ARTICLES AVEC LE TAG : "517th"



Veterans · 17 janvier 2020
(Page Under Contruction) Domeneco Lo TURCO, was born in Rochester , New York on the 26 of september 1920. He first entered in the Citizen's Military training Camp army at Fort Niagara, New York, under command of the 28th Infantry from July the 6th to August the 4th. Then on the 30th of July 1940 he joined the army at Madison barracks affected to Head Quarter Battery of the 5th field Artillery Battalion.
In Memoriam · 08 janvier 2020
Shortly after landing, he died in terrible circumstances at the three-well electricity pylon, on the heights of Les Arcs, near the hamlet of Nouradons, following the orders of his officer who thought he would cut a telephone line. Daniel Fisher will be electrocuted instantly. His charred body will be left behind by his comrades before he is buried in the Draguignan cemetery. Buried : Plot D Row 6 Grave 20, Rhone American Cemetary, Draguignan, France

Veterans · 26 septembre 2019
Hoyt KELLEY came back in Southern France in 2013, at this occasion we recommand the mayor of Les Arcs to award him as a honnorate member of the town. It was also for us the opportunity to drive him where he jumped and recording his war experience : « I was in the class of 1941 so just graduating from high school and not old enough to go in the army when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. I remember well the day that seventh of December as we were rehearsing for a pageant at the Stake Tabernacle...


In Memoriam · 12 juin 2019
Engagé volontaire le 9 Juin 1943, Robert BROWN est envoyé en Europe au sein du 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion. Il participe à la campagne d'Italie puis est parachuté entre la Motte et Le Muy sur la DZ"A". Son unité en soutien du 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment va ensuite remonter vers les Alpes maritimes jusqu'à l'Escarène, où il sera tué le 5 Septembre 1944, alors que son unité appuie l'avancée de l'infanterie sur le Col de Braus.

Veterans · 20 novembre 2018
Robert T. Dodds was Born the 18th of march 1923 in Brooklin . New York. At age of 20 he joined the army on February the first 1943 . After 3 month at fort Benning Georgia at the parachute school and basic training he became part of the 517th parachute infantry regiment he specified as rifle man shooter and was then attached to light Mortar platoon in H company , 3rd Battalion. He left USA by boat to Europe in may the 17th 1944, arriving Italy the 31 of that month he took part with his unit to...

Veterans · 18 septembre 2018
Gale SWARTHOUT was born in Bath, Steuben county, New York on the 15th of february 1925. He enlisted the US army for duration of the war on the 22 of april 1943 in Rochester N.Y. army serial number 32845505. After infantry school he volonteer for paratroopers and joined the 517th parachute infantry Regiment. Attached to the Head-quarter company of the second battalion under command of Colonel Richard J.SEITZ. Sent in Europe spring 1944 his Regiment took part of the second D day. On the 15th of...