In Memoriam

In Memoriam · 26 août 2021
Alphonse AMIEL est né le 22 novembre 1907 à Port de Bouc dans les Bouches du Rhône. Engagé dans la marine Nationale au port de Marseille, il sera chargé, avec le grade d'Adjudant, du commandement d'une équipe de déminage et sera envoyé sur la zone de parachutage et d'atterrissage du secteur Les Arcs, Trans en Provence et La Motte dans le Var. En ce 22 février 1945, il travaille sur le lieu de l'ancien dépôt d'essence Allemand situé en 1944 entre le château de Valbourges à la Motte...

In Memoriam · 15 août 2021
Private Richard SAILOR was born on November 2, 1920 on the White Earth Indian Reservation, Becker County, Minnesota. Both of his parents were of Ojibwe Indian blood. His father was Frank William Sailor (Sho Ne Yah Wo Say), and his mother Lena Martin (Bah Gway Ke Gah Bow Eak). His father Frank took the surname SAILOR when he joined the US Army in 1914-1918. Their traditional Ojibwe name was originally "Be-Gay" which means "Partridge". He was wounded and gassed on the French battlefield during...

In Memoriam · 29 juillet 2021
Cette stèle, de petite taille, est hélas difficilement repérable . Elle se situe sur la départementale 13, après le village du hameau des Breguières à Fox Amphoux à environ 3 kilomètres en direction de Montmeyan. Elle rend hommage au Colonel THOMAS de Montfort, et au résistant Bojan POPOFF de Carcès. Malgré l'ordre des alliés le 15 aout 1944 aux civils et forces de la résistance de ne pas se déplacer afin de facilité le mitraillage de convois ennemis sur les routes furent pris...

In Memoriam · 27 juillet 2021
Henri GUILLOT est né à Hendaye, en 1921, fils de commerçants de Toulon, célibataire, cet étudiant catholique avait été Compagnon de France. Libéré des Chantiers de jeunesse, il prit la gérance du restaurant communautaire des Compagnons à La Seyne sur mer (Var) du 12 février 1942 au mois d’avril 1943. Réfractaire au Service du travail obligatoire (STO) en 1943, il prend le Maquis en Haute-Savoie à Mont-Saxonnex dans un groupe de résistant ou il deviens chef de trentaine de...

In Memoriam · 16 juin 2021
Albert J ERNST was born on the 28 Déc 1922 in Bronx County, New York. He is burried at Long Island National Cemetery East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA

In Memoriam · 16 juin 2021
Joseph "Joe" O'BRIEN was born on the 23rd of august 1923, Attached to F company 517th parachute infantry regiment, Joe was the first 517th paratrooper killed in action on Southern France "D" day by a German machine gun at German head quarter Le Serre between La Motte, Le Mitan and Le Muy on the first hour. Joe O'BRIEN was Gary L DAVIS best friend. A young funny man full of energy and with a unforgatable sense of humor. Joe is burried at Golden Gate National cemetery, San Mateo, California.

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 · 12 juin 2021
Hubert FORD is born in Caney, Kansas in 1925 and served with the 517th Infantry Parachute Combat Team - "C" Company, as a light machine gunner. 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...

In Memoriam · 10 juin 2021
Albert J. Caraciolo was born on December 3, 1923 to Dominic and Josephine of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Albert was one of eight children. His parents owned and operated a grocery store. Albert was known as a quiet, but fun loving guy. His neighbor, Sam Ricardo remembers that he was a talented sketch artist and sketched the Chester County Courthouse and the "Old Glory” monument. Albert graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1941. He then obtained employment as a welder at the John Wood...

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...

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