Concetto  J. CARACOGLIA

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE31342754 
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1915 San Marin ITALIE
ETATHartford County CONNECTICUT
FAMILYSingle
RANKTechnician 4th Class
FONCTIONInfantry Man
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTDriverCO
DATE of ENLISTEMENT7 April 1943 Hartford CONNECTICUT
COMPANYMedical Detachment
BATTALION2nd Battalion
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panther Division"
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944caracoglia concetto 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
Wall of Missing
DECORATION

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal 

Combat Infantryman Badge

Photo FDLM

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

  

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STORY

According to testimonies, the men assigned to the Medical Detachment remained on the bridge of Leopoldville to treat the wounded rather than save their own lives .....

There were only 8 survivors in the medical detachment of whom 3 will be hospitalized.

The body of 19 men from the medical detachment was never found ........

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
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud