Posts tagged with "killed in action"



In Memoriam · 01 July 2022
2nd Lt Albert M ROBINSON, Junior was born in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey in October the 25th 1920. The 1940 census list him as a 19 year old apprentice at General Electric. He volunteered paratroopers and was attached to the 517th paracgute infantry regiment. The unit was formed in early 1943 and trained at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. The 517th saw heavy fighting in the Italian Campaign in June 1944, before being transferred near Rome (Italy) to take part in Operation Dragoon in August 15th...

In Memoriam · 28 June 2022
Marvin BELL was born December 16th, 1923 in Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona. He was Private first class in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "G" Company, when he was killed in action in the first attack of "Ridge X" in the Col de Braus, September 9th, 1944. He is burried in Pomona Valley Memorial Park, California.

In Memoriam · 28 June 2022
Richard BEDNARZ was born September 20th, 1924, in schulenburg, Fayette County, Texas. Richard enlisted 10 april 1942 at San Antonio, and joined the newly formed 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1943. After a short campaign in Italy, he jumped in southern France August 15th, 1944. Following the advance of his unit, he is in September in the maritimes alps. The 21st of September he is killed in the frontline between Col de Braus and the "Tête de la Lavina", overlooking the french forts of...

In Memoriam · 27 June 2022
Walter VANDERPOOL was born August 27th, 1924 in Tioga County, New York. In 1944, he is a Pvt in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Sgt Homer BEAVER,...
In Memoriam · 27 June 2022
Daniel OGNIEWSKI was born January 10th, 1923, in New York. In 1944, he is a Pfc in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Sgt Homer BEAVER, Pvt Alton...

In Memoriam · 23 June 2022
John FOUTS was born September 5th, 1923 in Oklahoma. In 1944, he is a Private in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Sgt Homer BEAVER, Pvt Alton ALLEN,...

In Memoriam · 23 June 2022
Homer Charles BEAVER was born July 11th, 1923 in Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio. In 1944, he is a Sergeant in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Pvt...

In Memoriam · 23 June 2022
Clarence OLSON was born July 23rd, 1910 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. He is killed in action October 1st, 1944 in the maritimes Alps as part of the 602nd Glider Field Artillery Battalion.

In Memoriam · 23 June 2022
Arthur LUPONE was one of the three artillery forward observers of "A" Battery, 602nd Glider Field Artillery Battalion who was killed in Col de la Madone, in the Maritims Alps. Their Jeep Drove over a Tellermine.

In Memoriam · 23 June 2022
Louis LESMEISTER was one of the three artillery forward observers of "A" Battery, 602nd Glider Field Artillery Battalion who was killed in Col de la Madone, in the Maritims Alps. Their Jeep Drove over a Tellermine.

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