Ralph Daniel CRAM Jr

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE31466113 
AGE18 yo
DATE OF BIRTH9 February 1926 MAINE 
ETATSuffolk County MASSACHUSETTS 
FAMILY

Parents: Ralph D CRAM & Manilla LIBBY 

RANKP V T 
FONCTIONInfantry Man 
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT MA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1 May 1944 Fort Devens MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPANYF Company
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panther Division"
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944cram ralph d mur
STATUSKIA
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

Combat Infantryman Badge

 

Photo FDLM

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

  

us army div 66 262ir

 

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)


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud
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