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Dave Bald Eagle 82nd Anzio and Normandy?


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A friend on FB posted something on one Dave Bald Eagle, says 82nd Airborne Division WWII, but his Bio's (Wiki and others, with most of the others just being copies of the Wiki on him) state he was at Anzio, and that means the 504th PIR, goes on to say he was in D-Day, which would be incorrect because the 504th PIR, while arriving in England from Italy in April 1944, not only didn't participate in the D-Day Drop, but the whole Normandy Campaign, they remaining in England, because it had to rest and rebuild. So could this be an error and they really meant The Netherlands?? Plus does or can anyone find his Silver Star, says awarded one at Anzio,and the Purple Heart in Normandy, can't find nothing on these points, not even a service photo too.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Bald_Eagle#Life_and_work

 

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Thomas L Rogers

504th PIR Pathfinder

KIA Normandy June 144

Awarded DSC for action at "La Fière"

WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Photo of 3/508th PIR D-Day Pathfinders with (4) 504th volunteers in the stick Chalk number 18. {Pvt Cicero J Parchman G/504 [POW] top row 3rd from right; 2nd row 2nd from left to right - Pvt Henry S Pawlings G/504 (KIA); Pvt John J Baldassar H/504 (KIA) & Pfc John Rigapoulos H/504 (KIA)}. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Metropoulos)

 

WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Pathfinders – Stick 2 – 508th PIR
Second Lieutenant T. Murphy – 82nd Airborne Div., 504th PIR
Second Lieutenant Lloyd L. Polette – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, F Co
Sergeant Katsanis – 82nd Airborne Div., 504th PIR
Corporal Ernest J. King – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, F Co
Private First Class Murray E. Daly – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private First Class Carl W. Jones – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private First Class Eddie Livington – 82nd Airborne Div., 504th PIR, 3rd Bn, I Co
Private First Class Beverly J. Moss – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn
Private First Class John Ternosky – 82nd Airborne Div., 504th PIR, 3rd Bn, I Co
Private First Class Robert L. Seale – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, F Co
Private Robert A. Andreas – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private Nick Forkapa – 82nd Airborne Div., 504th PIR
Private John G. Gerard – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn
Private Frederick J. Infanger – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private Howard Jessup – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, Hq
Private Stanton H. Mesenbrink – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co
Private John P. Perdue – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, D Co
Private Norman C. Willis – 82nd Airborne Div., 508th PIR, 2nd Bn, E Co

WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Yes seen that, that some 504 Trooper volunteered for the Pathfinders, thanks for the photos and info, so if he was, hopefully he'll show up on other rosters for 82nd Pathfinders. Did a check on the rosters for the 504th Parachute InfantryRegement, not listed, but then these are not conclusive, and are Partial - Under Contstruction.

 

https://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/504/rosters/504_roster_srvc.html

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