Hugh R BARR

 

barr hugh r
NUMBER OF SERVICE34899908
AGE18 yo
DATE OF BIRTH15 march 1926
ETATMecklemburg County  NORTH CAROLINA
FAMILYParent: Thomas Alexander & Ila Jane BRASWELL BARR
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTShipping and receiving clerksNY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT26 april 1944 Camp Croft SOUTH CAROLINA
REGIMENT264th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944barr hugh tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERY

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
D727
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Combat Infantryman combat infantryman badge
 

  

us army div 66 262ir

 

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)


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