Alfred S ANDERSON

 

anderson alfred s
ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-1291076 (32012930)
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1919
STATEQueens County NEW YORK
FAMILYSingle
RANK1st Lieutenant
FONCTIONPlatoon leader
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractorNY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT30 november 1940 Jamaica NEW YORK
COMPAGNIECompany A
REGIMENT116th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION29th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944anderson alfred tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHDog Green OMAHA BEACH
CEMETERY TEMPORARY

St Laurent - N° 3505

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CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

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A912
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
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The 29th Infantry Division was a unit of the National Guard to fill its staff the staff added new soldiers from New York

On the evening of June 5, 1944, in Portland, Alexander and his comrades of the 116th Infantry Division embarked on the Javelin Empire. Commanded by Captain McLean, the ship carries 1,300 soldiers, almost all of Bedford origin, as well as 18 landing craft.

The disembarkations at Vierville were to be preceded by aerial and naval bombardments, in the half-hour before H-hour, intended to soften all the known positions and to demoralize the German troops. Day D and H were fixed so that the first waves of assault would be landed at dawn and with a low tide to discover the underwater obstacles of the beach. This timing was important. He imposed on the first waves the crossing from 250 to 300m uncovered on the beach, and it gave 30 minutes to the engineers to clear passages in the middle of the obstacles before the arrival of greater forces and reinforcements, at high tide.

diagramme des unite debarquees 06.06.1944

On June 6, the sea was low at 5:25 am, high at about 10:30 am, the sun was rising at 5:58 and H was set at 6:30 am.

 

The company A / 116 was to land with its supporters in tanks and engineering against Vierville-sur-Mer on the area of Dog Green facing the Wn71 and Wn72. Their objective was to seize the descent of Vierville then regroup to the south of Vierville before going towards the objectives inside.

On June 6, 1944, when the LCA hit the ground on Dog Green at OMAHA BEACH, the first to descend was 1st Lieutenant Alfred S ANDERSON followed by PVT Alexandre F DOMINGUEZ.

dominguez alexander LCA

This photo shows ACL / 116 LCA in which should be Alexander Dominguez approaching in the direction of Vierville. It is 6:00 am and it is still dark, the sun has just risen

omaha beach plage

The PVT Alexandre F DOMINGUEZ was touched for a moment after disembarking and his body was never found.


wn 71

wn 71 vierville

plateau

-2 mortiers GRW34 de 8 cm en campagne
-2 Tobruk 1699 avec MG34 mitrailleuses (Est et Sud)

-2 casemates double embrasure avec MG (Doppel MG) et abri

-2 abris avec citerne

2 mortiers en tobrouk
-diversess positions de
mitrailleuses dont 1  en tobrouk
-1 mortier en cuve
-1 bunkerà double embrasure avec MG
mitrailleuse (à l'arrière, sur vallon)
-1 poste d'observation en béton
- divers abris

wn 72 vierville

1 casemate type 677 avec 8,8 cm pak vers est surmonté d'1 MG34

-1 casemate type Bw968 double embrasure avec canon de 5 cm Kwk + 1 MG34

-1 tobruk avec MG antiaérienau lieu d'une tour de char

Mur antichar et petit fossé=========

Plateau

-1 casemate double embrasure avec MG (Doppel MG)

WN 72 FRONT DE MER

1 casemate type 677 avec 8,8 cm pak vers est surmonté d'1 MG34

-1 casemate type Bw968 double embrasure avec canon de 5 cm Kwk + 1 MG34

-1 tobruk avec MG antiaérienau lieu d'une tour de char

Mur antichar et petit fossé=========

Plateau

-1 casemate double embrasure avec MG (Doppel MG)

-1 pièce de 88mm encasematevers l'Est
-1 pièce de 50 mm encasemate
double embrasure
-diverses positions de
mitrailleuses dont 2 en tobrouk
-1bunkeravec MG mitrailleuse à double embrasure
sur bord plateau côté vallon
-divers abris

wn 72

 


div 29 Information on the 29th Infantry Division

INFORMATION SOURCESClive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov 
PICTURE SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Chloé LAVERNHE - Findagrave.com
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud