Lynn Lamar BETTS

 

LynnLamarBetts
NUMBER OF SERVICE39917660
AGE19 yo
DATE OF BIRTH18 Aug 1924
Whiterocks, Uintah County, UTAH 
ETATUTAH 
FAMILY

Parents: Matthew Albert & Effie June MORRILL

Siblings: Thelma Alberta, Clinton Lloyd, Owen Jay, Mervin Morrill, Clella June & Leland D 

RANKPrivate
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractorUT
DATE of ENLISTEMENT7 July 1943  Duchesne UTAH
COMPANYCompany G
BATTALION2nd Battalion
REGIMENT  115th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION  29th Infantry Division
ARMY

Corps V

1st Army

DATE OF DEATH21 June 1944betts lynn l tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATH

Saint Lo

around st lo

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
H1730
DECORATION

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

Photo FDLM

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

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STORY

Pvt Lynn Lamar Betts was born 18 Aug 1924 in Whiterocks, Uintah, Utah, US to Matthew Albert Betts and Effie June Morrill. He was the fifth child in a family of seven. Lynn grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lynn attended Alterra High School in Roosevelt, Utah, a school that closed soon after the war. He enlisted in the US Army before graduating his senior year. Prior to enlistment, he worked a job as some type of driver. After enlisting, Lynn joined the Company G of the 115th Regiment.

According to the Morning Report of the regiment, Lynn was listed KIA on 22 Jun 1944, noting that he had died in battle the previous day. According to the After Action Report of the regiment, this would place the regiment defending just north of St. Lo.

A link to Lynn's FamilySearch page can be found here.

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29th INFANTRY DIVISION - BLUE AND GRAY

 

Activated/Activé

 Normandy/Normandie

3 Feb 1941  Days of Combat/Jour de Combat  242
   Casualties/Victimes 20 620

Entered Combat/Entré au combat

 
6 Jun1944 D-Day  

Commanding Generals/Commandants généraux

Maj. Gen. Milton A. Reckord (Feb 41 - Jan 42)
Maj. Gen. Leonard T. Gerow (Feb 42 - Jul 43)
Maj. Gen. Charles H. Gerhardt (Jul 43 - inactivation)

Campaigns/Campagnes

Normandy (6 Jun 44 - 24 Jul 44)
Northern France (25 Jul 44 - 14 Sep 44)
Rhineland (15 Sep 44 - 21 Mar 45)
Central Europe (22 Mar 45 - 11 May 45)

   

PLAN DE ROUTE DE LA CAMPAGNE - CAMPAIGN ROUTE MAP

carte campagne europe

DIVISION CHRONICLE


The 29th Infantry Division trained in Scotland and England for the crosschannel invasion, October 1942-June 1944. Teamed with the 1st Division, a regiment of the 29th (116th Infantry) was in the first assault wave to hit the beaches at Normandy on D-day, 6 June 1944. Landing on Omaha Beach on the same day in the face of intense enemy fire, the Division soon secured the bluff tops and occupied Isigny, 9 June. The Division cut across the Elle River and advanced slowly toward St. Lo, fighting bitterly in the Normandy hedge rows. After taking St. Lo, 18 July 1944, the Division joined in the battle for Vire, capturing that strongly held city, 7 August. Turning west, the 29th took part in the assault on Brest, 25 August-18 September 1944. After a short rest, the Division moved to defensive positions along the Teveren-Geilenkirchen line in Germany and maintained those positions through October. (In mid-October the 116th Infantry took part in the fighting at the Aachen Gap.) On 16 November the Division began its drive to the Roer, blasting its way through Siersdorf, Setterich, Durboslar, and Bettendorf, and reaching the Roer by the end of the month. Heavy fighting reduced Julich Sportplatz and the Hasenfeld Gut, 8 December. From 8 December 1944 to 23 February 1945, the Division held defensive positions along the Roer and prepared for the offensive. The attack jumped off across the Roer, 23 February, and carried the Division through Julich, Broich, Immerath, and Titz, to Munchen-Gladbach, 1 March 1945. The Division was out of combat in March. In early April the 116th Infantry helped mop up in the Ruhr area. On 19 April 1945 the Division pushed to the Elbe and held defensive positions until 4 May. Meanwhile, the 175th Infantry cleared the Klotze Forest. After VE-day, the Division was on military government duty in the Bremen enclave.

CHRONIQUE DE DIVISION


La 29th Infantry Division s'entraîna en Ecosse et en Angleterre pour l'invasion crosschannel, d'octobre 1942 à juin 1944. En équipe avec la 1st Division, un régiment du 29th (116th Infantry) se trouvait dans la première vague d'assaut pour frapper les plages de Normandie. Le 6 juin 1944, débarquant à Omaha Beach, le même jour, face à un feu nourri de l'ennemi, la division s'empara bientôt des falaises et occupa Isigny, le 9 juin. La Division traversa la rivière Elle et s'avança lentement vers Saint-Lô, se battant amèrement dans les rangées de haies de Normandie. Après avoir pris St. Lo, le 18 juillet 1944, la division se joignit à la bataille de Vire pour s'emparer de cette ville fortement occupée, le 7 août. Tournant vers l'ouest, le 29 a pris part à l'assaut sur Brest, 25 août-18 septembre 1944. Après un court repos, la division a déménagé à des positions défensives le long de la ligne Teveren-Geilenkirchen en Allemagne et a maintenu ces positions jusqu'en octobre. (À la mi-octobre, le 116e régiment d'infanterie prit part aux combats à Aix-la-Chapelle.) Le 16 novembre, la division commença sa route vers la Roer, traversant Siersdorf, Setterich, Durboslar et Bettendorf, et atteignant la Roer par la fin du mois. Les combats intenses ont réduit Julich Sportplatz et le Hasenfeld Gut, le 8 décembre. Du 8 décembre 1944 au 23 février 1945, la division occupe des positions défensives le long de la Roer et se prépare à l'offensive. L'attaque a sauté à travers le Roer, le 23 février, et a porté la Division par l'intermédiaire de Julich, Broich, Immerath, et Titz, à Munchen-Gladbach, le 1er mars 1945. La Division était hors combat en mars. Au début du mois d'avril, le 116th Infantry a aidé à nettoyer la région de la Ruhr. Le 19 avril 1945, la division pousse vers l'Elbe et occupe des positions défensives jusqu'au 4 mai. Pendant ce temps, le 175th Infantry a dégagé la forêt de Klotze. Après le jour de la victoire, la division était en service militaire dans l'enclave de Brême.
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