William Edwin WARFIELD

 

warfield william
NUMBER OF SERVICEO-258123
AGE27 yo
DATE OF BIRTH27 May 1908
ETATMontgomery County  MARYLAND
FAMILYParent : Elisha S & Ethel P WARFIELD
Married : Esther Gertrude STANLEY WARFIELD
RANKLieutenant Colonel
FONCTIONBattalion Commander
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-MD
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
REGIMENT  116th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION  29th Infantry Division
Surnom "Blue and Gray"
"29th Let s go!"
DATE OF DEATH10 june 1944warfield william tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLison
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
H217
DECORATION

Silver Star

Purple Heart

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STORY

William was admired and respected by his men

He landed at Omaha Beach

7 8 juin 1944

In the evening of 09-10 June 1944, the second battalion was north of Cartigny the Epinay and north-east of Lison.

The battalion bivouacked in a field near a junction leading to Lison.

Around 2:45, men are very tired after a walk of 72 hours.

Suddenly a very long column of vehicles arrive friends or enemies ?? gunshots sounded, it was a German artillery column followed by tank Marder.

This convoy was in the process of retreating towards the valley of Aure.

The Germans shoot at anything that moves using their cannons on American soldiers.

Lieutenant Colonel Warfield is killed, his colt 45 in hand and 10 other officers, unable to withstand such firepower the survivors flee in all directions.

  carte des lieu

This enemy attack will cost in addition to the eleven officers 139 troops 

On June 10, 1944, General Gerhardt having no news of the second battalion, he decides to send a patrol to his search 

She found a survivor in shock, in his report this soldier explains that a tank entered the field and with his gun he destroyed the battalion. 

18 more soldiers will be found, they were collected by locals

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Brother's

William


Donald Elisha WARFIELD

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER33130926warfield william frere
DATE OF BIRTH19 august 1918
STATEMontgomery County MARYLAND
FAMILYSingle
JOB before ENLISTEMENT

 

Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor

MD
DATE of ENLISTEMENT28 janvier 1942 Camps Lee VIRGINIA
He will survive the Second World War
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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE -  History.army.mil
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud