Robert Gale LONGWELL

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE35836868
AGE19 yo
DATE OF BIRTH7 november 1925 Van Wert OHIO
ETATVan Wert County OHIO
FAMILYParent: Elmer Peck & Ada B FORST LONGWELL
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-OH
DATE of ENLISTEMENT30 may 1944 Fort Benjamin Harrison INDIANA
COMPANYCompany I
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944longwell robert g 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
FAMILY PHOTO
 longwell robert g
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)


Brother of Robert

Clarence L

 

LONGWELL

NUMBER OF SERVICE35015762
DATE OF BIRTH3 june 1918 Van Wert County OHIO
ETATVan Wert County OHIO
FAMILYSingle
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTDriverOH
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1 february 1941 Toledo County OHIO
longwell clarence
INFORMATION SOURCE & PICTUREClive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov

Brother of Robert

Walter Rubin

 

LONGWELL

NUMBER OF SERVICE35282266
DATE OF BIRTH12 june 1919
UNITECompany A - 47th Infantry Regiment - 9th Infantry Division
ETATVan Wert County OHIO
FAMILYSingle
RANKPFC
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT OH
DATE of ENLISTEMENT15 january 1942 Camps Lacarne OHIO
longwell walter
INFORMATION SOURCE & PICTUREClive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov

Brother of Robert

Everett Lavern

 

LONGWELL

NUMBER OF SERVICE06668561
UNITECompany A 151st Infantry Regiment 38th Rifle Platoon
ETATVan Wert County OHIO
FAMILYSingle
RANKStaff sergeantOH
DATE of ENLISTEMENT11 july 1939
longwell everett
INFORMATION SOURCE & PICTUREClive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov

Brother of Robert

Nolen james

 

LONGWELL

NUMBER OF SERVICE35833003
DATE OF BIRTH27 june 1924
WAR WORLD 2Prisoner of war Stalag B Muhlbert GERMANY
Reportedly imprisoned on 29 November 1944
187 days of captivity
Released on 04 June 1945
ETATVan Wert County OHIO
FAMILYSingle
RANKPVTOH
DATE of ENLISTEMENT17 april 1944 Fort Benjamin Harrison INDIANA
longwell nolen
INFORMATION SOURCE & PICTUREClive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov

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