CARLSON Carl H

 

 

Nickname "Those Blod Twins"  with his brother clarence CARLSON

 

carlson carl clarence
NUMBER OF SERVICE42119530
AGE18 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1926 to Jamestown NEW YORK
ETATChautauqua County NEW YORK
FAMILYFiancé: Marilyn M LEWIS
Parent: Carl A & Ruth L Carlson
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT NY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT5 May 1944 Fort Dix NEW JERSEY
COMPANYCompany F
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panther Division"
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944carlson carl tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville Map Normandy American Cemetery
GRAVE
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
us army div 66 262ir
STORY
CAMP BLANDING

The 66th Infantry Division was activated April 15, 1943 in Camp Blanding, Florida.


camp blanding1

The Carlson Brothers will commit on May 5, 1944. Later, he transferred to Camp Robinson, Arkansas.

They are all 2 real twins engaged the same day ...... same unit.

Their basic training took place at camp Blanding FLORIDA

The three regiments of the 66th Infantry Division arrived in England on 26 November 1944 and the rest of the division on 12 December 1944.

They will continue their formation until December 24, 1944, when the division crossed the Channel to go to Cherbourg on two Belgian boats, the Chesire and Leopoldville

A German torpedo rips the transport of Leopoldville troop only five miles from its destination in Cherbourg, and 14 officers and 748 troops have been lost.


School of Clarence and Carl (Jamestown High School, NEW YORK)


 

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)


INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Leopoldville.org
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud
TRADUCTION