RESEARCH PROJECTS

There are several projects that listed below in which people have contacted me for more information.  You may have information which will help them.

1.  Veteran Dick Fisco has requested that he would like to locate photos of the following personnel who were on the fatal crash to add to a monument in Southern France that honors them.  Please contact me  at webmaster@509thgeronimo.org The plaque reads as follows:

Here at dawn on August 15,1944, on board one of the numerous C-47's, 17 parachutists of Company B of the 509th Battalion jumped into the waters of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez to liberate France. Not one of them was ever found.

Cpt. Ralph R. Miller Jr. Ohio

Tec4 Eugene C Beckner Minnesota

Pvt. Ira J. Butler Illinois

Pfc. Frank Campos California

Sgt. Oscar F. Crevilling New York - SUCCESS! Obtained a photo

S.Sgt. Robert B. David Florida

T5 Albert T. Dawson Indiana

1stSgt. Anthony J. Dorsa Texas

Pfc. Jonnie C. Ford Georgia

Pvt. Julius Garcia New York

T4 Marvin N. Gillman Michigan

Pfc. George R. Lynch New York

Pvt. Thomas W. Pennebaker PA.

Pvt. Alfred Pipino Jr. PA.  - SUCCESS! Obtained a photo

Pfc. Leon V. Potter Missouri - SUCCESS! Obtained a photo

T5 George W. Reid New York

Sgt. William A. Sutherland South Carolina

 

2.bretjob@heartlandamerica.com has requested information on Lt. Boyce Nunnally and the Isola Patrol in which Lt. Nunnally and other members of the

patrol were captured in September 1944.  He is trying to find the names of the rest of the patrol to contact them or find out what happened to them. 

He is in contact with Lt. Nunnally who remembers those who were apart of the 509th but there were others on the patrol from Aberdeen Proving

Grounds that he did not know well.

3.  sjostrom@gate.net relative of Stanley D. Sjostrom B CO 504th PB, E CO 2nd BN 509th PIR is requesting more information concerning his time in the service and would like to meet anyone who remembers him.

4. t.novak@mac.com has requested information on the following Lt. Hugh C. Delury in A Co., Pvt. John W. Mangan 32469702,  Carl H. Lawrence 17075243.

5. Help the Webmaster identify the Soldiers in this E Company photo taken in Tunisia 1943.  Posted March 2007.

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