Mémorial Day 2023

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The association laid a wreath during Memorial Day 2023 to honor the men and women who rest in the American cemetery in Colleville/mer.


The association participated in the 100th Anniversary of the ABMC on March 4, 2023.

Placing candles on all the crosses with the staff of the Colleville/Mer cemetery

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 Source : Thomas Bernard

Thanks to the work of Maximilien member of the portrait creators on our site. The "US Normandie" and "Mémoire & Database" associations were able to welcome the weekend of September 10-11, 2022 La Rae Muller, daughter of Sanford M FRANK of company C of the 507 PIR - 82nd Airborne who died on June 12, 1944 at the proud.

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Visit of La Fière guided by Eric LABOURDETTE (President of the US Normandy association)


 A new logo following the work of Romain

The book "Nuts!!" still available in our store

Cérémonie au Cimetière Normandy de Colleville/Mer.



Link for Nuts page!!


The association was invited to this ceremony and was able to lay a wreath.


Portrait of William J McGOWAN




Little signing session with Vince in Carentan during the 78th.


4th June 2022- Sainte-Mère-Eglise

Signing session of Vincent J. SPERANZA's biography, NUTS!, in English or in French, in collaboration with Marion van Hellemond and Marco Kilian.

The members of the association Mémoire & Database, publisher of the French version, were present: Fredo Lav, our president who did the page layout - Romain Vattier who worked on the cover and myself who translated Vincent's biography.

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The site will evolve, thanks to the work of our webmaster Renaud

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The associations Amitié Franco-Américaine Men of D-Day and Mémoire & Database are proud to present you Vincent J. Speranza's acclaimed biography, NUTS!, translated in French for the first time.
All profits from the sale will be donated to Vince Speranza.

Vince Speranza gives us an incredibly honest and compelling account of what happened to (with - and to -) this mix of fresh-faced kids and grizzled veterans, when all hell broke loose and the snow turned red, during those days that went down in American history.

Fred Thompson, former senator and presidential candidate On December 22, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans surrounded the Belgian town of Bastogne, a German messenger brought a message from his commander to General Anthony McAuliffe, commander of acting of the 101st Airborne Division, demanding its surrender.

McAuliffe's response was quite simply, “NUTS! Holding a manhole in the perimeter around Bastogne was 19-year-old soldier Vince Speranza, a machine gunner with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment.

This is Vince’s story of the Battle of the Bulge, but also his life before and after the fighting.

Vince shares his childhood memories, his service in WWII and his life thereafter to today as he approaches 90 - a story you will remember for a long time.

Vince went to Bastogne to see his manhole on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, drank Airborne beer, inspired by his actions decades before.



 Buy the book 


You will find below the number of portraits per American cemetery that we have registered in the database in English: 

Colleville/mer cemetery   St James cemetery    Rhone cemetery 






and in French

Colleville/mer cemetery



St James cemetery



Rhone cemetery



And 290 archived records (Old site)

The History (with a capital H) can’t be discovered as a novel.It hasn’t been written by one person, but by lots of actors, each one of them bringing a stone to its achievement, at his own level.

Our website « Database-Mémoire » pursues the goal of honoring these men who made the final sacrifice by giving their lives for our freedom.

Yes, the History represents the past, but it’s also what makes us who we are today.

Let’s never forget that if we can enjoy today this beautiful thing called FREEDOM, it’s mostly thanks to them.

Our goal through the creation of this website is to tell their own story, to try to give a face to those who rest under the crosses or are inscribed on the Walls of the Missing in the Normandy American cemeteries.

They were sons, fathers, husbands, fiancés, gone from their homeland, and who never came back.

Sometimes, we are lucky to meet their families. Every time, memorable moments.

Thanks to our sheets, we wish the visitors in these cemetries felt a little bit as if they had become relatives of these heroes. To never forget them, this is our goal.

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Visit the site regularly to see the latest entries. New soldiers are added to the base almost daily.

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