David S TURETZKY

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE42133130
AGE21 ans
DATE OF BIRTH1923
STATEComté du Bronx  NEW YORK
FAMILY-
RANKPVT
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-NY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT29 avril 1944 Camp Upton Yaphank NEW YORK
COMPANYCompany I
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 December 1944turetzky david s mur
STATUTKIA
PLACE OF DEATHin the Channel, off Cherbourg
CEMETERY

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Combat Infantryman combat infantryman badge
 

  

us army div 66 262ir

 

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 plaque

Histoire du Léopoldville & Stèle (Cliquez sur la photo)


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMEURSFrédéric & Renaud