U.S. Airborne in Cotentin Peninsula



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


82nd Airborne - Order of battle

Commanding General :
Major General Matthew B. Ridgway
Major Général Matthew B. Ridgway
Matthew B. Ridgway
Assistant Commanding :
Brigadier General James Maurice Gavin
Assistant Commanding :
Brigadier General George P. Howell
 
Chief of staff :
Colonel Ralph P. Eaton (WIA 6 June)
Colonel Edson D. Raff (8-15 June)
Lt. Colonel Robert N. Wienecke (15 June - 11 July)
 
 
AC of S, G-1
Lt. Colonel Frederick M. Schellhammer
 
AC of S, G-2
Lt. Colonel Whitfield Jack
 
AC of S, G-3
Lt. Colonel Robert H. Wienecke
Lt. Colonel Walter F. Winton (15-19 June & 5-11 July)
Lt. Colonel Henry E. Adams (19 June-5 July)
 
AC of S, G-4
Lt. Colonel Bennie A. Zinn (WIA 7June)
Lt. Colonel Frank W. Moorman (From 7 June)
 
Inspector General :
Lt. Colonel Charles M. Barrett
Signal Officer :
Lt. Colonel Frank W. Moorman
Captain Robert E. Furman (From 7 June)
Adjutant General :
Lt. Colonel Raymond M. Britton
Judge Avocate :
Lt. Colonel Casimir D. Moss
Surgeon :
Lt. Colonel Wolcott L. Etienne (WIA 6 June)
Major William C. Lindstrom (From 6 June)
Finance Officer :
Lt. Colonel William E. Johnson
Chaplain :
Lt. Colonel George L. Riddle
Ordnance Officer :
Lt. Colonel Joshua A. Finkle (WIA 7 June)
Captain William B. McGuire (From 7 June)
Quartermaster Officer :
Lt. Colonel John N. Rohrman
Headquarters Commandant :
Major Don C. Faith
Provost Marshall :
Major Frederick G. McCollum
Special Service Officer :
Captain Rudrick R. Otto
Military Governement Officer :
Captain Peter Shouvaloff
 
Pathfinders Group :
Major Neal L. Roberts
 
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment :
Colonel William E. Ekman
Hq & Hq Co :
Captain Talton "Woody" Long
1 / 505th :
Major Frederick C.A. Kellam (KIA 6 June)
Lt. Colonel Mark Alexander (From 7 June)
Second : Major James E. McGinity (KIA 6 June)
Hq Co :
Lt. Robert D. Keeler
A Co :
1st/Lt. John J. "Red Dog" Dolan
B Co :
Lt. James M. Irvin
C Co :
Captain Arthur Stephanich
2 / 505th :
Lt. Colonel Benjamin H. Vandervoort
Hq Co :
Lt. James Gray
D Co :
Captain Taylor G. Smith
E Co :
Captain Clyde Russell
F Co :
Captain Hubert Bass
Lt. Joseph Holcomb (From 7 June)
3 / 505th :
Lt. Colonel Edward C. Krause
G Co :
Captain Robert Follmer (WIA 6 June)
1st/Lt. Ivan Woods
H Co :
Captain Walter C.DeLong
I Co :
Captain Harold H. Swingler
 
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment :
Colonel George V. Millet (POW 8 June)
Lt. Colonel Arthur A. Maloney (8-15 June)
Colonel Edson D. Raff (From 15 June)
Service Co : 
Captain Robert D. Rae
Medical Co : 
Major George K. Vollmar
1 / 507th :
Lt. Colonel Edwin J.Ostberg
A Co :
Captain James R. Nunn
B Co : 
Captain Chester B. McCoid
C Co :
Captain Sanford M. Frank
2 / 507th :
Lt. Colonel Charles Timmes
D Co :
Captain Clarence A. Tolle
E Co :
Captain Roy E. Creek
F Co :
Captain Paul F. Smith
3 / 507th :
Lt. Colonel Arthur A. Maloney
G Co :
Captain Floyd B. Schwarzwalder
H Co : 
Captain Allen W. Taylor
I Co :
Captain Gordon S. Allyn
 
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment :
Colonel Roy E. Lindquist
Hq & Hq Co : 
Captain Robert Abraham
1 / 508th :
Lt. Colonel Herbert Batcheller (KIA 6 June)
Major Shields Warren
Hq Co :
Captain Gerard A. Ruddy (KIA 6 June)
A Co :
Captain Jonathan E. Adams
B Co :
Captain Royal R. Taylor
C Co :
Captain Walter Silvers
2 / 508th :
Lt. Colonel Thomas J.B. Shanley
Hq Co :
Captain Chester E. Graham
D Co : 
1st/Lt. Norman McVicar
E Co : 
Captain Eugene Hetland
F Co : 
Captain Francis E. Flanders (KIA 7 June)
3 / 508th :
Lt. Colonel Louis G. Mendez
Hq Co :
1st/Lt. Malcolm D. Brannen
G Co :
Captain Frank J. Novak
H Co :
Captain Hal M. Creary (KIA 6 June)
I Co : 
1st/Lt. John J. Daly (KIA 4 July)
 
325th Glider Infantry Regiment :
Colonel Harry L. Lewis
1 / 325th :
Lt. Colonel Klemm R. Boyd (Injured 7 June)
Major Teddy H. Sanford (From 7 June)
Hq Co :
Captain Alex Bishop (KIA 9 June)
A Co :
1st/Lt. James Gayley (KIA 7 June)
1st/Lt. Wilbur Heckman (From 7 June)
B Co :
Captain Richard M. Gibson
C Co :
Captain Dave E. Stokely (WIA 9 June)
1st/Lt. Wayne Pierce (From 9 June)
2 / 325th :
Lt. Colonel John H. "Swede" Swenson (WIA 11 June)
Major Osmond Leahy (11-14 June)
Major Roscoe Roy (From 14 June - KIA 15 June)
Major Charles "Tad" Major (From 15 June)
Hq Co :
Captain Herbert Slaughter
E Co :
Captain Robert Dickerson (WIA 11 June)
1st/Lt. John Pardue (From 11 June - KIA 11 June)
1st/Lt. Frederick R. Jones (From 11 June)
F Co :
1st/Lt Joe B. Gault
G Co :
Captain Irvin Bloom (KIA 11 June)
1st/Lt. George M. Cockle (From 11 June)
3 / 325th (2/401st) :
Lt. Colonel Charles A. Carrell (Relieved 9 June)
Major Arthur W. Gardner (From 9 June - KIA 14 June)
Major Osmond Leahy (From 14 June)
Hq Co :
Captain Lewis S. Mentlik (KIA 14 June)
Captain James Fogle (From 14 June)
I Co (E-401) :
Major Charles Murphy (WIA 9 June)
1st/Lt. James White (From 9 June)
K Co (F-401) :
Captain James M. Harney
L Co (G-401) :
Captain John B. Sauls (WIA 9 June)
Lt. Thomas E. Goodson
   
82nd Airborne Div. Artillery :
Colonel Francis A. March
319th Glider FA Bn :
Lt. Colonel C. James C. Todd
A Btry : 
Captain Charles Sartain
320th Glider FA Bn :
Lt. Colonel Paul E. Wright
376th Parachute FA Bn :
Lt. Colonel Wilbur N. Griffith
456th Parachute FA Bn :
Lt. Colonel Wagner J. d'Alessio
A Btry : 
Captain Herman L. Alley
80th Airborne AA Bn :
Lt. Colonel Raymond E. Singleton
A Btry :
Captain Norman Nelson
B Btry :
Captain Nock Russell
C Btry :
Captain William Pratt
D Btry :
Captain Norman Connell
E Btry :
Captain James Sherman
F Btry :
Captain Choice Rucker
   
307th Airborne Engineer Bn :
Lt. Colonel Robert S. Palmer (POW 6 June)
Major Edwin A. Bedell (From 8 June)
B Co :
Captain William H. Johnson
   
307th Airborne Medical Co :
Major William H. Houston (KIA 6 June)
Major Jerry J. Belden (From 6 June)
407th Airborne Quartermaster Co :
Captain Samuel H. Mays
782nd Airborne Ordnance Main. Co :
Captain Jeff Davis, Jr
82nd Airborne Headquarters Co :
Captain George J. Claussen
82nd Airborne Signal Co :
1st/Lt. Robert B. Nerf
82nd Airborne Reco Platoon :
1st/Lt. Joseph V. Demasi
82nd Airborne Military Police :
Major Frederick G. McCollum
82nd Parachute Maintenance Co :
Captain James E. Griffin