Preston T. NILAND

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-1305819
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1915 Tonawanda Comté d'Erie NEW YORK
STATEErie County NEW YORK
FAMILYParent: Michael C & Augusta Witzke NILAND
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONSquad Leader
JOB before ENLISTEMENT NY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT31 april 1941 Buffalo NEW YORK
COMPANYCompany C - 1st Battalion
REGIMENT22nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION4th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH7 june 1944niland preston t tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHCrisbecq
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

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The NILAND Brother

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Monument in Memory of the Brothers NILAND in Tonawanda By Illona

 

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Homage of the Niland brothers to the Normandy American Cemetery of Colleville

The NILAND Brothers and the Press

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The brothers NILAND were separated following the dramas of the brothers SULLIVAN.

The US military has decided to separate the brothers serving in the same units to prevent a sibling from being defeated.
The SULLIVAN brothers are all 5 deceased in the sinking of USS JUNEAU.

This ship was torpedoed on November 13, 1942 during the battle of GUADALCANAL.

687 sailors including 5 brothers SULLIVAN died on board

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INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - 1-22infantry.org
PICTURE SOURCEABMC - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud