ARTICLES AVEC LE TAG : "la motte"



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...

Musée virtuel · 02 juin 2020
Après le second conflit mondial, des tonnes d'équipement militaire de l'armée américaine sont restés sur les champs de bataille. La plupart ont étés détruits mais beaucoup ont étés utilisés par la population civile. Très peu ont survécus après plus de 75 ans. Cette histoire commence en août 1944 lorsque Pierrot, un jeune garçon français de douze ans d'un petit village du sud de la France, jouait après l'école dans les planeurs qui venaient atterris dans les vignobles autour...

Veterans · 20 mai 2020
Sergeant TUCKER and the incredible story of the German Head-Quarter in La Motte. Southern France : He joined the airborne in may 1943, from a Royal Artillery where he was a pre-war TA Sergeant, but willingly dropped a rank to do so. After Hardwick and Ringway parachute school, he joined the 5th Scottish battalion in the summer of 1943 in time to leave for north Africa. Once in the middle East he took part in the 1st Airborne division landing at Taranto in 1943 and fought from november 43 to may...

Veterans · 01 mai 2020
There is some people you meet one day in your life, and they host a place in your Heart for ever. Charlie and his lovely wife Rena were that kind of people. They came in La Motte and Le Muy, southern France landing zone for the 50th anniversary, August 1994. we spend those days together, trying to locate the place he landed on his glider, places he was , and villages he liberated. Charlie was born on september the 28th 1925, he join the army and was soon volonteer for airborne training....

Musée virtuel · 23 avril 2020
Il fut connu par une célèbre photo du débarquement de Provence, qui illustre pour la plupart des livres d'histoire la progression des allées dans le Sud. le parachutiste américain John JEWELL, du 517em régiment aéroporté , de la compagnie "F" du 2em bataillon , Ci dessous la photo de gauche, est la plus connue, à droite, bien plus rare un plan fait le même jour par le reporter des armées. He was known by a famous photo of the southern France landing , which illustrates for the most...

Veterans · 22 avril 2020
IL est le commandant en chef de l'opération aéroportée de Provence, le père des "Diables rouges". Robert Tryon Frederick est né le 14 mars 1907 à San Francisco. Il a fréquenté la Staunton Military Academy de 1923 à 1924 et la United States Military Academy (USMA) à West Point de 1924 à 1928. Une fois diplômé de West Point, New York, il a été nommé sous-lieutenant du Coast Artillery Corps of the United Armée des États. Il est diplômé du U.S.Army Command and General Staff...

Veterans · 16 février 2020
A brave soldier who was part of the very formation of the Parachute Regiment and served throughout the war as Part of the 4th Battalion with distinction. He was born on 20th February 1925 Wanting to fight for his country when the war broke out he went to the recruiting centre on 21st September 1941 whilst only sixteen years old and stated that he was born in 1923. He enlisted into the London Irish Rifles and almost immediately volunteered for the newly formed Parachute Regiment, then under the...

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