William J  MAFFE

 

maffe william j
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER33673098
AGE21 yo
DATE OF BIRTH

August 8, 1923

Derry -  Westmoreland County,  PENNSYLVANIA

STATEPENNSYLVANIA
FAMILYParents: Joseph MAFFE & Rose MAFFE
RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENT-OH
DATE of ENLISTEMENTMay 17, 1943 Greensburg PENNSYLVANIA
COMPANYCompany B
REGIMENT116th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION29th Infantry Division
Sucname "Blue and Gray"
"29th Let s go!"
DATE OF DEATHJune 7, 1944
officially died June 7, 1945
maffe william j mur
STATUSMIA then KIA
PLACE OF DEATH-
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave

Wall of Missing

DECORATION
Bronze Starbsm
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM

 

us army div 29 116ri 116th Infantry coa
 STORY

Company B landed on omaha beach on June 6, 1944 at H + 30 minutes

Some of the ACLs have not achieved their Dog Green goal.

diagramme des unite debarquees 06.06.1944

They drifted and finding no landmarks towards this goal

These ACLs found themselves one mile from DOG GREEN

Another portion of the LCA arrived at the right place just behind Company A.

The men of Company B found themselves under the same devastating fire of defenders

On June 7, 1944 the towns of Vierville sur Mer and St Laurent are liberated by the 116th Infantry Regiment



SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud