Welcome to Home of the 463rd Parachute Field Artillery !

This website is dedicated to my close friend William 'Bill' Tingen and to all the heroes of the Battalion. 

Their Memory shall live forever !

Parachute Artillery on Training


This site started as and will always be the home of my close friend WILLIAM 'BILL' TINGEN from Greenville, NC, U.S.A.

William 'Bill' Tingen

in Jump Suit

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William 'Bill' Tingen

Fort Bragg

July 2004

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The book with the Battalion's HISTORY is 

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Main Topics

463rd Parachute Field Artillery at Lido di Roma

More dedication:

I started to build this site in 2003 to educate our youth and also others (including myself!) and to honor and thank the men who liberated our European countries in WW2. We can best honor them by teaching our children that living in freedom did not come automatically, but was restored by the efforts and sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of patriots and soldiers during World War II. 

Expressions of gratitude are never-ending and heartfelt.

First it was a page for Bill only, it remained this way until 2005 when we extended to be also the Official Home for all 463 PFA veterans and their families. This in accordance with Bill himself and other veterans of the 463rd Parachute Field Artillery.

The building of the website has never stopped, it is still 'quietly' under construction.



I would also like to address a special THANK YOU, to Tess Stinson, Kathy (Gallipau) Trefz, Ken Hesler, Marty Graham and all who I might have forgotten for all kinds of help they are giving me on this subject !


Of course also a very special THANK YOU to Bill Tingen himself, and the members of the 463rd PFA, to do me the honor allowing me to build their homepage.

History of the Battalion

The History of the 463rd Parachute Field Artillery

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Read the stories about the heroes of the Battalion

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Some other info.

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