Edwin Rollins WARNER

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE 39917629
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH13 February 1920 
ETATWeber county UTAH 
FAMILY 
RANKPFC
FONCTION Infantry Man
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT UT
DATE of ENLISTEMENT6 July 1943 Salt Lake City UTAH 
COMPANYCompany F
REGIMENT262nd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panther Division"
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944warner edwin r mur
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

Photo FDLM

 

  

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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 & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud
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