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.
See History of Leopoldville (Click on the picture)