Posts tagged with "parachute"



In Memoriam · 11 September 2022
Willis Albert WOODCOCK was born in 1924, in Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada. He join the paratroops and his shipped overseas as part of the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment. He particpated to the Italian campaign in June 1944, and jump in southern France August 15th, 1944, in "I" Company, 3rd Battalion. On September 11, 1944, the 517th Regiment's combat team planned an attack on the Col de Braus and its surroundings, where the Germans were still very active and valiant. Company G...

In Memoriam · 10 September 2022
Joseph Mc GEEVER was born August 2, 1918, in Anaconda, Montana. He study in Montana state school and was a State college football star in the Bobcat Grid team, from 1938 to 1940. He graduated from the electrical engineering department in 1941.He enlisted in the army in February, 1942, and went overseas in May 1944, serving in Italy before the invasion.

Veterans · 01 September 2022
Cyril Peter HEYGATE, The King's Regiment, circa 1941

Veterans · 03 August 2022
Michael COMPTON was born in HAMBURG, on May 07, 1921, under the birth name of David HOFFMANN. German of Jewish religion, they will quickly be under pressure from the Nazi regime, which grew up in Germany in the 1930s. His parents decide to leave Germany and go to England. These German Jews will be numerous to follow this same path, they are known in the United Kingdom under the nickname "ALIEN", which is the name of a parliamentary act created to control this mass Jewish immigration at the...

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...

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