Robert E Mc LAUGHLIN

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER0-1308754
AGE32 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1912 MONTANA
STATEMissoula county MONTANA
FAMILYParent: Robert p Mc LAUGHLIN & Lela e EDDY Mc LAUGHLIN
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONAssistant platoon leader
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiprofessional occupations, n.e.c.MO
DATE of ENLISTEMENT18 june 1942 Tacoma WASHINGTON
COMPANYCompany A
REGIMENT505th Parachute Infantry Regiment
DIVISION82nd Airborne Division
DATE OF DEATH08 june 1944mclaughlin robert e tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLa Fière
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
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DECORATION
Silver StarPhoto FDLM
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
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STORY
Company A of the 505th PIR is dropped at 00:50 on 06 June 1944 on the DZ O (Holy Mother Church)
The mission of the 505 th is to hold holy mother church, to take the bridge of the proud on the river merderet ..
The paratroopers are 300 meters from the proud mansion in the curve that overlooks the mansion
The unit commander decides to send scouts to the manor they are taken to task by the enemy ... some paras are killed other wounded ..
To replace these losses the 2nd lieutenant Mc LAUGHLIN is sent in scout it takes its radio the corporal BUSA.
They both head towards the bridge of the proud, during their progression BUSA is mortally touched. Robert tries to help his radio that is when he is hit in the legs and belly by a sniper.
The shooter is spotted and eliminated.
A few minutes later Robert succumbs from his injuries .....

Brother's Robert

mclaughlin joseph

Joseph Potter

Mc LAUGHLIN

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER0-396289
DATE OF BIRTH26 octobre 1916 MONTANA
STATEMissoula County MONTANA
FAMILYParent: Robert P & Lela E EDDY Mc LAUGHLIN
RANKCaptain

20th Pursuit Squadron


4th Air Dépôt Group

Pilote de P-40 KITTYHAWK Matricule 41-5526

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mclaughlin joseph cadet

Joseph Cadet

 

MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY

Tablets of Missing

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On a return flight between Canberra and Laverton (Australia)
Joseph crashed into a mountain because of bad weather ...
On the eve of the new year 1948 a walker discovers the remains of the aircraft.
In 1950 the joseph watch was discovered on the scene of the crash as well as its pistol
His watch is stopped at 10:30 am.
The remains discovered on the spot is not officially identified the body does not possess its dogs tag.
The remains of the pilot are buried at the national memorial cemetery of the pacific parcel P grave 1035
The body will be exhumed later and identified as Captain Joseph P MCLAUGHLIN.
His name is inscribed on the wall of the missing manila american cemetery.
A bronze rosette was put in front of his name.

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April 10, 2006 the remains of Captain Joseph P McLaughlin is buried at Arlington cemetery Parcel 60 Falls 749

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INFORMATION SOURCEOzatwar.com - Book: Objectif Sainte Mère Eglise

 

 

STORY

The origin of the 82nd back to World War I, at that time was the 82nd Infantry Division, composed with men from every state in America, where the meaning of double A’s badge , “All American“. The division was sent to France in 1917 and saw action in Lorraine, Meuse, Argonne then, during the offensive of St. Mihiel in 1918. The 82nd was demobilized 27 May 1919 on his return from the front and becomes June 24, 1921, a unit of the Army Reserve.

March 25, 1942, the 82nd DI is reactivated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana under the command of Major General Omar N.Bradley. On 15 August the same year, she became the first American airborne division (82nd Airborne Division) headed by Major-General Matthew B.Ridgway. In October 1942, the new Airborne Division moved to Fort Bragg North Carolina and continued his training around the 504th and 505th PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment) and the 325th GIR (Glider Infantry Regiment) who become the backbone of the 82nd AB.

In May 1943, the 82nd AB is the first and only airborne division to land by boat to Casablanca in Morocco before receding to the Tunisian border. In July 1943, the 82nd AB participated in the first airborne assault in military history of the United States, during the invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky). Back in Tunisia, the 82nd AB is preparing for his second combat operation that starts in September 1943 in Italy (Operation Avalanche). October 1st, the 505th PIR was the first infantry regiment to enter Naples. In December 1943, Colonel James M.Gavin was promoted Brigadier General and became commander of the 82nd AB.

 

In January 1944, the regiments of the 82nd AB remain in Italy (504th PIR, 376th PFAB, 307th AEB) in order to participate in the assault on Anzio (Operation Shingle), the remainder of the division joined the Northern Ireland. In mid-February 1944, the 82nd AB moved to Nottingham in England to take part in the night of 5 to 6 June 1944 to jump into Normandy in France (Operation Neptune) prelude to Operation Overlord. The 82nd AB is reinforced by two new regiments, the 507th PIR and the 508th, the 504th remaining in Italy. After 33 days of fighting, the 82nd AB returned to England, July 13, 1944.

General Gavin took command of the 82nd AB while General Ridgway became head of the XVIII Airborne Corps and became the commander of the 17th, 82nd and 101st AB

In mid-September 1944, the 82nd AB participated in the airborne assault on Holland (Operation Market-Garden) and November 13 will be raised by the Canadians after 56 days of fighting. The division moved near Reims in France as a backup. In December 1944, the Germans launched their last major offensive in the Ardennes, passing through Luxembourg and Belgium. This is the night of December 17, 1944 as the 82nd AB back on the road towards the Ardennes Forest to help out Allied forces. The winter will be announced the roughest and deadliest for the 82nd AB will be raised 19 February 1945 and returned to France in Sissonne.

March 30, 1945, the 82nd AB is headed in the Bonn region and of the Rhine river in Germany. May 4, 1945, a patrol comes into contact with the Russians after the surrender of Germany, becomes the 82nd AB occupation force in Berlin, or she will get the nickname “America’s Guard of Honor“.

casualties

  • Total battle casualties: 9,073
  • Killed in action: 1,619
  • Wounded in action: 6,560
  • Missing in action: 279
  • Prisoner of war: 615

 

medal of honor recipients

  • Pvt. John R. Towle
  • Pfc. Charles N. Deglopper
  • 1st Sgt. Leonard A. Funk, Jr.
  • Pvt. Joe Gandara 

 

decorations

 

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for Sainte-Mère-Église.
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for Operation Market Garden.
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for Chiunzi Pass/Naples/Foggia awarded to the following units of the 82nd Airborne: 319th Glider Field Arty Bn,307th Engineer Bn (2nd), 80th Anti-aircraft Bn and Company H, 504 PIR
  • Valorous Unit Citation (Army) for Operation Iraqi Freedom (3rd Brigade Combat Team, OIF 1)
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for SouthWest Asia.
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for Sainte-Mère-Église.
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm, World War II for Cotentin.
  • French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragère
  • Belgian Fourragere 1940
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in the Ardennes
  • Cited in the Order of the Day of the Belgian Army for action in Belgium And Germany.
  • Military William Order, for bravery and valiant service in battle at Nijmegen 1944 during Market Garden (worn as an Orange Lanyard) 8 October 1945.

 

 

ORDRE DE BATAILLE

Commanding General :

Major General Matthew B. Ridgway

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Assistant Commanding :

Brigadier General James Maurice Gavin

Assistant Commanding :

Brigadier General George P. Howell

 

Chief of staff :

Colonel Ralph P. Eaton (WIA 6 June)

Colonel Edson D. Raff (8-15 June)

Lt Col. Robert N. Wienecke (15 June - 11 July)

 

 

AC of S, G-1

Lt Col. Frederick M. Schellhammer

 

AC of S, G-2

Lt Col. Whitfield Jack

AC of S, G-3

Lt Col. Robert H. Wienecke

Lt Col. Walter F. Winton (15-19 June & 5-11 July)

Lt Col. Henry E. Adams (19 June-5 July)

 

AC of S, G-4

Lt Col. Bennie A. Zinn (WIA 7June)

Lt Col. Frank W. Moorman (From 7 June)

 

Inspector General :

Lt Col. Charles M. Barrett

Signal Officer :

Lt Col. Frank W. Moorman

Captain Robert E. Furman (From 7 June)

Adjutant General :

Lt Col. Raymond M. Britton

Judge Avocate :

Lt Col. Casimir D. Moss

Surgeon :

Lt Col. Wolcott L. Etienne (WIA 6 June)

Major William C. Lindstrom (From 6 June)

Finance Officer :

Lt Col. William E. Johnson

Chaplain :

Lt Col. George L. Riddle

Ordnance Officer :

Lt Col. Joshua A. Finkle (WIA 7 June)

Captain William B. McGuire (From 7 June)

Quartermaster Officer :

Lt Col. John N. Rohrman

Headquarters Commandant :

Major Don C. Faith

Provost Marshall :

Major Frederick G. McCollum

Special Service Officer :

Captain Rudrick R. Otto

Military Governement Officer :

Captain Peter Shouvaloff

Pathfinders Group :

Major Neal L. Roberts

505th Parachute Infantry Rgt :

Colonel William E. Ekman

RHQ Co :

Captain Talton "Woody" Long

1/505th :

Major Frederick C.A. Kellam (KIA 6 June)

Lt Col. Mark Alexander (From 7 June)

Second : Major James E. McGinity (KIA 6 June)

Hq Co :

Lt Robert D. Keeler

A Co :

1st/Lt John J. "Red Dog" Dolan

B Co :

Lt. James M. Irvin

C Co :

Captain Arthur Stephanich

2/505th :

Lt Col. Benjamin H. Vandervoort

Hq Co :

Lt. James Gray

D Co :

Captain Taylor G. Smith

E Co :

Captain Clyde Russell

F Co :

Captain Hubert Bass Lt. Joseph Holcomb (From 7 June)

3/505th :

Lt Col. Edward C. Krause

G Co :

Captain Robert Follmer (WIA 6 June) 1st/Lt. Ivan Woods

H Co :

Captain Walter C.DeLong

I Co :

Captain Harold H. Swingler

507th Parachute Infantry Rgt :

Colonel George V. Millet (POW 8 June)

Lt Col. Arthur A. Maloney (8-15 June)

Colonel Edson D. Raff (From 15 June)

1/507th :

Lt Col. Edwin J.Ostberg

A Co :

Captain J. R. Nunn

C Co :

Captain Sanford M. Frank

2/507th :

Lt Col. Charles Timmes

D Co :

Captain Clarence A. Tolle

E Co :

Captain Roy E. Creek

F Co :

Captain Paul F. Smith

3/507th :

Lt Col. Arthur A. Maloney

G Co :

Captain Floyd B. Schwarzwalder

I Co :

Captain Gordon S. Allyn

508th Parachute Infantry Rgt :

Colonel Roy E. Lindquist

1/508th :

Lt Col. Batcheller (KIA 6 June)

Major Shields Warren

Hq Co :

Captain Gerard A. Ruddy (KIA 6 June)

A Co :

Captain Jonathan E. Adams

B Co :

Captain Royal R. Taylor

C Co :

Captain Walter Silvers

2/508th :

Lt Col. Thomas J.B. Shanley

Hq Co :

Captain Chester E. Graham

3/508th :

Lt Col. Louis G. Mendez

Hq Co :

1st/Lt. Malcom D. Brannen

G Co :

Captain Frank J. Novak

H Co :

Captain Hillman C. Dress

325th Glider Infantry Rgt :

Colonel Harry L. Lewis

1/325th :

Lt Col. Klemm R. Boyd (Injured 7 June)

Major Teddy H. Sanford (From 7 June)

Hq Co :

Captain Alex Bishop (KIA 9 June)

A Co :

1st/Lt. James Gayley (KIA 7 June)

1st/Lt. Wilbur Heckman (From 7 June)

B Co :

Captain Richard M. Gibson

C Co :

Captain Dave E. Stokley (WIA 9 June)

1st/Lt. Wayne Pierce (From 9 June)

2/325th :

Lt. Col. John H. "Swede" Swenson (WIA 11 June)

Major Osmond Leahy (11-14 June)

Major Roscoe Roy (From 14 June - KIA 15 June)

Major Charles "Tad" Major (From 15 June)

Hq Co :

Capt. Herbert Slaughter

E Co :

Capt. Robert Dickerson (WIA 11 June)

1st/Lt. John Pardue (From 11 June - KIA 11 June)

1st/Lt. Frederick R. Jones (From 11 June)

F Co :

1st/Lt Joe B. Gault

G Co :

Captain Irvin Bloom (KIA 11 June)

1st/Lt. George M. Cockle (From 11 June)

3/325th (2/401st) :

Lt Col. Charles A. Carrell (Relieved 9 June)

Major Arthur W. Gardner (From 9 June - KIA 14 June)

Major Osmond Leahy (From 14 June)

Hq Co :

Capt. Lewis S. Mentlik (KIA 14 June)

Capt. James Fogle (From 14 June)

I Co (E-401) :

Major Charles Murphy (WIA 9 June)

1st/Lt. James White (From 9 June)

K Co (F-401) :

Captain James M. Harney

L Co (G-401) :

Captain John B. Sauls (WIA 9 June)

Lt Thomas E. Goodson

 

 

82nd Airborne Div. Artillery :

Colonel Francis A. March

319th Glider FA Bton :

Lt Col. C. James C. Todd

320th Glider FA Bton :

Lt Col. Paul E. Wright

376th Parachute FA Bton :

Lt Col. Wilbur N. Griffith

456th Parachute FA Bton :

Lt Col. Wagner J. d'Alessio

80th Airborne AA Bton :

Lt Col. Raymond E. Singleton

A Btry :

Captain Norman Nelson

B Btry :

Captain Nock Russell

C Btry :

Captain William Pratt

D Btry :

Captain Norman Connell

E Btry :

Captain James Sherman

F Btry :

Captain Choice Rucker

307th Airborne Engineer Bton :

Lt Col. Robert S. Palmer (POW 6 June)

Major Edwin A. Bedell (From 8 June)

B Co :

Captain William Connally

307th Airborne Medical Co :

Major William H. Houston (KIA 6 June)

Major Jerry J. Belden (From 6 June)

407th Airborne Quartermaster Co :

Captain Samuel H. Mays

782nd Airborne Ordnance Main. Co :

Captain Jeff Davis, Jr

82nd Airborne Headquarters Co :

Captain George J. Claussen

82nd Airborne Signal Co :

1st/Lt Robert B. Nerf

82nd Airborne Reco Platoon :

1st/Lt Joseph V. Demasi

82nd Airborne Military Police :

Major Frederick G. McCollum

82nd Parachute Maintenance Co :

Captain James E. Griffin

 

SOURCES INFORMATIONS & PHOTOSUsairborne.be/82 

INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT
PICTURE SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - ABMC
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