Andrew DEAMAMTOPULOS

 

ii
NUMBER OF SERVICE36304954 
AGE24 yo 
DATE OF BIRTH20 February 1920 
ETAT Chicago ILLINOIS 
FAMILY

Nick & Katherine DEAMANTOPULOS 

RANKPrivate First Class
FONCTIONInfantryMan 
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTServerIL
DATE of ENLISTEMENT12 November 1941 Chicago ILLINOIS 
COMPANY Company F
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panther Division"
DATE OF DEATH24 Décember 1944deamantopulos andrew n mur
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY 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

 

  

us army div 66 262ir

 

STORY

 

His parents are Greek immigrants.

His father served in the army during the First World War.

His brother John served in Usaaf.

 

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)


 

Brother's Andrew

 


 

John DEAMAMTOPULOS

 

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER--ii
AGE--- yo
DATE OF BIRTH--
STATEChicago ILLINOIS
FAMILY

Nick &  Katherine DEAMANTOPULOS

Brother: Andrew

RANK--
UNITUSSAFIL
SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org - Findagrave.com - Abmc.gov
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud
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