SOLDIER’S PROFILE

Corcoran,
William S

November 12, 1925 —

Branch of Service: Army

Unit: 17th Airborne Division

Theater of Operation: North-West Europe

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Killed in Action: No

Prisoner of War: Select One

Gender: Male

SERVICE YEARS: January 1, 1944 — January 1, 1946

(enlistment date and discharge date approximate -- month and year are correct), Inducted into Army of the United States, January 1944, in Los Angeles, California. Graduated Airborne and Demolitions Schools. Paratrooper with Demolitions Platoon, Headquarters Company, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division. Served in Battle of the Bulge, parachuted across the Rhine in Operation VARSITY. After V-E Day, served in Communications Platoon of 507th PIR during occupation of Essen, then in the 504th PIR during occupation of Berlin. Discharged January 1946 in Los Angeles, California. Recipient of the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Submission Honored By: Kerem Bilge, CDR U.S. Navy Reserve