World War II

Currahees Killed in Action


General Dwight D. Eisenhower talks to Troopers of the 101st Airborne Division before D-Day invasion.

European African Mid Eastern Campaign Ribbon

The following troopers are identified as serving with the 101st Airborne Division 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II. If you can help identify their unit, dates, location, or other information, please contact me.

Check back often as this page will change. There were 670 Currahees reported killed during World War II up to January 1945. Currahees died in the following battles, 231 at Normandy, 176 in Holland, and 103 at Bastogne. In the three battles 344 Currahees were missing or captured and 1559 were wounded or injured, this project will take some time.



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CURRAHEE THANKS to:

George Koskimaki, his books are used constantly and his additions and corrections are gladly accepted. George was assigned to the Signal Company of the 101st Airborne Division and spent part of his wartime experience as comabat radioman for the division commander, Major General Maxwell D. Taylor.

William J. Stone for his research and memory, much of which has landed on these pages. Jay served with the 321st Glider Field Artillery Battalion and jumped with the 3/506 in Holland.

Bernhard Florissen from Opheusden Holland and Cees Jansen for providing information for this page. Bernhard was born in 1944 and was instrumental in the dedication of a plaque on the bridge where Major Oliver Horton was killed. Cees is younger but remembers his mothers stories of the 101st Airborne encampment in her parent's barn. Both continue to pass on the history of what happened in their homeland and the 101st Airborne Division.



These pages are maintained by:
Kevin Kilkenny, Administrator
506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile Air Assault)
950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150
Folsom, CA 95630
Telephone: Toll free: 1-855-506-0506
Fax: 916-932-2209
This page updated 04/27/13