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Veterans · 30 janvier 2020
We never had the privilege to meet Colonel Raymond L. CATO, but since the 90's we had many correspondances with him, in one of these letter he attached as a present this photo portrait of him dedicated and taken in Nice, France when he was there with his Battalion. This is one of a rare picture of him actualy on line. here is his brilliant carreer story. Colonel Raymond CATO was small in stature, but large than life as commander of the 460th Parachute field Artillery battalion during world war...

In Memoriam · 29 janvier 2020
On August 15, 1944, he jumped into Provence in the "C" battery of the 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion. Just after the jump, his group is nailed to the ground near Trans en Provence by a German machine gun nest. 2nd Lt Harry MOORE and Pfc Philip KENNAMER decide with the help of a French Bataillon de Choc soldier (Jacques DEBRAY) to neutralize the enemy machine gun. All three will be killed during the assault. Le 15 août 1944, il saute en Provence dans la batterie "C" du 460th...

In Memoriam · 28 janvier 2020
Philip KENNAMER was born on July 26, 1915, in Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma, USA. In 1934, at 19, Philip was found guilty of manslaughter after killing John GORELL in Tusla, Oklahoma. The latter plans to kidnap his girlfriend Virginia WILCOX. In 1943 he was paroled to engage airborne troops, a predestined place because a 1934 article described him as a "stuntman, he threw cars into the water, jumped out of windows, walked on the ledge from the roof of a large building "... On August 15,...

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. Unité rattachée au 517ème régiment parachutiste Américain. Il participe à la campagne d'Italie puis est parachuté entre la Motte et Trans en Provence 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...