Nicholas J. NEISES

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER16069064
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH30 march 1920
STATECook County ILLINOIS
FAMILY

Married: ¨Patricia

Son: Robert

Parent: Nicholas & Clara A. NEISES

Siblings: Robert J., Jean, Gerald & Rosemarie

RANKTech 5
FONCTIONParatrooper
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled occupations in manufacture of electrical machinery and accessoriesIL
DATE of ENLISTEMENT17 mars 1942 Chicago ILLINOIS
COMPANYCompany F
REGIMENT

502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment

president unit citation

DIVISION101st Airborne Division
DATE OF DEATH10 june 1944NEISES nicholas j tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHBesneville
CEMETERY COMMUNAL

Communal Cemetery of Besneville

NEISES nicholas j besneville

The name of the town where my grand-father was killed with the Église Saint Florent in the background.

The church hillside is where he and 22 other soldiers were first buried in a mass grave.

CEMETERY TEMPORARY 

Cemetery Temporary of Blosville  N° -

Story of Temporary Cemetery

NEISES nicholas j monument blosville

Where my grand-father was buried for the second time in Blosville.

PlotRowGraveD.D Number
D10197 

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Parents Headstone in Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA

CEMETERY NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

PlotRowGrave
C1330
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign MedalEAMECampaign
Army Good Conduct MedalAGC Medal
World War II Victory Commemorative Medal 
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Photo "Presse de la Manche"
Brigid K. BURT, near the grave of her grandfather, at the American cemetery of Colleville sur mer.

Nicholas J NEISES during her marriage, shortly before leaving to fight in Normandy.

A picture of her grand-parents that Brigit K BURT preserves preciously.

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This is a photo of F Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne taken at Fort Bragg, NC in 1943.

My Dad and I had the original print restored for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. My grandfather is standing middle row, third from right.

He was KIA in Normandy on June 11, 1944 after being misdropped on D-Day, captured by the Germans, and then strafed by allied fighter planes while marching to a POW camp.

Three other men from F Co. were also killed in the strafing, along with 19 other allied soldiers.

I am grateful to know at least some details surrounding his death, as many families after all these years have fewer details if any at all.

I think only two men are still alive in this company photo. I talked to them both over the past two years. I'm learning a lot about the men listed in this photo as I do more research. This is a great company of men whose story is worth telling.

Update, 2/1/17: I am still trying to find a picture of my grandfather with some of his buddies, either same platoon or squad. It is difficult to do this. Even in the pictures my family has of him, he looks different in each one.

 

 By Maryse BELLEUX

"Presse de la Manche"

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INFORMATION SOURCESAad.archives.gov - ABMC - Findagrave.com
PICTURE SOURCEBrigid K. BURT -  Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud