Earl Burcher FOX

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE33546417
AGE19 yo
DATE OF BIRTH15 october 1925 VIRGINIA
ETATHornsbyville York County VIRGINIA
FAMILYParent: Marvin c FOX & Mary Lena HOGGE FOX
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT VA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT28 december 1943 Richmond VIRGINIA
COMPANYCompany K
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944fox earl tombe 1
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STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville Map Normandy American Cemetery
GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
D2819
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Combat Infantryman 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)


 
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M. et Mme Marion FOX de Hornsbyville ont le droit d'être fiers de leur famille dans cette guerre, ce qui, avec cinq fils (un tué) au service.

En haut à gauche est PVT Irvin.

Ils sont jumeaux et célèbrent leur 19e anniversaire le 15 octobre.

Au bas à gauche, le sergent Gordon Foc et à sa droite est PVT. Clyde FOX qui a été tué en action.

SOURCE INFORMATION Monty Mc DANIEL

 


Brother's Earl

 

Clyde Thomas FOX

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER33525497fox clyde t tombe
AGE20 yo
DATE OF BIRTH24 september 1924 Hornsbyville York County VIRGINIA
STATEHornsbyville York County VIRGINIA
FAMILYParent: Marvin c FOX & Mary Lena HOGGE FOX
RANKPVT
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled warehousing, storekeeping, handling, loading, unloading, and related occupationsVA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT11 February 1943 Richmond VIRGINIA

INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Leopoldville.org - Aad.archives.gov - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud