Edward T HOWLAND

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE42113726
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1915
ETATEssex County NEW JERSEY
FAMILYMaried
Parent: Joseph HOWLAND Sr & Sarah HOWLAND
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTMachine shop and related occupationsNJ
DATE of ENLISTEMENT4 april 1944 Fort Dix NEW JERSEY
COMPANYCompany I
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944howland edward t tombe
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 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)


Frère d'Edward

Joseph H. HOWLAND Jr

NUMBER OF SERVICE32920201
DATE OF BIRTH1908 MAINE
ETATEssex County NEW JERSEY
FAMILYParent: Joseph HOWLAND Sr & Sarah HOWLAND
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTDriverNJ
DATE of ENLISTEMENT5 may 1943 Newark NEW JERSEY
SOURCES INFORMATIONSClive TIRLEMONT -  Aad.archives.gov

Frère d'Edward

Theodore T. HOWLAND

 32146310
DATE OF BIRTH1917 NEW JERSEY
ETATEssex County NEW JERSEY
FAMILYParent: Joseph HOWLAND Sr & Sarah HOWLAND
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTSalespersonsNJ
DATE of ENLISTEMENT29 april 1941 Newark NEW JERSEY
INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov

INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Leopoldville.org
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud
TRADUCTION