Ralph A. TRUELOCK

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE15304375 
AGE20 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1924
ETAT Sullivan Country INDIANA
FAMILYMarié à: Bonnie
Une fille: Vicki
RANKRank
FONCTIONFonction
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTJobIN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT15 December 1942 to Bloomington INDIANA
COMPANYCompany I
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944truelock ralph 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 Heart

American Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal 

Combat Infantryman Badge

Photo FDLM

american campaign medal

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

  

us army div 66 262ir

 

STORY

 

Ralph married his girlfriend he met at Bonnie Mc COMB High School

Ralph and Bonnie married on April 28, 1943

His daughter Vicki was born on December 29, 1944, five days after the death of his father.

 

truelock ralph press

Photo of the newspaper - it is in the second column from the left

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 & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERClive, Frédéric & Renaud