Posts tagged with "517th"



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 · 01 July 2022
2nd Lt Albert M ROBINSON, Junior was born in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey in October the 25th 1920. The 1940 census list him as a 19 year old apprentice at General Electric. He volunteered paratroopers and was attached to the 517th paracgute infantry regiment. The unit was formed in early 1943 and trained at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. The 517th saw heavy fighting in the Italian Campaign in June 1944, before being transferred near Rome (Italy) to take part in Operation Dragoon in August 15th...

In Memoriam · 28 June 2022
Marvin BELL was born December 16th, 1923 in Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona. He was Private first class in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "G" Company, when he was killed in action in the first attack of "Ridge X" in the Col de Braus, September 9th, 1944. He is burried in Pomona Valley Memorial Park, California.

In Memoriam · 27 June 2022
Walter VANDERPOOL was born August 27th, 1924 in Tioga County, New York. In 1944, he is a Pvt in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Sgt Homer BEAVER,...
In Memoriam · 27 June 2022
Daniel OGNIEWSKI was born January 10th, 1923, in New York. In 1944, he is a Pfc in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Sgt Homer BEAVER, Pvt Alton...

In Memoriam · 23 June 2022
John FOUTS was born September 5th, 1923 in Oklahoma. In 1944, he is a Private in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Sgt Homer BEAVER, Pvt Alton ALLEN,...

In Memoriam · 23 June 2022
Homer Charles BEAVER was born July 11th, 1923 in Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio. In 1944, he is a Sergeant in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Pvt...

Veterans · 02 January 2022
Né aux Arcs le 13 Avril 1921, il est le frère ainé de Joseph SOLDI. Ensembles ils seront recrutés par le commandant BLANC, et deviendrons des combattants volontaires de la résistance locale sous l'égide du mouvement COMBAT. Ils habitaient tous deux à la ferme familiale des Cognasses au Sud des Arcs, il prendra part avec son frère et le groupe local a des actions de sabotage des voies ferrées.

Veterans · 23 November 2021
Mel BIDDLE est né le 28 novembre 1923 à Daleville, Indiana, il fréquente l'école primaire de Daleville et est diplômé de l'Anderson High School. Après ses études il travaille pour la société de pieces automobiles Delco Remy à Anderson jusqu'à ce qu'il soit enrôlé dans l'armée américaine en janvier 1943. Il se porte volontaire pour les parachutistes et aprés ses classes à Fort Benning et camp Toccoa, il est affecté au 517em régiment aéroporté. Avec son unité il part pour...

In Memoriam · 15 August 2021
Private Richard SAILOR was born on November 2, 1920 on the White Earth Indian Reservation, Becker County, Minnesota. Both of his parents were of Ojibwe Indian blood. His father was Frank William Sailor (Sho Ne Yah Wo Say), and his mother Lena Martin (Bah Gway Ke Gah Bow Eak). His father Frank took the surname SAILOR when he joined the US Army in 1914-1918. Their traditional Ojibwe name was originally "Be-Gay" which means "Partridge". He was wounded and gassed on the French battlefield during...

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