Nevin H HERMAN Jr

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE33493130
AGE22 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1922 PENNSYLVANIA
ETATYork County PENNSYLVANIA
FAMILLEParent: Irene & Nevin HERMAN
Brother: PVT Robert HERMAN
Sister: PFC Janet HERMAN assigned to the Transportation Corps of the WAC
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTWarehousemanPA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT30 november 1942 Harrisburg PENNSYLVANIA
COMPANYCompany B
BATTALION 
REGIMENT264th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944herman nevin tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY
GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
 
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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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INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Leopoldville.org
PICTURE SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud
TRADUCTION