George RADEKA

 

"Googoo"

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER36364873
AGE26 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1918 à Joliet ILLINOIS
STATEWill County ILLINOIS
FAMILYParents: Robert & milka RADEKA (A native of Yugoslavia)
RANKPVT
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENT ILLINOIS
DATE of ENLISTEMENT18 august 1942 Chicago ILLINOIS
COMPANY1st Demolition Platoon Régimental Headquarters
BATTALION3RD battalion
REGIMENT506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
DIVISION101st Airborne Division
DATE OF DEATH9 juin 1944radeka george tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATH 
DATA PLAN--
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

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PlotRowGrave
E1443
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STORY

George graduated from Joliet Township High School as Frank PERCONTE who lived a mile and a half from the house of Robert.

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Stick 21, June 5, 1944 at 23:00 takeoff Exeter

at 1:10 Green Light

All 21 stick could not jump because when skipping William GREEN reserve chute deployed in the C 47.

His parachute opened after being hit by a shot from the flak.

The second part of his stick rata drop zone.

So George was in the second wave of the stick 21.

George landed in the marshes flooded right of the fluke.

Many noise corridor ran into the death of George to have the heart net Womer Jack began to collect the body of George a week after D Day.

He found the body of George in a field of wheat.

According to Jack, George would have landed in post eared he progressed into an adjacent wood.

Crossing the fields he was suffering from a burst of MG 42.

The machine gun was in a house near the fields

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Georges RADEKA
 
  
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from left to right: (background) George "Googoo" Radeka, John "Dinty" Mohr, Leach;
Kneeling left : Andrew E. "Rasputin" Rasmussen;
Sitting in the center : Thomas E. Lonegrau;
 
 
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 Left to Right Background: William "PiccadillyWilly" Green (Killed in Normandy), Joe Oleskiewicz (Killed in Holland), Jake McNiece, George Baran (Blessé en Normandie);
Foreground: George "Googoo" Radeka (Killed in Normandy), Thomas E. "Old Man" Lonegran, John F "Peepnuts" Hale (Killed in Normandy)

INFORMATION SOURCESClive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud