ARTICLES AVEC LE TAG : "517th"



Veterans · 02 juillet 2021
John BRADOVICH was born on October the first 1924 and was a lifelong Chisholm resident. After graduation from Chisholm High School in 1942, John join the US Army. When the United States entered World War II in December 1941, Fort Snelling, Saint Paul, Minnesota, became the induction point for more than 300,000 men and women who joined the armed forces. At its height in 1942, the Reception Center was capable of processing approximately 800 recruits each day. John BRADOVICH was sent to the Fort,...

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 · 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...

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 · 07 juin 2021
William Franklin BALDWIN was born on June 13, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas. Technician 5th grade within the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the "Hq" company of the 1st battalion. He was killed on August 16, 1944, barely a day after the start of the airborne operation in the south of France. Even if the circumstances of his death are unknown, everything suggests that he was killed during the German counter offensive in Les Arcs sur Argens, a counter offensive which aimed to retake the...

In Memoriam · 07 juin 2021
Edgar ATTEBERY was born on June 9, 1924, and enlisted in the state of Washington. He is a sergeant in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in company D. He will be killed in action on the front line in the Maritime Alps on September 27, 1944. at the age of 20.

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