Waldron Mosher POLGREEN

 

Polgreen Waldron Mosher
NUMBER OF SERVICE42113391 
AGE35 yo
DATE OF BIRTH26 June 1909 NEW YORK
ETAT Albany County NEW YORK
FAMILY

Married: Frances DORN

Son: Richard, Henry & Tobias

Parent : Henry Wilbur & Grace Edith MOSHER POLGREEN

RANKPFC
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT NY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT3 April 1944 Fort Dix NEW JERSEY
COMPANYCompany K
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944polgreen waldron tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERY

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
 A1119
DECORATION

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal 

Combat Infantryman Badge

Photo FDLM

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

  

us army div 66 262ir

 

STORY
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Waldron was the oldest of the company K

Waldron's family is from Holande.

He worked for his father's insurance office.


Maison Néerlandaise

In 1930 Waldron armed with a camera, he photographed all the old houses of Albany in Dutch architectural style

Maison Néerlandaise

Dutch descendant and native of Albany, Waldron M POLGREEN has a collection of paintings, photographs of the 1930s

The images are of very good quality and carefully kept by his family.


Maison Néerlandaise

Waldron roamed the countryside around Albany to photograph these aging Dutch homes from many angles.

Maison Néerlandaise

There is no such book on Dutch American architecture


Livre de Waldron POLGREEN
Stele in tribute to Waldron POLGREEN

Waldron Polgreen was born June 22, 1909, in Albany, New York to Henry Wilbur Polgreen (1879-1944) and Grace Edith Mosher Polgreen (1880-1955). His father was born in London, England and his mother in Albany, New York. His older sister Edith was born in 1906.
Waldron married Francis Dorn and the two had at least three children: Richard (1940), Tobias (1941), and Henry (1944).
Waldron Polgreen enlisted during WWII. He was in the 66th Infantry, 262nd Regiment Third Battalion, Company K, Black Panther Division. On Christmas Eve, 1944 Waldron Polgreen was crossing the English Channel with allied reinforcements en route to the battle in France aboard the SS Leopoldville. On the evening of December 24th, 1944, the Leopoldville sank after she was hit by torpedos from a German U-Boat.
In 1949, His widow, Francis Polgreen moved back to her parents' farm in Esperence with her three children. Francis Dorn Polgreen passed away in 1985 and is buried in the same plot with her mother, father and brother Ernest. She never remarried.
I hope this information finds Waldron and Francis' descendants that they might be remembered for generations to come. If you are one of them, I want to thank you personally for finding this.

Written by: Jeremy Edward Lloyd grandson of Francis Polgreen's younger brother, Robert Henry Dorn.

Findagrave.com

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.


memorial plaqueSee History of Leopoldville (Click on the picture)


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOWendy - Clive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.orgFindagrave.comAad.archives.gov
PROGRAMMERClive, Frédéric & Renaud