George W. LONGLOW

 

Photo FDLM
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER33486476
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTHAugust 5, 1915
STATEPENNSYLVANIA
FAMILYParents: Harry S & Sallie E
RANKPrivate
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled occupations in mechanical treatment of metalsPA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1 january 1943 Allentown PENNSYLVANIA
COMPANYCompany D
REGIMENT SQUADRON116th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION GROUP29th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH4 july 1944longlow george w tombe
STATUSDOW
PLACE OF DEATHHopital German Rennes ILLE-ET-VILAINE
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
G87
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
European African Middle Eastern Campaign MedalEAMECampaign
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
 us army div 29116ri
STORY

Private George W. Longlow was taken prisoner in Normandy and transferred to Rennes in a German hospital.

He is notified on the list: Pvt George W. LONGBOW (mistake on the surname)

Shrapnel in the abdomen on 3 July 1944 DCD -Rennes Military Hospital Rennes France 48-01.

This list was compiled from a file drawn up by American doctors who managed the arrivals of the wounded at the German military hospital located in the girls' school on Rue Jean Macé in Rennes in June and July 1944.

The wounded who had left the hospital were sent back to the stalag 221 or oflag 133 in Rennes St-Jacques (Marne camp) and sent to Germany. More than 1,000 soldiers were counted.

Rail links to Paris were suspended between 28 June, the date of a last convoy to Paris and 10 July, the date of a last convoy from Nantes to Belfort.


INFORMATION SOURCEAad.archives.gov (Prisonnier de guerre) - Aad.archives.gov (Archive incorporation) - abmc.gov - HonorStates.org - findagrave.com
PICTURE SOURCEFrédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud