ARTICLES AVEC LE TAG : "La Motte"



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.

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 · 16 avril 2021
Engagé à 19 ans, il se porte volontaire pour les parachutistes et rejoint le 517em régiment aéroporté Américain en 1943. Après la dure formation aéroportée en Géorgie , avec son unité, il part pour combattre en Europe, débarque à Naples en mars, où il fait son baptême du feu. Début aout 1944, il est regroupé aux environs de Rome pour la préparation du débarquement de Provence. La nuit du 14 vers minuit, il embarque dans les vagues d’avions Dakota et sera parachuté à 5...

In Memoriam · 06 mars 2021
Jack Demsey FUNK, natif de Virginie fut le premier soldat tué pour la libération de Draguignan le 16 août 1944. né en 1923, il est mobilisé en juin 1943 et se porte volontaire pour les parachutistes. Après son entrainement, il est affecté au 551em bataillon aéroporté Américain, dans la compagnie B. Le 15 aout 1944, vers 18h30 il est parachuté avec son unité sur la zone comprise entre La Motte, Les Arcs et Trans en Provence. Avant le départ en Italie les officiers autorisent leurs...

Veterans · 01 novembre 2020
Alex SUTTON was born in Liverpool in November 1923 and was educated at Leamington Road School. In 1939 he joined the Air Cadet Force and later became member of the Home Guard. Aged 17 he enlisted into The Royal Welch Fusiliers in may 1941 and became a member of the airborne forces when 10th Battalion. Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hilary Vaughan Pritchard, the 10th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers was converted to the 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion in August 1942. It was...

Veterans · 01 octobre 2020
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Veterans · 29 juin 2020
Il arrive rarement dans une vie des rencontres qui en quelques minutes vous donne l'impression que vous avez été proches pour l'éternité. Gary était l'un de ces hommes, et il aura une place dans nos cœur pour le reste de nos vies. Gareth LaMont DAVIS est né à Cass Lake, régions montagneuses du Minessota le 7 juillet 1924 .. Il commence très tôt dans sa vie avec son père à passer du temps dans les forêts pour le camping mais surtout pour la chasse. Il était lycéen lorsqu'il a...

Histoire · 28 juin 2020
The 887th Engineer Company was one of the great but virtually unknow outfit of World war tow. Constituted on the 25 of august 1942, in the Army of the United States from men of Company B, 871st Airborne Engineer Battalion. It was officially activated 1 September 1942 at Westover Field, Massachusetts . The company left Westover by train at 9am on the 7th of october 1942, to Langley field Virginia. On the 15th of October the Company left United States at Chesapeare bay by ship on USS Florence...

Veterans · 15 juin 2020
Jack MERRICK was born May 7, 1921 in Strawn, Texas to Fred R. and Tennie C. Merrick. He graduated from Newsome Dougherty Memorial High School (GHS) in 1938, attended Gainesville Texas Junior College (NCTC), and the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Merrick graduated from the Civilian Pilot Training Program and received his private pilot’s license in May 1940. He graduated on may 1943, from south Plain, Lubbock army school and served as a glider pilot during World War II with the US Army Air...

Veterans · 12 juin 2020
Kaare Allan JOHNSON is born on the 21st of may 1924, he join the US Army and volunteres to paratrooper. ha was enlisted in the 596th Airborne Engineer company under command of Colonel Robert DALRYMPLE. He came un Europe with the 517th parachute infantry regiment, and became part of this unit with the 460th parachute infantry batallion named for the operation Dragoon, the 517th parachute regimental combat team. Unfortunatly, due to a non experience of the young C47 pilots, Allan JOHNSON was...

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