Daniel W Mc KENZIE

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE38064632
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1920 OKLAHOMA Indian origin
ETATPushmataha County OKLAHOMA
FAMILYSingle
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT--OK
DATE of ENLISTEMENT30 january 1943 Fort Sill OKLAHOMA
COMPAGNIECompany E
BATAILLON3rd Battalion
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944mckenzie daniel tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville Map Normandy American Cemetery
GRAVE
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
  
Combat Infantryman combat infantryman badge
us army div 66 262ir
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.

 

In the Leopoldville tragedy, there were only 5 survivors in William's squad, three of whom were hospitalized.

30 were never found.


memorial plaqueSee History of Leopoldville (Click on the picture)


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