Roy Warren GEYER

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER36351713
AGE28 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1916
STATECook County ILLINOIS
FAMILYSeparated, with dependents
RANKS/Sergeant
FONCTIONRadio
JOB before ENLISTEMENTUnskilled machine shop and related occupationsILLINOIS
DATE of ENLISTEMENT19 june 1942 Chicago ILLINOIS
REGIMENT49th Troop Carrier Squadron
DIVISION GROUP313th Troop Carrier Group
ARMY9th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH6 june 1944geyer roy w tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSte-Mère-Eglise
DATA PLAN

Douglas C-47 - type A-15-DK - s/n 42-92868 N2*? "T"

C 47 douglas

 

Macr: 7982

Mission: Transport 16 paras 508ePIR - Mission Boston #22 - DZ:N (Picauville)

Take Off: 5 June 44 at 23:20 Station 484 Folkingham, LINCOLNSHIRE

Defeated by the flak after the paratroopers released at 02h30
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Air Medal + 2 Oak Leaf ClustersPhoto FDLM
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
f9aftroopcarriercommand badge
 
 

Crew of Douglas C-47 - type A-15-DK - s/n 42-92868

1st Lieutenant William Robert ROYCRAFT Pilot 49th Troop Carrier Squadron Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - WISCONSIN
1st Lieutenant Robert Foss SHIPLEY CoPilote 49th Troop Carrier Squadron Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - MISSOURI
2nd Lieutenant Walter Richard ROMNEY Navigateur 49th Troop Carrier Squadron Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - MASSACHUSETTS
T/Sergeant Martin Robert SCHUMACHER Ch/B 49th Troop Carrier Squadron Dead - Dundee Township Cem. East - ILLINOIS
S/Sergeant Roy Warren GEYER Radio 49th Troop Carrier Squadron Dead - MIA - Tablets Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer - ILLINOIS

The C-47 carried 16 paratroopers

All men jumped before the crash

501pir

div 101

.1st Lieutenant George D. LAMM - O-1287020
.Pfc Miles B. McPHERSON - 11096173 - POW
.Pfc Vernon F. STORK - 17131632 - MIA
.Pfc George LAPSE - 13084701
.Pfc Robert E. GIBSON - 34404199
.Pfc Rigoberto LEDESMA - 39249511
.Pfc Bruno S. PRESTES - 33327516
.Pfc James S. PUTT - 13125652
.Pvt Earl L. CROH - 32733627
.Pfc Edward A. ADELMAN - 14133639
.Cpl Harry K. DAVIS - 15323102
.Pvt Howard H. GOUGE - 34404169
.Pvt Dominic BERNARDI - 33423479
.Pvt Stanley KASS - 12159731
.Pvt Marvin MARSH - 15100939
.Sergeant George W. III CLEMENT - 12152389 - KIA 31/12/44
 

INFORMATION SOURCESAad.archives.gov - Francecrashes39-45.net
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud