Roll Of Honor

Roll of HONOR

By General Order 20, Fifth Army, the 463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion was activated on the Anzio beachhead, one-half mile southeast of Borgo Bainsizza, Italy, on February 20, 1944, with equipment and personnel from Headquarters, A and B batteries of the 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division.  At the same time, the 456th PFAB, with its remaining C and D batteries, was transferred from the North African Theater of Operations to the European Theater of Operations for movement to England with the 82nd Airborne.

 

On its activation date, the 463rd PFAB consisted of 25 officers, two warrant officers, and 357 enlisted personnel, all 456th PFAB veterans of the airborne invasion of Sicily July 10, 1943, and its subsequent combat activities in Italy prior to February 20, 1944.  Additional personnel for Batteries C and D were added later.

 

It is thus that the Roll of Honor listed below also takes note of the previous comrades in arms of the 456th PFAB whose lives were lost in battle prior to the activation of the newly-designated battalion.

 

Sources of this information include: United States Army, Quartermaster General’s Office, Rosters of World War II Dead (all services); U.S. Army; American Battle Monuments Commission; Unit History, 463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion.

 

A special thanks to Mr. Ken Hesler (WWII, 463PFA/D) for the checking, updates and additional information.

Roll of Honor: 463rd PFAB from activation February 20, 1944 until cessation of hostilities April 1945


LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

MI

ENTERED SERVICE FROM

RANK

SERVICE #

LOCATION

BATTERY

DATE

CEMETERY SITE

AWARDS

ADLER

Frisbie

M.

Unknown

PFC

37539541

Belgium

HQ

12/29/44

USA, Missouri

Unknown

BRYAN

Rester

W.

Unknown

CPL

14008019

Belgium

HQ

12/25/44

USA, South Carolina

Unknown

BUTTS

Ollie

F.

Unknown

PVT

35129578

Belgium

HQ

12/25/44

Mobile National Cemetery, Alabama

Unknown

CONNOLLY

Raymond

J.

New York

PFC

32113988

Belgium

A

12/27/44

Luxemburg American Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Plot G Row 9 Grave 18

Purple Heart

GILL

John 

C.

Ohio

2 LT

O1047534

Belgium

C

12/26/44

Luxemburg American Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Plot D Row 3 Grave 9

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Belgium Croix de Guerre

HALL

John

T.

Unknown

PFC

11107566

Belgium

M/Det.

12/25/44

Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, NJ

Unknown

HAY

John

J.

New York

PVT

32728747

So. France

Unknown

08/23/44

Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France.

Plot C Row 4 Grave 14

Purple Heart

HICKENLOOPER

Howard

L.

Utah

PVT

6556955

Belgium

C

12/26/44

Luxemburg American Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Plot B Row 8 Grave 43

Purple Heart

HULSHIZER

Allen

H.

Unknown

PVT

13112165

So. France

Unknown

08/15/44

USA, Pennsylvania

Unknown

JOZEFSKI

Chester

B.

Unknown

PVT

32673914

So. France

HQ

08/15/44

USA, New York

Unknown

LEGG

Theodore

N.

West Virginia

PFC

35201146

So. France

HQ

08/15/44

Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France.

Plot B Row 9 Grave 12

Purple Heart

PEARO

Dale

A.

Michigan 

PVT

36877837

Belgium

A

12/26/44

Luxemburg American Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Plot I Row 8 Grave 3

Purple Heart

RAGSDALE

James

C.

Unknown

PVT

38017693

Belgium

B

12/20/44

USA, Oklahoma (Note: date is WIA)

Unknown

RAY

John

P.

Unknown

PVT

34005401

So. France

Unknown

08/23/44

Unknown

Unknown

RUELL

George

P.

New York

PFC

12153037

So. France

Unknown

08/23/44

Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France.

Plot C Row 1 Grave 23

Purple Heart

SADA

Bada

P.

California

T/4

39841070

Italy

Unknown

03/04/44

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot I Row 10 Grave 5

Unknown

SCHOENECK

George

W.

Arkansas

1 LT

O1183182

Belgium

HQ

01/16/45

Luxemburg American Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Plot D Row 8 Grave 14

Air Medal

with 4 Oak

Leaf Clusters

TERRY

Jack

S.

Unknown

2 LT

O11677667

Belgium

HQ

01/16/45

USA, Alabama

Unknown

WHISHAM

Cyril

J.

California

T/5

39006997

Belgium

C

01/01/45

Luxemburg American Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Plot F Row 5 Grave 7

Purple Heart

Luxemburg American Cemetery


PFC Raymond J. CONNOLLY

PVT Dale A. PEARO

2LT John C. GILL

1LT George W. SHOENECK

PVT Howard L. HICKENLOOPER

TEC5 Cyril J. WHISMAN

Rhône American Cemetery


A special thanks to the Superintendent of the Cemetery Mr. Carlos A. Castello

PVT John J. HAY

PFC Theodore N. LEGG

PFC George P. RUELL

Roll of Honor: 456th PFAB from July 1943 until February 20,1944


LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

MI

ENTERED SERVICE FROM

RANK

SERVICE #

LOCATION

BATTERY

DATE

CEMETERY SITE

AWARDS

BALDWIN

Lewis

W.

Ohio

CPL

6988953

Sicily

C

7/11/43

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot E Row 7 Grave 48

Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart

BLOUNT

Ben

F.

Tennessee

PVT

20458092

Sicily

A

7/10/43

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot B Row 12 Grave 10

Purple Heart

BOUCHER, JR.

Edward

R.

Unknown

SGT

Unknown

Sicily

C

7/11/43

USA, Michigan

Unknown

CABALI

Theodore


Unknown

T/5

Unknown

Sicily

HQ

7/10/43

USA, Louisiana

Unknown

DERBY

Charles

G.

Unknown

1 LT

Unknown

Sicily

A

7/12/43

USA, Massachusetts

Unknown

DODSON

Robert

W.

Unknown

PFC

8233768

Sicily

C

10/25/43

USA, Arkansas

Unknown

DORAN

Maurice

P.

Unknown

PVT

37384980

Sicily

A

7/11/43

USA, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Unknown

DOSTER

Claude

A.

Georgia

T/4

14041961

Sicily

A

7/12/43

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot E Row 4 Grave 43

Purple Heart

HARRIS

Joseph

D.

Unknown

CAPT

O389302

Italy

HQ

2/5/44

USA, New York

Unknown

HIGDON

John

B.

Oklahoma

1LT

O1165403

Italy

HQ

2/5/44

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot F Row 15 Grave 14

Purple Heart

LAKOMY

Edward 

G.

Illinois

PVT

36002204

Sicily

C

7/11/43

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot H Row 15 Grave 23

Purple Heart

LANGFELT

Robert

D.

Unknown

PVT

37228443

Italy

HQ

5/24/44

USA, Missouri

Purple Heart

RIMM

John


Unknown

PFC

7021969

Italy

HQ

1/8/44

USA, Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, VA

Unknown

ROSENBUSCH

Richard

F.

Unknown

CPL

36050035

Italy

B

10/1/43

USA, Illinois

Unknown

ROSS

Lee

M.

California

PVT

6576125

Sicily

A

15/7/43

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot J Row 3 Grave 36

Purple Heart

SHALONIS

Anthony

W.

Pennsylvania

SGT

6890379

Sicily

B

7/13/43

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot J Row 1 Grave 67

Purple Heart

SPARKES

William

N.

Unknown

1LT

O451976

Italy

HQ

2/5/44

USA, Massachussets

Unknown

WILLIAMS

Trafford

H.

Unknown

PVT

34080305

Sicily

C

7/10/43

USA, Georgia

Unknown

WILLIS

Carroll

F.

Texas

1LT

O1168978

Sicily

C

7/11/43

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Plot D Row 15 Grave 21

Bronze Star, Purple Heart

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