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NUMBER OF SERVICE37610486 
AGE  yo
DATE OF BIRTHSaint Louis   MISSOURI
ETATMISSOURI
FAMILY

Married : 16 September 1939 with Joy Frances Mc GILL
Daughter : Antoinette born the 7 April 1945


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RANKStaff Sergeant
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTJobMS
DATE of ENLISTEMENTDay Month Year  Country STATE
COMPANYCompany C
REGIMENT264th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944smith c d 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
Wall of Missing
DECORATION

Purple Heart

American Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal 

Combat Infantryman Badge

Photo FDLM

american campaign medal

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

Purple Heartbsm                           smith c d bronze  star

  

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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)


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOJulien MERCY & Emmanuel COURAUD - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERClive, Frédéric & Renaud