Homer J. COMBS

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-1283214 (36043833)/th>
AGE31 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1913 OKLAHOMA
STATEILLINOIS
FAMILYSingle
RANKFirst lieutenant
FONCTIONPlatoon commander
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled drillers, extraction of minerals and constructionILLINOIS
DATE of ENLISTEMENT29 july 1941 Chicago ILLINOIS
COMPANYCompany B
BATTALION1st Battalion
REGIMENT502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
DIVISION101st Airborne Division
DATE OF DEATH11 june 1944combs homer j tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSaint Come Du Mont
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
F710
DECORATION
Bronze StarPhoto FDLM
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Photo FDLM div 101 502pir
STORY
On day D-Day he would have played a role in attacking the German cantonment's Wxyz complex at the place known as "Les Mezieres"
The objective of the 502nd PIR was to take the 4 bridges that lead from Saint Come Du Mont to CARENTAN.
On June 11, 1944, at 4:00 am the men of the 502 PIR with Lieutenant Colonel COLE attacked CARENTAN.
The men move on the side of the Ingouf farm.
He died in the afternoon of June 11, 1944, mortally wounded by a bullet in the forehead.
He and his men would be responsible for stopping a German counterattack on one of the flanks of the Ingouf farm
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INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud