In Memoriam · 16 juin 2021
Albert J ERNST was born on the 28 Déc 1922 in Bronx County, New York. He is burried at Long Island National Cemetery East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA

In Memoriam · 16 juin 2021
Joseph "Joe" O'BRIEN was born on the 23rd of august 1923, Attached to F company 517th parachute infantry regiment, Joe was the first 517th paratrooper killed in action on Southern France "D" day by a German machine gun at German head quarter Le Serre between La Motte, Le Mitan and Le Muy on the first hour. Joe O'BRIEN was Gary L DAVIS best friend. A young funny man full of energy and with a unforgatable sense of humor. Joe is burried at Golden Gate National cemetery, San Mateo, California.

In Memoriam · 14 juin 2021
William SPEARS is born in Pensylvania in 1925 and served with the 517th Infantry Parachute Combat Team - "C" Company as a Sergent. The night of December 15-16, the Germans launched their last great offensive during that unusually harsh winter. Three German armored divisions attacked weakened allied positions in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxemburg. The attack achieved surprise, and they broke through our lines. Due to the severe weather, our aircraft were grounded, and air support and...

In Memoriam · 12 juin 2021
Hubert FORD is born in Caney, Kansas in 1925 and served with the 517th Infantry Parachute Combat Team - "C" Company, as a light machine gunner. The night of December 15-16, the Germans launched their last great offensive during that unusually harsh winter. Three German armored divisions attacked weakened allied positions in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxemburg. The attack achieved surprise, and they broke through our lines. Due to the severe weather, our aircraft were grounded, and air...

In Memoriam · 10 juin 2021
Albert J. Caraciolo was born on December 3, 1923 to Dominic and Josephine of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Albert was one of eight children. His parents owned and operated a grocery store. Albert was known as a quiet, but fun loving guy. His neighbor, Sam Ricardo remembers that he was a talented sketch artist and sketched the Chester County Courthouse and the "Old Glory” monument. Albert graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1941. He then obtained employment as a welder at the John Wood...

In Memoriam · 10 juin 2021
Bruno BARAGLIA is born in Connecticut in 1925 and was a member of company "C" of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The night of December 15-16, the Germans launched their last great offensive during that unusually harsh winter. Three German armored divisions attacked weakened allied positions in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxemburg. The attack achieved surprise, and they broke through our lines. Due to the severe weather, our aircraft were grounded, and air support and supplies...

In Memoriam · 10 juin 2021
l’attaque d’envergure du 22 juillet 1944 contre tout le secteur vas mener a des meurtres et atrocités. Le village de Aups est occupé à 6 heures du matin par une colonne venue de Brignoles. Une voiture du camp Armée Secrète du Maquis Vallier fut interceptée ; deux de ses occupants, Dominique Luciani, un des fondateurs du camp, et Antoine Chaudé furent tués. Les deux autres occupants de la voiture, blessés, mais purent en réchapper. Il n’en ira pas de même d’un camionneur de...

Veterans · 10 juin 2021
Leo DEAN was born May 3, 1924, son of Richard J. Dean and Lillian M. Hynes of Albany and Watervliet. A 1941 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, he registered for the draft the following year and went on to serve for almost three years with his beloved 517th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He saw action in Italy, southern France and the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. Leo DEAN was also part of an amphibious and airborne assault of 40,000 to 60,000 U.S. soldiers who stormed the...

Veterans · 09 juin 2021
Maurice BIMA est le frère de Jean BIMA, Maurice est né aux Arcs le 26 septembre 1924. Comme lui, à la fin de ses études il vas rejoindre l'entreprise familiale d'ébénisterie aux Arcs. Alors que leurs frère ainé Marcel sera envoyé au service du travail obligatoire en Allemagne après ses chantiers de jeunesse, les deux frères cadets vont eux rejoindre la résistance locale. Il seront sous les ordres direct du chef de sizaine René MARIUS, et du chef de trentaine Jean CHARRIER. comme...

In Memoriam · 08 juin 2021
Duane J LANTOW was nose gunner crew of the B-24G Liberator serial number 42-78202 on the 12 july 1944 He was born on March 16, 1921 in Kansas. Kansas was his home or enlistment state and Rice County. He had enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces with rank of Staff Sergeant. Service number assignment was 37213735 Duane LANTOW was attached to 461st Bomber Group, Heavy, 766th Bomber Squadron. he lost in life in service aged 23 , experienced a traumatic event which ultimately resulted in...

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