ARTICLES AVEC LE TAG : "517th"



Veterans · 02 janvier 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 novembre 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 août 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...

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 and Gene FRICE 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,...

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 big counter attack 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...

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...

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