My dad was in the 17th AB 513 PIR.Sadly, I do not have any info on your ubcle, but I do know somthing about the unit and where it was and when.I think that your Uncle died on the opening day of project "varsety"This was the invasion of Germany and was biggest Airborn invasion ever.The stratigy was to drop the AB right on top of the German positions. Unlike the behind the lines drops of mormandy.
This resulted in a sucessful attack, but it also resulted in the 17ths having more casualties on that day than the combined total of both the 82AB ande the 1o1st AB on D-Day. From what I know about the battle. your uncle must have been a brave man.Was he in the Ardeenes during the battle of the bulge?
I have more data and will look up info if you like.