194th Glider Infantry Regiment Photos

199091 Bulge, Houmont, 194th

Cpl. Charles S. McNulty, 2075 Beaver Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA, stops for a moment of prayer before joining his division near Houmont, Belgium.

325646 Bulge 194th, Medic, calf

Medics of the First Battalion, 194th GIR, 17th Airborne Division, work on the leg of a calf near Bastogne, Belgium. Sterling E. Tucker, Harold R. Hilsabeck, PFC John C. Smith, 14 Jan 45.

256582 Varsity, Loading Glider

Pvt. Arthur Schneidle, 303 W. Dominick St. Rome, NY and PFC Adna Browning, Mechanicsville, IL, carry six-pounder high explosives to glider of 17th Airborne Division at airport in Coulmier, France, prior to takeoff on First Allied Airborne Army's invasion of Rhine River, Germany

204846 194th, loading Glider

L-R: 1st Sgt. Cecil Halstead, Mt. Lookout, WV, and Flight Officer Harold B. Kennedy, 716 E. 6th St., Colorado City, TX, lash 81mm mortar rounds in 17th Airborne glider prior to mission.

204845 194th, Varsity, Glider

Cpl. Clinton L. Hemsley, 3116 McKinley, San Diego, CA, US 17th Airborne Division, puts new windshield in glider. Glider is equipped with new type Griswold nose. Coulmier, France.

203332 194th Loading Glider

A jeep is backed into a glider during preparations of the First Allied Airborne Army's invasion of Germany, east of the Rhine River. 3/21/45 Coulmier, France

203325 194th Gliders

C-47 tow planes and gliders line up at marshaling area prior to take off of the First Allied Airborne Army for Rhine River crossing and landings in Wesel, Germany. France, March 23, 1945.

203324 194th Gliders

A rope is attached to a C-47 plane and glider in preparation for takeoff of the First Allied Airborne Army Rhine River crossing in Germany.

203323 194th Varsity

PFC Hal D. Coron, 218 5th St., Two Harbors, MN and Pvt. Antonio S. Enciao, 2218 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL, infantrymen with the First Allied Airborne Army in France, relax with a paper before takeoff on Rhine River crossing and landing at Wesel, Germany.

204783 194th Varsity, Sniper

Men of the 194th GIR, First Allied Airborne Army, spotted sniper hideout in hayloft of barn near Schermbeck. Machine gun bullets fired hay.

203310 194th POWs

Pvt. Herbert Norman, Farmville, NC, 194th GIR MP of the First Allied Airborne Army, brought in these young Nazi PWs, aged respectively 14 and 15 years old. They gave our troops quite a bit of resistance, and upon capture, after having exhausted their ammuntion were quite arrogant, still believed that Hitler would see that Germany would win the war.

245762 Germany, 194th,Drawing-Beer

Sgt. Vincent Centoni, Bakersfield, CA, draws some beer for his men and Capt. E. Schubert, Staten Island, NY, in Munster, Germany. They are about 200 yards from the front lines, with German 88s falling close by. Both men are with the 194th Glider Infantry of the 17th Airborne Division, First Allied Airborne Army

253935 194th Munster

Infantrymen of the 194th Regiment move up to regroup in the German city of Munster. This outfit-a glider infantry regiment of the First Allied Airborne Army has spearheaded almost every attack and move-up of the 17th Airborne Division.

326608 194F Munster

T/5 Wong Chice, 18 Hudson St., Boston, MA, Sgt. Tom Canada, Huggins, MO, Pvt. Clarke Tyler, Rt 7, Box 85, S. Charleston, WV, PFC Raymond Argelastro, 710 S. Warnock St., Phila, PA, PFC Alfred Ribocio, 224 Chestnut St., Rehoboth, MA, S/Sgt. Earle Ringler, Salisburg, PA, PFC Hurschel F. Harrison, River Road, LA, and Pvt. Richard Smolinski, Omaha, NE receiving their first cigarettes since they landed east of the Rhine, in Munster, Germany. All men are with F Co., 194th GIR, 17th Airborne Division,

438539 194th Longerbeam DFC Medic

PFC Herman F. Longerbeam, Culpepper, VA, a combat medic, 1st Battalion, 194th GIR, 17th Airborne Division, displays the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary herosim during the bitter winter campaign in the Ardennes Forest (Maj. Gen. Ernest Harmon has just made the presentation).

204680 194th Duisberg, Flag Raising

Pvt. Stanley A. Lilipski, Cleveland, OH, and Cpl. Farley V. Huddleston, Charleston, WV, raise the American flag in Duisberg, Germany. 1st Lt. William Lanston, Dallas, TX, presents arms while the flag is raised officially for the first time in this German city.

245845 Duisberg, Baptism, 194th

On the Rhine near Duisberg, baptism is conducted for men of the 17th Airborne Division. L-R: Capt. (Chaplain) CC Cartee, Chattanooga, TN, who holds Silver Star for service in the "Battle of the Bulge", Cpl. LG Bakeman, Chattanooga, TN, PFC Calvin Surette, Anniston, AL, Pvt. Leslie W. Hinsey, Pierre, SD, Cpl. William P. Crooks, Vandergrift, PA, PFC EM Stroops, Hunnington Park, CA, Pvt. Earl L Frame, St. Joseph, MO, PFC Oren R Mason, Thomasville, NC, and Sgt. Wendell E Kaufman, Cinncinati, OH.

323776 Duisberg, 194th Baptism

Men of the 194th Glider Regiment, 17th Airborne Division, wade ashore after baptismal in the Rhine River at Duisberg, Germany. May 11, 1945.

254019 194th Duisburg

A patrol of troops from the 194th GIR, 17th Airborne Division, First Allied Airborne Army, march through the streets of Duisberg, Germany.

C Company, 194th GIR Photos

2nd Platoon Mortar Squad

Frank J. Bloniak (back row second from right) was killed in the glider crash at Greenham Common 12 Dec1944. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Richard L Wise, C Company 194th

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Richard L Wise

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Richard L Wise

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Richard Wise and Comrades

Richard L. Wise on right. Other men unidentified. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Still On Guard

Richard Wise (left), "Garvin" on right. Photo dated 16 Mar 1945 on back. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Wise and Group

Richard Wise is front row, center. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Wise at Mackall

Richard Wise at Camp Mackall. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Richard Wise and Friends

Wise is second from left. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Richard Wise

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Richard L Wise On Right

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Richard L Wise

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Richard Wise on Right

Man on left unidentified. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Wise on Right

Man on left unidentified. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Richard Lee Wise

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Richard Wise Salutes

Other man unidentified. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Wise and Friend

Other man unidentified. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Richard Wise in Duisberg, Germany

Other man unidentified. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

Wise

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Richard and Vernie Wise 2006

Richard Wise and wife Vernie, 2006. Photo courtesy of Scion Kerri Whitaker.

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