James Thomas SUDER

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE15140891
AGE20 yo
DATE OF BIRTH28 September 1923 Marietta Washington County
ETATMarietta Washington County OHIO
FAMILYParent: Charles W SUDER & Mary J SCHAEFER SUDER
Siblings: Charles W (Militaire au Panama), Henry L (Military in Perce IRAN) & Margaret M (Corporal WAC)
RANKSergeant
FONCTION--
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-OH
DATE of ENLISTEMENT3 december 1942 Marietta OHIO
COMPANYCompany E
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panther Division"
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944suder james tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville Map Normandy American Cemetery
GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Combat Infantryman combat infantryman badge
us army div 66 262ir
STORY

Graduated from Marietta High School

Engaged in June 1943, he became a cadet in the specialized training program unit at the University of NEBRASKA which is located in LINCOLN

Affected in the infantry and stationed in ALABAMA

His parents received a first telegram of his disappearance on 1 January 1945

On January 31, 1945 the War Department announced their death and that James was the recipient of the purple heart posthumously

His brothers Charles W and Henry L were also in the army

One was based in PANAMA and the other in PERCE (IRAN)

His sister Margaret M was also in the army. She had the rank of corporal in the unit of WAC (Women Army Corp)

James C and Margaret were able to meet again on a leave

suder james brian PH

Mr Brian DEAN was storing in his attic following the death of his wife.

He and his wife met 12 years ago.

During this arrangement he found in his wife's business a container that contained the Purple Heart of James T SUDER ....

The recipient of this medal was the brother of James, Charles W residing at Marietta. Inside the box he discovered a letter of condolence signed by the President of the United States Franklin D ROOSEVELT.

Purple Heart

Brian does not know why his wife owned this medal ...

The nieces of James, Janet Agnew & Sandi Click won the medal

Pierre Tombale de James SUDER

James SUDER's tombstone in East Lawn Memorial Park in Reno Washington County OHIO


 

Brother of

James

 

Henry L SUDER

 

NUMBER OF SERVICE33262153Henry SUDER
DATE OF BIRTH1913 OHIO
ETATMarietta Washington County OHIO
DATE of ENLISTEMENT15 April 1942 Pittsburg PENNSYLVANIA
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTRefrigerator Mechanic
DECORATIONGood Conduct Medal   Good Conduct Medal
European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Sister of James

 

Margaret A. SUDER

 

DATE OF BIRTH 
ETATMarietta Washington County OHIO
UNITWomen Army Corps
DUTY STATIONParking at Fort Oglethorpe GEORGIA

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)


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