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US 82nd Airborne 505th Division Company B

Company B of the US 82nd Airborne 505th Division taken at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1943. Many of these American Paratroopers would have been stationed at Quorn Camp in 1944.

The names on this photograph were supplied by David Holmes, whose father Bob Holmes (David Robert, known as Bob) wrote them on the back of his copy of the picture. Bob was part of Company B and was stationed in Quorn during WW2.

Each entry appears in the following order, where available: Surname, Forename, Rank, Exit reason.

Abbreviations for Rank:
Capt - Captain
Cpl Corporal
Lt Lieutenant
2 Lt Second Lieutenant
Pfc Private First Class
Pvt Private
Sgt Sergeant
S/Sgt Staff Sergeant
T/4 Technician 4th grade
T/5 - Technician 5th grade

Exit Reason Abbreviations:
KIA - killed in action
MIA - missing in action
POW - prisoner of war
Trans transferred
USA - returned to United States
ZI -zone of the interior. This refers to men returned to the US that were so severely injured that they typically would never be capable of returning to an active military unit again.

Bottom Row - Purple
1 - Sweat Lee Cpl Recorded by Bob Holmes as KIA, but actually died in 2003
2 - Morris Sgt KIA
3 - Whiteman Sgt
4 - Jones S/Sgt Later Lieutenant
5 - Henderson Sgt ZI
6 - Handfield Sgt Later Lieutenant
7 - Sykes S/Sgt
8 - O'Jibway Joseph S/Sgt POW
9 - Christian 2 Lt
10 - Johnson Lt ZI
11 - Smith Lt
12 - Roysdon Dale Capt KIA
13 - Golden George Lt ZI
14 - Irvin James Lt ZI
15 - Chester 2 Lt
16 - Richardson 2 Lt
17 - O'Donnell Joseph S/Sgt
18 - Rodgers Sgt ZI
19 - McWatters Sgt ZI
20 - Petrillo Michael Sgt Later Lieutenant
21 - McBride Sgt KIA

Second Row - Yellow
1 - Holmes David Robert (known as Robert or Bob) S/Sgt
2 - Hall Pvt
3 - Foley Pvt POW
4 - Usher Herbert Cpl ZI
5 - Vuletich Michael T/4
6 - White T/5 ZI
7 - Barkley Lewis Cpl
8 - Killibrew Louis Cpl KIA
9 - Joiner T/5 POW
10 - Luczaj Raymond Cpl
11 - Tilton Cpl ZI
12 - Hildreth Pfc POW
13 - Lazenby Harvill Cpl ZI
14 - Kasey James T/5 ZI
15 - Strength Cpl
16 - Opsahl Otto Cpl
17 - Hemauer Carl Pvt POW
18 - Blednick William Pvt ZI
19 - Wisloski Samuel Pvt ZI
20 - Bertanzetti Ralph Pvt

Third Row - Blue
1 - Lambrecht Peter Pfc MIA
2 - Harrison Pfc ZI
3 - Koeppen Orlean Pvt
4 - Mileski Pvt KIA
5 - Henry Pvt
6 - McKenzie Pfc POW
7 - Prine Cecil Pvt
8 - Brink Fred Pvt
9 - Grieder Ralph Pfc Trans
10 - Jordon Pfc Trans
11 - Beaty Charles Pfc POW
12 - Garidel Joseph Pvt Trans
13 - Powers Pfc
14 - Peeples Manley Pfc
15 - Thomas Pvt Trans
16 - Massey Marshall Pfc
17 - Kilcullen Andrew Pfc POW
18 - Carpenter Pvt POW
19 - Wilson Pvt KIA
20 - Jennelle James Pvt KIA
21 - Hughes Sgt ZI
22 - Gramoll Orville Pfc
23 - Robinson Pvt

Fourth Row - Green
1 - Rudy Leo Pfc KIA
2 - Miller Pfc KIA
3 - Haymoff Joseph Pfc KIA
4 - Schuler Francis Pfc POW
5 - Robeson Joseph Pvt Trans
6 - Minshew Samuel Pvt
7 - Craft Robert Pvt KIA
8 - Merchant Pvt
9 - Schoen Glenn Pvt ZI
10 - Kochanek Frank Pvt
11 - Heggood Johnny Pvt KIA
12 - Peters Orlando Pfc ZI
13 - Kustick Frank Pvt KIA
14 - Watson Pvt Trans
15 - Sarson Pfc
16 - Jones Eugene C Pfc
17 - Drahuschak Peter Pvt
18 - Keene Reginald Pvt KIA
19 - Le Warne Howard Pvt POW
20 - Jones C Pvt USA
21 - Stanjkowski John Pvt ZI
22 - La Parl Jr Lauren Pvt
23 - Potter Pvt

Back (Fifth) Row - Red
1 - Potash Joseph Pvt Trans
2 - Granillo Joe Pvt KIA
3 - Devonshuk Edward Pvt
4 - Bulman Pvt USA
5 - Peal Pfc Trans
6 - Shulkosky Mike Pfc
7 - Rupaner Markus Pvt
8 - Wallace Pvt Trans
9 - Propp Robert Pvt
10 - Raczkowski Eugene Pvt KIA
11 - Wren Pvt
12 - Keene Pvt ZI
13 - Webster Pfc
14 - Truax Kenneth Pfc ZI
15 - Towson Pvt Trans
16 - Taylor Pvt Trans
17 - Juckett Leland L Pfc
18 - Thew Jnr Charles E Pvt
19 - Cook Pvt
20 - Antoniou Anthony Pvt
21 - Eason Bert Pfc
22 - Kruczek John Pvt
23 - Waldron Charles Pvt ZI
24 - Trulock George Pvt
25 - Smith Pfc ZI


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 Submitted on: 2023-05-10
 Submitted by: Photograph and names from David Holmes, son of WW2 paratrooper Bob Holmes
 Artefact ID: 2536
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=2536
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