James Eugene CARSCADDEN

 

CARSCADDEN James E
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER36535684
AGE23 yo
DATE OF BIRTH2 november 1920
STATEDétroit Wayne County, MICHIGAN
FAMILYWedding N°1: June RAY - Daughter: Beverly, Nancy et Caroline
Wedding N°2 Irene SUDAK - Daughter: Sharon
Parent: William James CARSCADDEN (Sergeant PD Détroit) & Maude Belle GOULD Brothers: Hugh Benjamin & Donald Degraw
RANKPrivate
FONCTIONMOS 745 Rifleman
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--MI
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
COMPANYCompany F
REGIMENT329th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION83rd Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATHAugust 5, 1944CARSCADDEN James E tombe--
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSector Châteauneuf d'Ille-et-Vilaine
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
K521
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
European African Middle Eastern Campaign MedalEAMECampaign
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
Combat Infantry Badgecombat infantryman badge
 us armydiv 83329ri
 

The story of the 83rd and the Battle of St. Malo is told on a website ...

By the beginning of August, the 83rd was part of Patton's 3rd Army, and while most of the 3rd Army turned east out of the Cotentin Peninsula toward Paris, the 83rd Division turned west into Brittany through Coutances and Avranches. The coastal towns of St. Malo and Dinard belonged to them alone.

4 17 august 1944 bataille st malo

Strategically, the battle for St. Malo may not have been one of the "big battles," but that does not detract from the monumental campaign that it was. It is an incredible tale about an American commander with the improbable name of Major Speedie (329th Infantry) and a "mad" German Colonel (von Aulock)--complete with monacle, flapping coat, German Police dog, and a mysterious mistress having a "past" with Russian royalty. He said he would hold out to the last man in an ancient fortress that had been heavily reinforced with concrete and contained underground tunnels, storage areas, power plants, ammo dumps, living quarters, and even a hospital.

The 329th moving up from the south made slow progress through wire, mine fields, mortar and artillery fire, and machine gun crossfire from pillboxes to take Montais, Le Bourelais, and La Balue Station. Then following a house-to-house assault, all of St. Servan, except the Fortress Citadel, was taken.

Images of the Battle of St Malo

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Frère de James

Donald Degraw

CARSCADDEN

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER--
DATE OF BIRTHMar. 25, 1925MI
UNITU.S. Navy
ETATMICHIGAN
FAMILYParent: William James CARSCADDEN (Sergeant PD Détroit) & Maude Belle GOULD
Brothers: James Eugene & Hugh Benjamin
RANKS1
JOB after the WARFirefighter
 CARSCADDEN Donald plaque 1CARSCADDEN Donald plaquecarscadde donald
INFORMATION SOURCES & PICTUREFindagrave.com

INFORMATION SOURCESJF PELLOUAIS - American Battle Monuments Commission - HonorStates.org - Find A Grave - Ncweb.com
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud