* * * Source: Les Américains en Normandie: Été 1944, by Éric Rondel

 

James L HUGHES

 

hughes james l
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER445036
AGE26 yo
DATE OF BIRTHFebruary 18, 1918 South Boston Suffolk County, MASSACHUSETTS
STATEMASSACHUSETTS
FAMILYParent : James L. & Mary Berman HUGHES
bROTHER: Donald J.
RANKFirst Lieutenant
FONCTION-
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--MA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
REGIMENT175th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION29th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATHAugust 13, 1944hughes james l tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHProbably Sector Tinchebray/ Saint-Sauveurs-de-Chaulieu, ORNE
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
F1215
DECORATION
Bronze Starbsm
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
European African Eastern Campaing MedalEAMECampaign
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
Combat Infantryman Badgecombat infantryman badge
 us army div 29175ri175ir 1
STORY

The Tinchebray Offensive (August 12–14, 1944)

Saturday, August 12: The 175th attacks a hill 1,093 yards to the west and another hill south of Saint-Sauveur-de-Chaulieu. Heavy artillery fire forces the 175th to stop the advance at 1630 hours, northeast of the town. The 116th, in training, is assigned to defend Vire. The 115th is in reserve.

Sunday, August 13: The 29th Infantry Division, which was placed in the V Corps yesterday, and the 2nd Infantry Division get ready to capture Tinchebray. The 175th has three objectives: Saint-Sauveurs-de-Chaulieu, Saint-Martin-de-Chaulieu and Fresne-Forêt. The attack starts at 0800 hours amid heavy artillery fire. Shortly after noon, the first two objectives are secured. After moderate resistance from the German Infantry and Artillery, the regiment reaches Francaissière at 2200 hours. While the 175th moves on with the attack, the 115th and the 116th do firing and hedgerow fighting practice. The 29th Infantry Division advanced 3,218 yards today.

Monday, August 14: The 175th resumes its attack towards Fresne-Forêt, Saint-Jean-de-Bois and, if possible, the Division’s ultimate objective: Yvrandes. The first objective is secured in the morning, but they encounter fierce resistance in the outskirts of Saint-Jean-le-Bois.

Les Américains en Normandie

Été 1944

Éric Rondel


INFORMATION PICTURE SOURCEJim HUGHES(Son of James) - Abmc.gov - Honorstate.org - Findagrave.com - JF PELLOUAIS
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud
TRADUCTIONWendy