Virgil B. HASKELL

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER38015421
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1915
STATEElmwood, Beaver County OKLAHOMA
FAMILYSingle
RANKSergeant
FONCTION 
JOB before ENLISTEMENTFarmerOKLAHOMA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT6 january 1941 Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA
COMPANYCompany A
REGIMENT67th Armored Regiment
DIVISION2nd Armored Division
DATE OF DEATH5 August 1944haskell virgil tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSt. Lo
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY from St James

Map Brittany American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
A512
DECORATION
Purple Heart
Silver Star
World War II Victory Medal
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victory medal
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STORY
The 2nd Armored Division landed in Normandy on 9 June 1944 under the command of then Major General Edward H. Brooks, operated in the Cotentin Peninsula and later formed the right flank of the Operation Cobra assault. It blunted the German attack on Avranches, then raced across France with the rest of the Third Army, reaching the Albert Canal in Belgium on 8 September. It crossed the German border near Sittard, 18 September to take up defensive positions near Geilenkirchen. On 3 October, the division launched an attack on the Siegfried Line from Marienberg, broke through, crossed the Wurm River and seized Puffendorf 16 November and Barmen 28 November

INFORMATION SOURCESAad.archives.gov/aad - Trees.ancestry.com
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud