Posts tagged with "517"

In Memoriam · 11 September 2022
Willis Albert WOODCOCK was born in 1924, in Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada. He join the paratroops and his shipped overseas as part of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He particpated to the Italian campaign in June 1944, and jump in southern France August 15th, 1944, in "I" Company, 3rd Battalion. On September 11, 1944, the 517th Regiment's combat team planned an attack on the Col de Braus and its surroundings, where the Germans were still very active and valiant. Company G...

In Memoriam · 10 September 2022
Joseph Mc GEEVER was born August 2, 1918, in Anaconda, Montana. He study in Montana state school and was a State college football star in the Bobcat Grid team, from 1938 to 1940. He graduated from the electrical engineering department in 1941.He enlisted in the army in February, 1942, and went overseas in May 1944, serving in Italy before the invasion.

In Memoriam · 28 June 2022
Richard BEDNARZ was born September 20th, 1924, in schulenburg, Fayette County, Texas. Richard enlisted 10 april 1942 at San Antonio, and joined the newly formed 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1943. After a short campaign in Italy, he jumped in southern France August 15th, 1944. Following the advance of his unit, he is in September in the maritimes alps. The 21st of September he is killed in the frontline between Col de Braus and the "Tête de la Lavina", overlooking the french forts of...