
18/01/45
Fenton
Leonard Q.
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
Wounded Eindhoven, Holland
 
Fenton
R.R.
 
LT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fleming
Francis
“Spider”
LT.
 
 
 
 
 
Battlefield Commission, Wounded Bastogne
 
Fletterer
William
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ford
George L.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fritz
Ralph H.
 
CPL.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
 
 
KIA Holland
19/09/44
Fruge
Charles C.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
KIA Normandy
06/06/44
Gage
Robert E.
 
1st LT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
Wounded Bastogne
 
Galu
Joseph F.
 
TECH/4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gammell
Roy Cecil
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00/00/2000
Garcia
Frank
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garrett
Robert L.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
Wounded Bastogne
 
Gasbos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gentry
Joe
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
Wounded Bastogne
 
George
John C.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
Wounded Bastogne
 
Gergen
Theron V.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gershey
Stephen F.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glasson
Donald H.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gleason
Richard W.
 
CPL.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
Wounded Bastogne
26/04/00
Gnazzo
A.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
 
Godfrey
Sidney E.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gomez
Pedro Vega
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
09/06/09
Goodson
Frank J.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
KIA Belgium
02/01/45
Gos
Francis E.
 
TECH/5
 
 
 
 
 
KIA Belgium
17/02/45
Graham
James F.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
 
 
Graham
Jeffrey F.
 
CPL.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Granados
Johnny D.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
 
Grassa
Thomas
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gray
William A.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grear
Robert H.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Green
Lloyd G.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grier
Merrol M.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Griese
Norman J.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
KIA Belgium
16/01/45
Griffith
Bruce
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grizzard
Clifford B.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groom
Merlin S.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross
Jerre S.
 
CAPT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
C/O of Dog Company, 506th
KIA Normandy
08/06/44
Grover
Sheldon
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groves
Eric Thomas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00/00/74
Guarino
Edwin
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guckenberger
George A.
“Gooky”
PFC.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
KIA Belgium
14/01/45
Guitreau
Walter
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gunther
Walter J. Jnr.
 
1st/LT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
X/O on Normandy Drop
KIA Normandy
06/06/44
Guyott
Arnold J.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hackett
Franklin P.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hackman
Don G.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross
KIA Bastogne
20/12/44
Hall
Frederick G.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hall
William W.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hancock
Sam W.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Haygood
Wesley L.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Head
Hilton U.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
 
 
Hennes
Frank J.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hickman
Chester L.R.
 
SGT.
 
 
 
 
 
KIA Belgium
02/01/45
Hill
Leon A.
 
SGT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
 
 
Hill
W.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Hurrel
James F.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jackson
John Taylor
 
PFC.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
10/03/93
Jackson
L.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Jenkinson
Jean W.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jones
Ralph R.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joyce
Louis W.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justice
John E.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
KIA Normandy
00/06/44
Kabbel
?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kapopoulos
Steve
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
00/00/04
Kelly
John W.
 
1st LT.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Kern
Cecil S.
 
TECH/5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keter
John J.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
Awarded Silver Star
KIA Normandy
08/06/44
King
Donald T.
 
TECH/5
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Kliever
John
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
 
 
Kovac
F. J.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
 
 
Kowalski
Theodore C.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
 
Lamagdoleine
Leslie L.
 “Lester”
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lefebvre
Hector A.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
KIA Normandy
06/06/44
LeMasters
Stanley L.
 
PVT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Lewis
James
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Linacre
Frederick
 
 
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
 
 
Lindsay
Thoas
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lingere
Frederick
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lipinski
Walter L.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
Awarded Silver Star
Wounded Normandy & Bastogne
 
Litton
Walter V.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Long
E.
 
S/SGT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Loutensack
Fred R.
 
PFC.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Lowry
Elton E.
 
2nd LT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luna
Victor V.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Lundy
Robert L.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
Wounded Normandy
 
Macauley
Walter S. Jnr.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
KIA Normandy
08/06/44
Maffed
William B.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Magott
D.E.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Mancuso
Joseph A.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Manry
Thomas W.
 
SGT.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
KIA Belgium
00/12/44
Marasco
Charles
 
TECH/5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marten
Edward G.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Martinez
Pablo Z.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Massey
Laymon H. Jnr.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
KIA Normandy
00/06/44
Materewicz
Frank R.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
KIA Normandy
00/06/44
Mattz
Jack E.
 
CPL.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
KIA Holland
23/09/44
McGill
Earl E.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
McKeithan
Robert L.
“Whitey”
PVT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
18/11/00
McMillan
Joe F.
 
1st LT.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
Promoted to C/O on 08/06/44 after Capt. Gross and the X/O Lt. Gunther had both been KIA
 
Meehan
Henry M. Jnr.
 
PFC.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
 
 
Meimos
Charles R.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merrill
Clarence W.
 “Bucky”
TECH/5
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Merritt
Sherman W.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
 
 
Mershon
George L.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
KIA Holland
27/10/44
Metter
W.R.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
 
Michaelis
Rolf
 
2nd LT.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
 
 
Miller
Jack E.
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
13/08/06
Miniscalo
Frank J.
 
CPL.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
 
 
Mitchell
Edward J.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Modracek
Robert J
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
KIA Holland
18/09/44
Moellenkamp
Richard David
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
Did not make Normandy jump due to broken leg from practice jump, one of many injured on this..
 
03/02/03
Moninger
Theodore E.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Montoya
Louis
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moorhatch
Murray F.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27/02/10
Moran
Thomas N.
 
CPL.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
00/00/79
Murray
Gilbert J.
 
SGT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Neoki
Joseph
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Niesner
Benjamin E.
 
CPL.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
 
 
Noble
Robert R.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
KIA Normandy
08/06/44
Norton
Shelby C.
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
KIA Belgium
16/01/45
Norvell
Robert A.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
KIA Normandy
00/06/44
Novacs
Frank J.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nunley
Ira C.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Olson
Ralph J.
 
TECH/5
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
Also scheduled for stick 59 (medic)
 
 
Paone
P.L.
 
PFC.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
 
Papoutsis
George
 
SGT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Partlow
Charles H.
 
PVT.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
 
 
Pasley
Dudley
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Payne
W.B.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Pease
Thomas
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pense
Wallace H.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00/00/87
Paone
Philip
 
SGT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phillips
Willis
 
SGT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
DOW Holland
17/09/44
Poole
George C.
 
CPL.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Porter
Howard R.
 
TECH/5
 
 
 
 
Not listed on D/506 roster for D-Day
KIA Normandy
00/06/44
Porter
Albert V.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Powers
Joseph A.
 
CPL.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Pritchard
Hugh E. Jnr.
 
TECH/4
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Quimby
Alvin T.
 
TECH/5
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Ramirez
Willie
 
PVT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
KIA Normandy
08/06/44
Reed
Milton W.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rice
J.
 
S/SGT.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Riesz
Adam G.
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Risner
Charles T.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
KIA Normandy
08/06/44
Rothwell
Gordon O.
 
1st/LT.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder
 
 
Saibena
Joseph P.
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Sandridge
Jack E.
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Satterfield
James L.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
KIA Normandy
00/06/44
Savage
Schuyler A.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schoenfeldt
LeRoy F.
 
PFC.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Scott
Alex
 
SGT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
 
 
Sfrisi
Andrew
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sherbon
John
 
PFC.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
KIA Bastogne
06/01/45
Shurter
Robert A.
 
1st /SGT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Singhoff
Jesse
 
PFC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sisk
Foster M.
 
CPL.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
 
 
Smith
Cleadith C.
 
CPL.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
KIA Belgium
02/01/45
Smith
Curtis P
 
TECH/4
 
 
 
 
Medic D/Coy.
 
 
Smutek
Frank J.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
KIA Normandy
11/06/44
Sova
Frank A.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
Medic D/Coy.
 
 
Speirs
Ronald C.
“Sparky” “Killer” “Bloody”
CAPT.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
Awarded Silver Star
Transferred from 1st Bn. 506 – later C/O of E/506
11/04/07
Stanley
Robert I. Jnr.
 
2nd LT.
 
 
 
 
 
KIA Belgium
14/01/45
Stone
Leland A.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
 
Strisi
H.C.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
 
 
Sumner
Carl E.
 
CPL.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
KIA Belgium
03/01/45
Tamsin
Leonard
 
SGT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Taylor
Ray E. Jnr.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 64
43-15213
 
 
 
Tedrick
Duanne L.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tellez
Ruben R.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
KIA Normandy
06/06/44
Tillman
Lachlan Macpherson
“Mac”
 
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder
 
 
Tindall
L.F.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
Also served F Company
 
 
Truax
Louis
 
SGT.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Van Every
Gilbert
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross
 
02/07/87
Vella
Steve
 
TECH/5
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Wadley
Jerald L.
 
SGT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Waltz
Harry Thomas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
00/01/67
Watkins
Harold E.
 
2st LT.
2nd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 63
42-100846
 
KIA Holland
23/09/44
Watters
W.K.
 
CPL.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
Weaver
Ruel
 
CPL.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Weeks
E.B.
 
PVT.
3rd Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 65
43-15660
 
 
 
Wells
Steve R.
 
TECH/4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wendt
Eloise R.
 
PVT.
2nd Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 62
42-100843
 
 
 
Werbela
Jerome E.
 
PVT.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, Stick 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
 
 
West
E.
 
PVT.
1st Platoon
2nd Squad
Stick 60
42-100874
 
 
 
Westphal
Allen L.
 
SGT.
Company H.Q.
 
Stick 61
42-100844
 
 
 
White
John
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
Pathfinder
 
 
Wien
Joseph C.
 
PVT.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiseman
Francis I.
 
PFC.
1st Platoon
1st Squad
Stick 59
42-100838
 
 
 
Wright
John W.
 
PFC.
To Pathfinders
Pathfinder
Base Stick, 06, 2nd 506th
 
Pathfinder (Security Team)
 
 

13 responses

  1. Excellent research Rodge. Well done.

    January 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    • Thank You Joe – only with your help and others too my friend.

      February 15, 2013 at 10:14 am

  2. Les Shaeffer

    I am the grandson of George L Bair. He passed away on Jan 15th 2012. He was also awarded a Purple Heart after the Normandy invasion.

    February 8, 2013 at 3:17 am

    • Hello Les, sorry to hear of your loss, there are so few left with us now. We have been searching, Kent Gunther and myself for stories, information, photos and related items for D/506 men and continue to do so. If you would like to email me to make contact please do.

      Regards Rodge – rodge.dowson@yahoo.com

      February 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

  3. Scott Crombie

    I just noticed that Capt. Ronald Speirs’ name is mis-spelled. Can you correct it?

    March 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    • Thanks, well spotted. Now corrected

      March 27, 2013 at 9:51 pm

  4. I am SO happy to have found this site. My Great-Uncle is Howard R Porter, what does “Not listed on D/506 roster for D-Day” mean? I imagine this is why it has been hard finding solid records on him.

    March 11, 2014 at 3:29 am

    • Thank You Kelsey – that is on the roster we have for Normandy, he was not listed as present. So must have joined D/506 later.

      May 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      • That is very interesting. Mainly, because I have grown up being told that today was the day he passed away, I have also read an excerpt from a book, where the author talks briefly of Howard dying on D-Day. But as I said before this is probably why finding any other info or records on him has been hard. What a minor mystery it is.

        June 6, 2014 at 10:21 am

  5. My uncle Walter S Macaulay (Macauley misspelling) I am confused I thought he died on D-Day but it states he died 08-06-1944. How can I find out more information of how he died. I don’t know if it was when he was parachuting or if he made it through that and was killed later. Any help would be appreciated.

    June 9, 2014 at 3:03 am

  6. Charles

    How many of these guys are still alive ?

    March 18, 2015 at 2:16 am

  7. kelly joseph pease sr.

    WE lost Thomas Pease on July 10 2015 he was 90 and 3/4. Died in his bed, at home, with his boots off. Its been a tough summer for all of his 8 children and numerous grands/great grandchildren, yet a very proud one. He was with Guckenburger at the time of his death, they shared a foxhole…..so much more to say. Currahee!

    July 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

  8. Javi Ezkerro

    Great job.
    Greetings from Spain.

    August 7, 2015 at 4:09 am

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