Seth W REED

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE33505186
AGE21 yo
DATE OF BIRTH18 January 1923 Herndon
ETATResident Herndon, Northumberland County, PENNSYLVANIA
FAMILY

Married Corinne KLINGER 1 January 1943

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Son: Garcia Lee REED

RANKTechnician 5th Class
FONCTIONPaymasters, payroll clerks, and timekeepers
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT24 march 1943 Harrisburg PENNSYLVANIAPA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT24 march 1943 Harrisburg PENNSYLVANIA
COMPANYCompany K
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944ii
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville Map Normandy American Cemetery
GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
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DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
  
Combat Infantryman combat infantryman badge
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STORY

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)


Step-brother
From Seth


Kenneth H KLINGER

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER91985164reed KLINGER Kenneth H
AGE23 yo
DATE OF BIRTH12 Juin 1921 Herndon Northumberland County PENNSYLVANIA
STATEPENNSYLVANIA   PA
UNIT

1st Troop Carrier Command

 61st Wing - 805th Battalion

RANK2nd Lieutenantreed KLINGER Kenneth H stele
DATE OF DEATH20 Novembre 1944, George Field ILLINOIS
INFORMATION & PICTURE SOURCEFindagrave.com

INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Leopoldville.org - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org - Findagrave.com
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud
TRADUCTION