Frank G ASCHMANN

 

aschmann frank g
NUMBER OF SERVICE37502112
AGE-- yo
DATE OF BIRTH--
ETATWestchester County NEW YORK
FAMILY--
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT--NY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1943
COMPANYCompany F
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944aschmann frank g mur
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERY

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Combat Infantryman combat infantryman badge
 

  

us army div 66 262ir

 

STORY

Frank had his first years of school at Croton School, then continued his education at a military school in PEEKSKILL.
Frank enlisted in 1943, he was assigned to a cavalry unit.
He did his basic training at Fort RILEY then he was transferred to the school of mines of Colorado to DENVER for a special training.
Shortly after his unit is dissolved and Frank is returned to the infantry.
Frank arrived in England on December 1, 1944

 

On 14 January 1945 his parents receive the first telegram announcing his disappearance (missing in action)
On March 7, 1945 his parents receive the second telegram announcing his death

Arrived on November 26th, 1944 in England, the division polishes up its training until December 24th

In the daytime of the departure and the crossing towards France and Normandy.

The division embarks on two ships of which the SS Leopoldville which receives 262th and 264th regiment Infantry and leaves Southampton in training(formation) accompanied with four escort ships.

Arrived unless 5 miles from Cherbourg, a German submarine U-Boat 486 is in ambush and sends a torpedo to the ship.

He is touched on the starboard beam before.

802 soldiers over the 2235 which he(it) transported are killed in this drama.

Leopoldville is marine cemetery today.


memorial plaqueSee History of Leopoldville (Click on the picture)


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud