Anthony F CACACE

cacace anthony
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER32874157
AGE20 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1924 NEW YORK
ETATNEW YORK
FAMILYMère Louise M CACACE
RANKStaff Sergeant
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENTCuisinierNY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT25 march 1943 New York City NEW YORK
COMPANYCompany E
BATTALION 
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 December 1944cacace anthony tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY
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War of Missing
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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)


SOURCES INFORMATIONS Clive TIRLEMONT
SOURCES PHOTOSClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMEURSFrédéric & Renaud
TRADUCTION