Gerald Laverne BOYER

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE37694759
AGE28 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1 february 1926
ETATFayette County IOWA
FAMILYParent: Melvin Austin BOYER & Helen MILLER BOYER
RANKPVT
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled miscellaneous occupationsIA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT7 avril 1944 Camps Dodge Herrold IOWA
COMPANYCompany I
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944boyer gerald l mur
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY 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

 

boyer gerald l stele
STORY

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)

boyer gerald presse

Brother's Gerald

Arthur j BOYER

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER37669087boyer gerald l stele frere
DATE OF BIRTH12 december 1922
STATEFayette County IOWA
FAMILYParent: Melvin Austin BOYER & Helen MILLER BOYER
RANKPFC
UNITBattery A
549th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion
IA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT20 april 1943 Fort Dodge Herrold IOWA

INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Leopoldville.org - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org - Monty McDANIEL
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud