Help with Paratrooper names.

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Paul Pariso, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi Paul,

    The above Glider Pilot Officer was sent to Luuk just waiting for him to get back to me..

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  2. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hi Paul,

    The above Glider Pilot Officer was sent to Luuk just waiting for him to get back to me..

    Cheers
    Tom

    Hello mate,

    I sent it to Luuk ages ago as well :unsure:..........
     
  3. Pompey Pal

    Pompey Pal Member

    HI Paul,

    Mate this is the photo we were chatting about the other day.. Dave added this and when I saw this I thought that Para second in on the right back row is the one we had a chat about with the ring remember..

    Cheers
    Tom

    Hi Chaps,
    I'm not sure if any progress has been on this photo for some while [the thread has grown somewhat, so apologies if I've missed something]. But I believe some of the faces are still not identified. If hat is the case, can I chip in a name. Captain Willie Taylor, 1st Para Brigade IO, top left. A head and shoulders shot appears on another web site showing airborne officers.
    Any thoughts
     
  4. Pompey Pal

    Pompey Pal Member

    Hi All,

    I have some more Para's that need there names added to the Gentleman, any help would be great so I can add them to therte units...

    Cheers
    Tom

    Hi Tom - reference the four pictures you posted on 128, again I'm not sure that I can see any response.
    I think you'll find that the 4th picture is of Bill Carter. Bill was at the ceremony again in 2012. He comes from Gosport. His details are Private William Carter 5512209, Ist Parachute Battalion S Company 6 Platoon. He was wounded and taken prisoner on the 26th.
    Back to the drawing board for the others. I've got 3 possible names for the RA chap and 3 for the S.Staff guy sat side by side, so I'll see if I can find them elsewhere. Otherwise, I'll post the names and see if anyone else can solve it. Regards G
     
  5. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hi Chaps,
    I'm not sure if any progress has been on this photo for some while [the thread has grown somewhat, so apologies if I've missed something]. But I believe some of the faces are still not identified. If hat is the case, can I chip in a name. Captain Willie Taylor, 1st Para Brigade IO, top left. A head and shoulders shot appears on another web site showing airborne officers.
    Any thoughts

    I see a similarity but I'm not convinced mate. Thanks for your input though, this thread seems to have "died" lately :(
     
  6. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hi Tom - reference the four pictures you posted on 128, again I'm not sure that I can see any response.
    I think you'll find that the 4th picture is of Bill Carter. Bill was at the ceremony again in 2012. He comes from Gosport. His details are Private William Carter 5512209, Ist Parachute Battalion S Company 6 Platoon. He was wounded and taken prisoner on the 26th.
    Back to the drawing board for the others. I've got 3 possible names for the RA chap and 3 for the S.Staff guy sat side by side, so I'll see if I can find them elsewhere. Otherwise, I'll post the names and see if anyone else can solve it. Regards G

    The records show him as A Carter not W Carter? Guess it was a typo on behalf of the POW records. Here is a pic of him and the rest of his platoon two days before they flew to Arnhem.

    All the best.......... :)
     

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  7. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Saw this plea for help in the January 1948 issue of the Pegasus Journal. I wonder if he has been named?

    All the best.............. :)
     

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  8. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Hi Chaps,
    I'm not sure if any progress has been on this photo for some while [the thread has grown somewhat, so apologies if I've missed something]. But I believe some of the faces are still not identified. If hat is the case, can I chip in a name. Captain Willie Taylor, 1st Para Brigade IO, top left. A head and shoulders shot appears on another web site showing airborne officers.
    Any thoughts

    This pic ,1st British Airborne Division officers  --  T and no dont believe its him.
     

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  9. Pompey Pal

    Pompey Pal Member

    This pic ,1st British Airborne Division officersX --X T and no dont believe its him.

    Hi and thanks for the link. That was the site I was thinking off. I note that it now only has this pic on Taylor. There was a time last year when it had two pics, the other being the head and shoulders from the group shot in item 1. So someone had obviously connected the two faces at some point, but now had a change of heart.
    I had my doubts, but thought it was at least worth offering a name to see what everyone else thought and I'm more than happy to agree with the view that Paul and you share.

    So then chaps - as we are no further on, who is it?
     
  10. Pompey Pal

    Pompey Pal Member

    The records show him as A Carter not W Carter? Guess it was a typo on behalf of the POW records. Here is a pic of him and the rest of his platoon two days before they flew to Arnhem.

    All the best.......... :)

    Thanks Paul - you are a marvel for keep digging up these pics.
     
  11. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Hi and thanks for the link. That was the site I was thinking off. I note that it now only has this pic on Taylor. There was a time last year when it had two pics, the other being the head and shoulders from the group shot in item 1. So someone had obviously connected the two faces at some point, but now had a change of heart.
    I had my doubts, but thought it was at least worth offering a name to see what everyone else thought and I'm more than happy to agree with the view that Paul and you share.

    So then chaps - as we are no further on, who is it?

    I think it's back to "square one" mate :(
     
  12. Sussex by the Sea

    Sussex by the Sea Senior Member

    Just spotted this pic on Camden WW2. Does any one have any ideas on unit names and also the PJI?


    Steve
     

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  14. SallyD

    SallyD Member

    Can anyone help with identifying these paras please? Have also posted on 10th Battalion link. Back row first on left on both is my uncle, Pte. Frank Burton.
    Thanks
    Sally
     

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  15. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Possible Match?

    Have a look at this one guys and tell me what you think. The same man or not??

    All the best :salut:
     

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  16. SallyD

    SallyD Member

    I now have the 3rd photo which is believed to have been taken at Spanhoe during the 4 hour delay. Anybody recognise anyone from this?
    Sally 3rd photo taken at  Spanhoe Sept 1944.jpg
     
  17. Paula morris

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  18. Paula morris

    Paula morris Member


    Hi,

    My great uncle was in 10 Para and died on the 2nd drop. Is your site still active? I'm trying to research him after unexpectedly finding a bundle of letters and other artefacts in an inherited house. Going to Arnhem in a few weeks on the back of this. Any info would be great. Thanks.
     
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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Paula
    Tom has not been on the forum for a few years.
    The website on the link does not work

    regards
    Clive
     
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  20. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Paula - You might be interested in the book on 10 Para that was published a couple of years ago. It will certainly help you to identify and visit the locations around Arnhem where your Great Uncle, John Morris, fought and died. He is mentioned in the book as being a member of D Company, 18 Platoon.

    John
     

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