Veterans

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...

Veterans · 20 July 2022
Georges SHIRLEY was born 24th of august 1915, he join the US Army in 1942 and trained in Camp Gordon, Georgia, this fort was created in July 1941 as a infantry shool. on the 10th of june 1942, the 83rd chemical battalion was activated in this place. This battalion was designed to carry 36 mortars of 4.2 inches caliber, with each shell weighing about 25 pounds, for a total firepower effect equivalent to three 105mm howitzers. The 4.2 inch mortar brought a lethal, mid-to-close range fire support...

Veterans · 19 July 2022
(page under construction) Robert "Bob" DALRYMPLE was born in Brazil, Indiana, he was the younger brother of sister, Ruth, and brother, John. Bob retired as a full Colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers, having served as a 596th paratroop Airborne company commander in Europe from Italy to Battle of the Bulge in World War II and the following years in service to his country until retirement in 1965. In 1978 after finishing his second career as a professor at Metropolitan State University in...

Veterans · 18 July 2022
"A great officer loved by his men" ... It was a privilege to have him as one of the best supporter of our association for over 20 years. Dick SEITZ was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on Feb. 18, 1918, he grew up in that city and then attended Kansas State University where in 1939 as a junior he began dating his first wife, Bettie Jean MERRIL. That same year Dick, foreseeing WWII looming on the horizon, accepted a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. Once in the Army he went through the...

Veterans · 28 February 2022
Barthélemy SORDELLO est né le 18 août 1919 à Gardanne (Bouches du Rhône) Incorporé au 7em génie d'Avignon pour son service National, il est mobilisé en Septembre 1939 à la déclaration de guerre. A la défaite de Juin 40 il retourne à Lorgues et reprend son activité de maçon. Le 19 juillet 1941 il épouse Jeannette MATHIEU à Lorgues . Contacté par la résistance, il va se porter volontaire pour la distribution de tracts anti-gouvernement de Vichy. Lors de l'instauration du STO, le...

Veterans · 16 February 2022
Achott ARAKELIAN est né le 17 février 1925 à Sétif, Algérie. Il se destinait à la Prêtrise, il avait fait le petit puis le grand Séminaire. Mais la guerre en décide autrement. Alors étudiant, Il n’as que 18 ans et se porte volontaire , s’engage avec quelques copains le 24 décembre 1943 pour la durée de la guerre. Il est reçu par le colonel BIRABEN, commandant de la 25em escadron du train du 7èm régiment de tirailleurs Algériens. Achott ARAKELIAN est à pour poste...

Veterans · 10 February 2022
Carl Chamberlain was born July 1st, 1921 in a rural village in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York State and graduated from Draper High School, Schenevus in June of 1940. His father, a postal carrier who had been gassed during WWI while fighting in eastern France, was forced to retire in the 1930s due to chronic lung disease. After graduating from high school, Carl – the oldest of nine children –became the ‘breadwinner’ for his family, first working as a machinist at Bendix...

Veterans · 22 January 2022
Jean Paul LAMBERT est né à Seillans dans le Var le 11 octobre 1923, il perd très jeune son père qui décède des suites de la 1er guerre, après l'école communale devenu avec ses frères pupille de la nation il part faire une école de tailleur à Marseille mais n'aime pas trop cet enseignement il retourne à Seillans et trouve une place d'ouvrier agricole. Quand le gouvernement de Vichy impose les chantiers de Jeunesse. Il est envoyé avec son frère et son ami d'enfance Guy STALENQ à...

Veterans · 19 January 2022
Guido PALA est né à Gropparello, en Italie le 29 janvier 1922. Il arrive dans le var avant la guerre, et trouve un emploie à la mine de "La société des Bauxites l'Union" à Cabasses. Contacté par Albert PEDRASSI, Lucien GERARD et Louis CAVALLINI, il entre dans la résistance dés le début de l'année 1943. Il est toujours volontaire pour des missions. Il commence par la distribution de tracts clandestins sur le lieu de son travail à la mine de Cabasse. Puis porte régulièrement des...

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