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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
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...

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.

In Memoriam · 07 juin 2021
Harry Donald ALLINGHAM was born August 17, 1917, in Michigan. 1st Lieutenant in company D of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, he will be killed on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1944, in Soy, Belgium during the Ardennes offensive. . The objective of this attack was to capture and establish defensive positions on the Soy / Hotton road. The 1st battalion will accomplish its mission in two days of hard fighting and at the cost of heavy losses.

In Memoriam · 07 juin 2021
Marion L. ADAMS is born October 4th , 1917 in Kenton, Kentucky. He enlisted in the army May 26, 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky as a private. He formerly worked as electrician. He is killed by a mine explosion November 28th, 1944 after 18 months in service as part of the 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion.

In Memoriam · 07 juin 2021
Pfc James L Baney enlisted in the United States Army Airborne forces to 1943. He had attended school at Niagara District before entering the service. He was employed at the Acheson Graphite company. He received his military training at Camp Bennett, Texas, and Fort Benning, Georgia and went overseas from Maryland. He served overseas for 11 months in 5 campaigns: Rome Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe. On the 4th of February his column moved out by truck convoy, and...

In Memoriam · 05 juin 2021
Private AL DANIEL BAGGETT 38390691, US Army Paratroops. Brother of Sergeant SIDNEY LANIER BAGGETT KIA, Sergeant WILLIAM LEE BAGGETT, Private First Class OSCAR REW BAGGETT. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar G. Baggett, 1833 Southern Ave., Shreveport. He was born April 17, 1924, and was attending Louisiana State University when called to active service. He received basic training with the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 13th Airborne Division at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, and served at Fort Benning and...

In Memoriam · 05 juin 2021
Robert served as a Private First Class, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II. He resided in Hamburg, Erie County, New York prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on November 30, 1940, prior to the war, in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being employed as a Architect and also as Single, without dependents. Robert was kia during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium during the war. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

In Memoriam · 05 juin 2021
Elmer J Anderson was born on July 1, 1923. He enlisted in Philadelphia, PA. He is attached to the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division. After having participated in the Italian campaign with his brothers, he took part in the dragon operation where he was killed on the first day, August 15, 1944, while he attacked a strategic point near an enemy fuel reserve, at the crossroads of major roads. He will be awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his action that day. Everything...

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