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#1 Tex82ndABD

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

Hello All;

My name is Phil Nordyke. I am the author of six books about the World War II 82nd Airborne Division, including a division history, three regimental histories, one battalion history, and a photographic history. One of my regimental histories was selected by the U.S. Army Chief of Infantry for the captain's course reading list at Fort Benning. Several of my books have been editor's choice selections for the Military and History Book Clubs. I was also a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation's 2005 Distinguished Writing Award.
 
I am currently working on a book about all of the American recipients of the Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, and Medal of Honor for June 6, 1944 at Normandy as a tribute to the heroism of that day. The book is to be published in time for the 70th anniversary of the invasion. The book will describe the actions of the recipients in the words of eyewitnesses and some of the recipients. As part of the book, I will be including appendices with the citations of each recipient. I am wanting to include a photograph of each recipient if possible. I would like to ask your help in providing photos of these recipients. I have listed all of the recipients below. I have photos of many of the recipients, but some of those photos are not of high quality. I have searched online, including this wonderful forum community and believe that I have exhausted most of the photographs available on the web. I would prefer as dense a files as possible as I have to use 300 dpi files for the book. However, photos can be of lower density, and I can reduce the size to increase the density to 300 dpi. If you do provide an image file, I will credit you in the captions of larger photos and thank you in the acknowledgments section of the book.

Thanks in advance for your consideration of this request and for your assistance. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Respectfully,

Phil Nordyke

 

Medal of Honor recipients:
Private Carlton W. Barrett, Headquarters Company, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr., Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Technician Fifth Grade John J. Pinder, Jr., Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Headquarters, First Army
 

DSC recipients:
First Lieutenant John L. Ahearn, Company C, 70th Tank Battalion
Second Lieutenant Walter G. Amerman, Company B, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Second Lieutenant William A. Anderson, Company A, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
Second Lieutenant Leonard A. Anker, Company K, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Technician Fourth Grade Stanley P. Appleby, Medical Detachment, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Captain John R. Armellino, Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Technical Sergeant Louis M. Armstrong, Company L, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Technician Fifth Grade Billy J. Austin, 149th Engineer Combat Battalion
Corporal James N. Barba, Company G, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Private First Class Alexander W. Barber, Medical Detachment, 5th Ranger Battalion
Second Lieutenant Gaetano R. Barcellona, Company A, 741st Tank Battalion
First Lieutenant Harold R. Beavers, Company B, 743rd Tank Battalion
Captain Kenneth E. Beitler, Battery C, 58th Armored Field Artillery Battalion
Sergeant Julius W. Belcher, Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion
Technical Sergeant William R. Benn, Jr., Company A, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Lieutenant Colonel Donald V. Bennett, Headquarters, 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion
Staff Sergeant John L. Benton, Company B, 743rd Tank Battalion
Private First Class Henry Berkowitz, Cannon Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Major Sidney V. Bingham, Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Second Lieutenant Kenneth Bleau, Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Private First Class John D. Bolderson, Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Private First Class George H. Bowen, Medical Detachment, Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
Captain Victor H. Briggs, Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Elton F. Brooks, Headquarters Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Sergeant Arthur B. Buschlen, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Colonel Eugene M. Caffey, Headquarters, 1st Special Engineer Brigade
Colonel Charles, D. W. Canham, Headquarters, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Private Peter Cavaliere, Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Private First Class John Ceffalo, HQ Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division
Staff Sergeant Philip C. Clark, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Technician Fifth Grade Rex D. Clark, Company E, 2nd Ranger Battalion
Staff Sergeant Ralph S. Coffman, Company L, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Sergeant Clarence Colson, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Staff Sergeant Curtis Colwell, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Brigadier General Norman D. Cota, Headquarters, 29th Infantry Division
Captain John J. Cotter, Clearing Company, 104th Medical Battalion, 29th Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Robert R. Cutler, Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Corporal Virgil E. Danforth, Company G, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
First Lieutenant Francis W. Dawson, Company D, 5th Ranger Battalion
Captain Joseph T. Dawson, Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
First Lieutenant William T. Dillon, Company A, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Private First Class Dominick Di Tullio, Company G, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Technician Fourth Grade Lowell L. Dock, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division
Private Vinton W. Dove, Company C, 37th Engineer Combat Battalion
First Lieutenant Sidney W. Dunagan, 50th Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Group, 52nd TC Wing
First Lieutenant George M. Eberle, Company D, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Captain Ned S. Elder, Company C, 743rd Tank Battalion
Technical Sergeant Calvin L. Ellis, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Second Lieutenant Forest K. Ferguson, Antitank Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
First Sergeant Lawrence J. Fitzsimmons, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Private First Class Richard J. Gallagher, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Second Lieutenant Edward M. Gearing, Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division

Lieutenant Colonel George W. Gibbs, Headquarters, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division

First Lieutenant Carl K. Giles, Jr., Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Captain Ralph E. Goranson, Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion
First Lieutenant Joseph J. Gregory, Company C, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
Private First Class John V. Griffen, Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Sergeant George A. Habib, 741st Tank Battalion
Captain James W. Haley, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division
Private First Class Henry H. Hall, Medical Detachment, 397th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
Private Francis L. Harbaugh, Company A, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
First Lieutenant Robert C. Hargrove, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Ernest O. Harris, HQ Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division

Sergeant Bailey Harrison, Company D, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Private First Class John R. Heenan, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion

Private Marcus Heim, Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Technical Sergeant Gerald M. Henderson, Antitank Company, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Lieutenant Colonel Herbert C. Hicks, Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Major John R. Hoover, 7th Reconnaissance Squadron, 8th Reconnaissance Wing, 8th Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Carl J. Isley, Headquarters, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
Sergeant Theodore A. James, Company A, 2nd Ranger Battalion
Staff Sergeant Floyd M. Jenkins, Company A, 743rd Tank Battalion
Major Milton A. Jewett, Headquarters, 299th Engineer Combat Battalion

Colonel Howard R. Johnson, Headquarters, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Private First Class Aaron B. Jones,  Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

First Lieutenant Henry W. Jones, Company A, 743rd Tank Battalion
First Lieutenant William J. Kehaly, Company A, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
Sergeant John J. Kelly, 459th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
Second Lieutenant George F. Kerchner, Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion
Private Kenneth P. Kidwell, Company A, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion

Second Lieutenant Gustav D. Kjosness, 572nd Squadron, 391st Bombardment Group, 99th Bombardment Wing, 9th Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. Krause, Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

First Lieutenant Joseph R. Lacy, Headquarters Company, 5th Ranger Battalion
First Lieutenant Raymond E. Lanterman, Company C, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion

Captain Frank L. Lillyman, Company I, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Private John A. Lockwood, Company D, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

First Sergeant Leonard G. Lomell, Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion
First Sergeant Herman J. Lorenz, Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
Sergeant Warden F. Lovell, 165th Signal Company

Captain George L. Mabry, Jr., Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Howard P. MacConchie, Headquarters Company, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Lieutenant Colonel Carlton O. MacNeely, Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

Captain John S. Maloney, Service Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Captain Otto Masny, Company F, 2nd Ranger Battalion
Captain Tildon S. McGee, Service Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Private Donald B. McLaren, Company D, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel Louis G. Mendez, Jr., Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Captain Thomas N. Meredino, Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Lieutenant Colonel Raymond D. Millener, Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division

Private First Class George Montilio, Company H, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

First Lieutenant William D. Moody, Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion
First Lieutenant Verne V. Morse, Company D, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Second Lieutenant Marvin F. Muir, 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group, 50th Troop Carrier Wing, 9th Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Thornton L. Mullins, Headquarters,111th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division
Staff Sergeant Richard C. Murrin, Company B, 70th Tank Battalion
Sergeant Raymond E. Nicoli, Company D, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion
Sergeant Henry V. Nothel, Company A, 70th Tank Battalion

Captain Thomas F. O'Brien, Cannon Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Lieutenant Colonel John T. O'Neill, Headquarters, Special Engineer Task Force
Sergeant Douglas Orndorf, Company I, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division

Lieutenant Colonel Edwin J. Ostberg, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
First Lieutenant James P. Panas, Company A, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion
Private First Class Camillus J. Paolini, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Private Joseph P. Parke, Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Charles H. Parker, Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion

Captain Lloyd E. Patch, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Staff Sergeant Lyman K. Patterson, Company E, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Captain James L. Pence, Company A, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Captain Edwin R. Perry, Company A, 299th Engineer Combat Battalion
Staff Sergeant Gerard B. Peterson, 743rd Tank Battalion
Sergeant Kenneth F. Peterson, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Private First Class Leonold C. Peterson, Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Private First Class Victor E. Peterson, Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Captain Vodra C. Philips, Company A, 743rd Tank Battalion
Private Benton L. Porter, Company D, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion
First Sergeant William M. Pressley, Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Technical Sergeant Carl D. Proffitt, Company K, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Private First Class Gordon Pryne, Company A, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Staff Sergeant Darvin D. Purvis, Company A, 70th Tank Battalion
Staff Sergeant David N. Radford, Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Captain Emerald M. Ralston, Company A, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division
Knut H. Raudstein, Company C, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Captain Knut H. Raudstein, Company C, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Major William A. Richards, Headquarters, 112th Engineer Combat Battalion
Captain Kimball R. Richmond, Company I, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Major General Matthew B. Ridgway, Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division
Private First Class William M. Riggs, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Staff Sergeant Ozias D. Ritter, Company I, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
technical Sergeant John A. Roach, Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Corporal Ernest T. Roberts, Company D, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Second Lieutenant Eskell F. Roberts, Company B, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
First Lieutenant James L. Robinson, Company K, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Private First Class Thomas L. Rodgers, Company C, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Sergeant Howard W. Rogers, Company F, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Private First Class Sanford Rosen, Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Robert P. Ross, Company C, 37th Engineer Combat Battalion
Second Lieutenant Wesley R. Ross, Company B, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel James E. Rudder, Headquarters, 2nd Ranger Battalion

Captain Francis L. Sampson, Service Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Technician Fifth Grade Felice J. Savino, Company D, 81st Chemical Mortar Battalion
Second Lieutenant George E. Schmidt, Company E, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Staff Sergeant George Schneider, 299th Engineer Combat Battalion
Lieutenant Colonel Max F. Schneider, Headquarters, 5th Ranger Battalion
Private First Class Curtis N. Schur, 149th Engineer Combat Battalion
Captain John Settineri, Medical Detachment, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Technician Fifth Grade Edward Shaffer, Company C, 348th Engineer Combat Battalion
First Lieutenant John D. Shelby, Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Technician Fourth Grade Elmer G. Shindle, Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
Private William J. Shoemaker, Company C, 37th Engineer Combat Battalion
Staff Sergeant Paul R. Shorter, Company A, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Lieutenant Colonel Robert N. Skaggs, Headquarters, 741st Tank Battalion
Technician Fourth Grade Bolick Smulick, Company A, 741st Tank Battalion
First Lieutenant Francis E. Songer, Company B, 70th Tank Battalion
Private Andrew Sosnack, Medical Detachment, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Second Lieutenant John M. Spalding, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Captain Archibald Sproul, Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division
Captain Paul J. Stach, 455th Squadron, 323rd Bombardment Group, 98th Bombardment Wing, 9th Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Fred A. Steiner, Headquarters, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
Private First Class Otto K. Stephens, Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion
Staff Sergeant Leeward W. Stockwell, Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Sergeant Phillip Streczyk, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Staff Sergeant Raymond F. Strojny, Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Major Richard P. Sullivan, Headquarters, 5th Ranger Battalion

Staff Sergeant Harrison C. Summers, Company B, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Private First Class Lawrence G. Sweeney, Company A, 741st Tank Battalion
Colonel Benjamin B. Talley, Headquarters, V Corps

Colonel George A. Taylor, Headquarters, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Major General Maxwell D. Taylor, Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division
Second Lieutenant Walter P. Taylor, Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division

Major Charles E. Tegtmeyer, Headquarters, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division
Colonel Paul W. Thompson, Headquarters, 6th Special Engineer Brigade
Second Lieutenant John N. Townsend, Company B, 70th Tank Battalion
First Sergeant Herbert A. Tubbs, Company I, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Private Albert J. Tucker, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion
Lieutenant Colonel John S. Upham, Jr., Headquarters, 743rd Tank Battalion
Second Lieutenant Leo D. Van De Voort, Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division

Colonel James A. Van Fleet, Headquarters, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
Private John J. Van Valkenburg, Company I, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin H. Vandervoort, Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Major William R. Washington, Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Sergeant William W. Weir, Company G, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

Lieutenant Colonel John C. Welborn, Headquarters, 70th Tank Battalion
Staff Sergeant James A. Wells, Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Technical Sergeant John W. White, Company A, 2nd Ranger Battalion
Captain George P. Whittington, Jr., Company B, 5th Ranger Battalion
Private First Class Theodore T. Wilk, Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Alfred H. Williams, Jr., Company C, 743rd Tank Battalion
First Lieutenant William B. Williams, Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division

First Lieutenant Richard D. Winters, Company E, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Captain Robert W. Woodward, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division

Captain Edward F. Wozenski, Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Brigadier General Willard G. Wyman, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division
Sergeant Donald E. Zahn, Company H, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
First Lieutenant Forrest Zanlow, Medical Detachment, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
First Lieutenant Harvey J. Zeigler, Company H, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Private Otto K. Zwingman, Company D, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division


Navy Cross recipients:

Lieutenant (jg) Grant G. Andreasen, Scouts and Raiders

Aviation Chief Ordnanceman Loran E. Barbour, Naval Combat Demolition Unit 22
Gunner's Mate Second Class Robert W. Bass, Naval Combat Demolition Unit 11
Lieutenant Clarence H. Black

Lieutenant (jg) Stuart L. Brandel, Naval Fire Control Shore Party
Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert A. Bridges, LCT

Lieutenant (jg) Phil H. Bucklew, Scouts and Raiders
Chief Gunner's Mate William R. Freeman, Naval Combat Demolition Unit 11
Lieutenant (jg) Robert B. Gilfert, LCT-590
Lieutenant (jg) Frank M. Hall, 7th Beach Battalion
Lieutenant William M. Jenkins, Naval Combat Demolition Unit 43
Ensign Lawrence S. Karnowski, Naval Combat Demolition Unit 45
Gunner's Mate Second Class John H. Line, Naval Combat Demolition Unit 22
Chief Machinist's Mate Jerry N. Markham, Naval Combat Demolition Unit 46
Hospital Apprentice Augustus B. McKee, Jr., Beach Battalion
Lieutenant Robert A. Morris
Lieutenant Kenneth S. Norton, Naval Fire Control Shore Party
Lieutenant (jg) John O. Parrott, U.S.S. Corry (DD-463)
Lieutenant Herbert A. Peterson, Naval Combat Demolition Group 125.2.3
Lieutenant Charles S. Potter, Beach Battalion
Lieutenant (jg) John R. Rock, LCT-195
Lieutenant (jg) Dean L. Rockwell, LCT-535
Electrician's Mate First Class Arthur V. Shields, LCI (L)-415
Seaman First Class Herman J. Teeter
Ensign William L. Wilhoit, LCT-540



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:08 AM

Wow...that is quite an undertaking! My book is similar (though the awards are for other things) and I know how much of my life it is sucking away... :D

That said, at least one of these groups exists in the hands of a forum member...I was just fingering it on Sunday, in fact. I will let him contact you though.

Best of luck! I look forward to buying a copy when you are done!

Dave

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

Phil, 

 

That is an incredible list! So much so the moderators should pin this thread!

 

You're doing a wonderful Job Phil, looking forward to reading your book when it's finished.

 

If you could get pictures of the original medals that would be great, although I know you are under a tight schedule.

 

Good luck!

 

Leonardo



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

Hi Dave,

 

I appreciate your reply and the information about at least one group being on the forum. If I can help you with your book, please let me know. I don't know if this is your first book, but if you are looking for a publisher, I would be glad to make an introduction of you to the executive editor of a major military publisher, who was my editor for four of my books. The naval portion of my book is the area where I still need to do the most work. I have all of the award case files for the army recipients from the National Archives, which contain the recommendations and witness statements. I hope to get Tim Frank at the Naval Yard in Washington D.C. to help me with the naval award case files. If you have any suggestions regarding resources for the naval materials, I would appreciate any help you might be able to provide, since that is your area of expertise.

 

Hi Leonardo,

 

Thanks for the kind words. I probably will only be able to include single photographs of each of the medals, as I think tracking down all 236 medals would not be possible, and certainly unattainable by the 70th anniversary next June. Hopefully, this book will be useful to collectors of DSC, Navy Cross, and MOH medals from this list as it will contain the eyewitness accounts as well as the citations and hopefully photographs of all the recipients.

 

Respectfully,

 

Phil



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:12 AM

I'll buy one as well when it comes out. Please keep us posted. Maybe you can let us know about the other publications as well.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

I have a uniform belonging to one of the DSC recipients but no picture.   I want to get one of your books when complete.



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:00 AM

The service records of U.S. Navy personel will be available at the St. Louis recrod center. The record usuall contains a photograph. If you hire a researcher the files can be obtained within a reasonable amount of time, but it does get a bit expensive. Good Luck.



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

Phil---

 

This is the group that Dave was fingering:

 

http://www.purplehea...net/brandel.htm

 

 

Tom



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

thanks for sharing this great grouping.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:46 AM

Hello All;

 

I apologize, I have been out of town this past weekend conducting book signings at a militaria show. Thanks very much for all of your helpful information. Hopefully, there will folks who have a photo or photos of the recipients who is willing to share them for the sake of this book to honor the heroes of D-Day.

 

Respectfully,

 

Phil



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:20 AM

Phil, what a great project! For the USN NCDU and Scouts and Raiders portion, I highly recommend that you contact the UDT SEAL Museum in Ft Pierce, and the author of the book "More Than Scuttlebutt", the definitive history of the WWII era UDT program. Her name is Sue Ann Dunford, and she is a walking encyclopedia of info about the program and men. If these NC recipients survived the war, chances are Sue Ann knows them. The WWII UDT program was confusing. The men were trained at Ft Pierce in very small 6 man NCDUs. The men that went to Europe were operationally employed in their NCDU structure. The NCDUs that went to the Pacific were amalgamated into larger Underwater Demolition Teams. Many of the NCDUs have graduation class photos from Ft Pierce. I have attached the photo for NCDU 11, which contains two of your recipients (Bass and Freeman). Based on the ranks in the picture, my guess is that Freeman is in the back row extreme left, and that he was later promoted to CPO. Unfortunately, the picture only identifies the class OIC (R front). The officer front left is Draper Kaufman, the founder of the program. I can verify that class photos exist for NCDUs 43, 45 and 46 as well. Sue Ann can probably identify them by name, and would also have access to the original photos she used in her book. Good luck!

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

Hi Phil -

My grandfather is one of your Navy Cross recipients! I can provide you with a photograph of Frank M. Hall, 7th Naval Beach Battalion. It may take me a few days to scan it for you. I will need to know how to get it to you as well.

 

Kathy Nadel

 

 



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

Hi Kathy,

 

Thanks very much for replying. I look forward to receiving a scanned photo of your grandfather! You may send it to my email address: [email protected]

 

Respectfully,

 

Phil



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:29 AM

Hi Tom,

 

Thanks very much for the link to Stuart Brandel's Purple Heart webpage. That is a very good photo. Would you have access to scanning the photo at a higher dpi or a larger size? I can use the photo you have on your webpage, but I would prefer if possible to use a larger photo if one is available.

 

Respectfully,

 

Phil



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

Hello All;

 

I am posting the photos I have in order to share them with those who are interested and hopefully encourage others to post their photos of the recipients.

 

Respectfully,

 

Phil

 

Lieutenant John L. Ahearn 70th Tank Battalion

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:57 PM

Lieutenant Walter G. Amerman Company B, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:59 PM

Lieutenant William A. Anderson Company A, 146th Engineer Combat Battalion

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

Lieutenant Leonard A. Anker, Company K, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division

 

 

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

Technician Fourth Grade Stanley P. Appleby, Medical Detachment, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

Captain John R. Armellino, Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:17 PM

Technical Sergeant Louis M. Armstrong, Company L, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division

 

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

Lieutenant (jg) Grant G. Andreasen, Navy Scout

 

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

Private First Class Alexander W. Barber, Medical Detachment, 5th Ranger Battalion

 

 

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:29 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Donald V. Bennett, Headquarters, 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion

 

 

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:24 PM

Sergeant Arthur B. Buschlen, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

 

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