IRVIN G Bede

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 
AGE33 yo
DATE OF BIRTH27 july 1910
STATEIOWA
FAMILY 
RANKCivil
FONCTIONJournalist
JOB before ENLISTEMENTJournalist     "La Tribune"IA
DATE of ENLISTEMENTAout 1936
ARMYWar Correspondent
DATE OF DEATH25 july 1944irvin g bede tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHPont Hebert
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
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DECORATION
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STORY
He attended the University of IOWA.
He worked 8 years at the "Tribune" before joining the AP in Kansas City in August 1936.
He has a brother, Lieutenant James Richard IRVIN stationed at Fort Benning.
In 1938 he left the United States for London.
He joined the press association.
During 1 year, he photographed the preparations for the invasion.
At D-Day, he is attached to the Air Forces.

According to Lloyd STRATTON and Robert BUNNETTE (leader of the PA) he complained that he did not see enough action.
He attended several rough fights from which he was able to take some shots including a German gun on the Cherbourg peninsula.

He is the first American photographer assigned to the European theater.

In a fight, he receives a fragment of a shell while he takes his camera to immortalize the infantry in combat.
He was killed near the Hebert Bridge towards Saint Lô.

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He is buried as an American civilian.
 
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