Harry W. GOULD

 

GOULD Harry W
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER34782130
AGE27 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1917
STATEALASKA
FAMILYMaried
RANKSergeant
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled construction machinery operatorsAK
DATE of ENLISTEMENT15 april 1943 Camp Blanding FLORIDA
REGIMENT11th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION5th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATHAugust 26, 1944gould harry w tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHFontainebleau, SEINE-ET-MARNE
CEMETERY TEMPORARY

 

Provisional Cemetery of Villeneuve-sur-Auvers

- N° 3594

villen auvers cemetery

History of Provisional Cemeteries

PlotRowGrave
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CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
B167
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
Combat Infantry Badgecombat infantryman badge
 us army div 5 11ri
 

The Battle of Valvins, Wednesday, August 23, 1944

On August 23, around 2 pm, the first elements of the American army penetrated Fontainebleau.

It is the 11th Infantry Regiment of the 5th I.D "Red Diamond" (XXth Corps, III Army - Patton).

 

The retreating Germans destroyed the bridges of the Seine and secured themselves on the right bank.

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Since Vulaines and Samoreau, they bombard the Americans. Thanks to the help of the young Robert TOCCHIO and the initiative of an American officer the Commander Kelley LEMMON (1912-2012) the soldiers cross the Seine in boat and establish a bridgehead on the other shore.

The next day, under the protection of U.S artillery fire and direct tank fire, a boat deck can finally be assembled on the river.

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They flower his grave, Richard TENDERO

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INFORMATION SOURCESJF PELLOUAIS - Aad.archives.gov - MACVA 91
PICTURE SOURCEJF PELLOUAIS - Signal Corps - Findagrave.com (R. TENDERO) - Nara
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud