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Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
Mediterranean Theater of Operations
World War II

Insignia 1st Armored Division, "Old Ironsides"
Thomas Fowler 1A, 23 May 44
Nicholas Minue 1A/6AI, 28 Apr 43

Insignia 1st Infantry Division, "The Big Red One"
James Reese 1/26, 5 Aug 43

Insignia 2nd Armored Division, "Hell On Wheels"
Gerry Kisters 2A, 31 Jul 43

 2nd Cavalry Division

Insignia 3rd Infantry Division, "Rock of the Marne"
Maurice Britt 3, 10 Nov 43
John Dutko 3, 23 May 44
Eric Gibson 3, 28 Jan 44
Alton Knappenberger 3, 1 Feb 44
Floyd Lindstrom 3, 11 Nov 43
Henry Schauer 3, 23-24 May 44
David Waybur 3/3Recon, 17 Jul 43
Rudolph Davila 3/7, 28 May 44
Truman Olson 3/7, 30-31 Jan 44
Sylvester Antolak 3/15, 24 May 44
Herbert Christian 3/15, 2-3 Jun 44
Robert Craig, 3/15 11 Jul 43
Elden Johnson 3/15, 3 Jun 44
James Mills 3/15, 24 May 44
Arlo Olson 3/15, 13 Oct 43
Lloyd Hawks 3/30, 30 Jan 44
Patrick Kessler 3/30, 23 May 44
John Squires 3/30/1/A, 23-24 Apr 44

Insignia 9th Infantry Division, "Old Reliable"
William Nelson 9/60, 24 Apr 43

Insignia 10th Mountain Division
John Magrath 10M/85, 14 Apr 45

Insignia 34th Infantry Division, "Red Bull" (see note 1)
Robert Booker 34/133, 9 Apr 43
Mikio Hasemoto 34/133/100/B, 29 Nov 43
Shizuya Hayashi 34/133/100/A, 29 Nov 43
Yeiki Kobashigawa 34/133/100/B, 2 Jun 44
Beryl Newman 34/133, 26 May 44
Allan Ohata 34/133/100/B, 29-30 Nov 43
Leo J. Powers 34/133, 3 Feb 44
Paul Riordan 34/133, 3-8 Feb 44
Ernest Dervishian 34/135, 8 Jan 45
George Hall 34/135, 23 May 44
Furman Smith 34/135, 31 May 44
Thomas Wigle 34/135, 14 Sep 44
William Galt 34/168, 29 May 44
Kaoru Moto 34/442/100/C, 7 Jul 44
Kiyoshi Muranaga 34/442/2/F, 26 Jun 44
Shinyei Nakamine 34/442/100/B, 2 Jun 44
William Nakamura 34/442/2/G, 4 Jul 44
Frank Ono 34/442/2/G, 4 Jul 44
Kazuo Otani 34/442/2/G, 15 Jul 44
Ted Tanouye 34/442/3/K, 7 Jul 44

Insignia 36th Infantry Division, "Texas" (see note 1)
Arnold Bjorklund 36, 13 Sep 43
William Crawford 36, 13 Sep 43
James Logan 36, 9 Sep 43
Homer Wise 36/142, 14 Jun 44
Charles Kelly 36/143, 13 Sep 43
Thomas McCall 36/143, 22 Jan 44
Barney Hajiro 36/442/3/I, 19,22,29 Oct 44
Robert Kuroda 36/442/2/H, 20 Oct 44
Joe Nishimoto 36/442/2/G, 7 Nov 44
James Okubo 36/442/MedDet, 28-29 Oct, 4 Nov 44
George Sakato 36/442/2/E, 29 Oct 44

Insignia 45th Infantry Division, "Thunderbird"
Ernest Childers 45, 22 Sep 43
Jack Montgomery 45, 22 Feb 44
Van Barfoot 45/157, 23 May 44
James Slaton 45/157, 23 Sep 43
William Johnston 45/180, 17,19 Feb 44

Insignia 82nd Airborne Division, "All-American"

Insignia 85th Infantry Division, "Custer"
George Keathley 85, 14 Sep 44
Chris Carr 85/337, 1-2 Oct 44
Orville Bloch 85/338, 22 Sep 44
Robert Waugh 85/339, 11-14 May 44

Insignia 88th Infantry Division, "Blue Devil" (see note 1)
Robert Roeder 88/350/2/G, 27-28 Sep 44
Charles Shea 88/350/2/F, 12 May 44
Masato Nakae 88/442/100/A, 19 Aug 44

Insignia 91st Infantry Division, "Powder River"
Roy Harmon 91/362, 12 Jul 44
Oscar Johnson 91/363, 16-18 Sep 44

Insignia 92nd Infantry Division, "Buffalo Soldier" (see note 1)
John R. Fox 92/366, 26 Dec 44
Vernon Baker 92/370, 5-6 Apr 45
Joe Hayashi 92/442/3/K, 20,22 Apr 45
Daniel Inouye 92/442/2/E, 21 Apr 45
Yukio Okutsu 92/442/2/F, 7 Apr 45
Sadao Munemori 92/442/100/A, 5 Apr 45

 48th Combat Engineer Battalion
Joe Specker 48CEBn, 7 Jan 44

 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion (see note 2)
Paul Huff 509PIBn, 8 Feb 44

 United States Army Air Corps
Col Demas T Craw AAC, 8 Nov 42 (French Morocco)
Maj Pierpoint M Hamilton AAC, 8 Nov 42 (French Morocco)
Col John R Kane 9AF, 98BmbGrp, 1 Aug 43 (Ploesti)
1stLt Raymond L Knight 12AF, 350FtrGrp, 24-25 Apr 45 (Po Valley)
2ndLt David R Kingsley 15AF, 97BmbGrp, 23 Jun 44 (Ploesti)
1stLt Donald D Pucket 15 AF, 98BmbGrp, 9 Jul 44 (Ploesti)

 United States Navy
Ens John J Parle USN, 9-10 Jul 43 (Sicily)

Insignia Note 1: The 442nd "Go For Broke" Regimental Combat Team and its 100th "Purple Heart" Infantry Battalion were assigned or attached successively to the 34th Infantry Division (Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Anzio), the 88th Infantry Division (Rome-Arno), the 36th Infantry Division (Rhineland), and the 92nd Infantry Division (North Apennines, Po Valley) during World War II. Their 20 Medal of Honor recipients appear above within the lists of those divisions.

Note 2: The Military Lineage report on the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion indicates, "Personnel authorized to wear the insignia of the French 3d Zouaves Regiment". This is one of those serendipitous invitations for my further research!


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