Marvin KOLB

 

kolb marvin
NUMBER OF SERVICE38580853 
AGE19 yo
DATE OF BIRTH7 December 1925 à Clinton OKLAHOMA
ETATNEW MEXICO
FAMILYParents: Alfred A KOLB & Katherine E SCHLUDER
Une soeur: Leona
RANKPVT
FONCTIONInfantryman
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT NM
DATE of ENLISTEMENT3 May 1944
COMPANYCompany E
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panther Division"
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944kolb marvin 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 Heart

World War II Victory Medal 

Combat Infantryman Badge

Photo FDLM

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

  

us army div 66 262ir

 

STORY

Marvin est passé par les camps suivants:


Camps EL PASO

Fort bliss el paso

Camps Fannin TEXAS

camp fannin

Camps Rucker ALABAMA

Camps Rucker
Presse local suite décèc de marvin

Article from the newspaper of October 3, 1945, This article is dedicated to Marvin Kolb after his death.


Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kolb, 730 Franklin, were advised that their son, the Pvt. Marvin Kolb, was killed in action in Europe.


Kolb was born in Clinton, Oklahoma on December 7, 1925 and was a schoolboy in Las Vegas and Santa Fe.

He joined the Army in May 1944 and trained at El Paso, Camp Fannin, Texas and Camp Rucker in Ozark, before being sent abroad in Noxember 1944.


In addition to his parents, he had a sister, Ms. Leona Livingston also from Santa Fe.

Hommage  Marvin KOLB Santa Fe

Cemetery  National   

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)


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org - Angelique COURAUD
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud