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In Memoriam

Note: Pictures from services at Ardennes American Cemetery, Nueville en Condros, Belgium  9-25-2011    Click Here

 

That these dead shall not have died in vain..........

Pfc. Phillip C. Barbera Hq Battery   Killed in Action (19 Sept 44). 5 Buried in Long Island National Cemetery, New York. 2

 

Grave photo courtesy of Dany Tihon, Belgium

Sgt. Michael Dicky Hq Battery  Forward Observer/Tank Commander.   Killed (14 Aug  44) by a direct hit from a mortar shell, near Gage, France.3 Buried in Ardennes American Cemetery, Nuepre, Belgium. Plot B Row 7 Grave 9. 1

Sgt. Frederick Florio Service Battery   Assistant  Battalion Ammo  NCO.5 Killed (19 Sept 44) in intense fighting manning his halftrack .50 cal. machine gun at an intersection in Biesdorf, Germany, 3 trying to get ammunition to the battalion position. 5 Recorded on Tablets of the Missing at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.  1

 

1st Lt. Alexander D. Fraser Liaison Officer    Killed (27 Dec 44) during bombing of the 77thEvac Hospital while showering near Verviers, Belgium, in the Ardennes. The bombs were dropped by a German Jet propelled ME262. 5 Buried in Massachusetts. 2

 

Sgt. Harold M. Freeman Hq Battery      Killed (27 Dec 44) during bombing of the 77thEvac Hospital while showering near Verviers, Belgium, in the Ardennes.    The bombs were dropped by a German Jet propelled ME262. 5 Buried in Pennsylvania.2

 

Sgt. Ofield Jarrell C Battery  Chief of Section   Accidentally drowned ( 27 April 45) in a lake near Arendsee;  Sgt. Russell was rescued by Pvt. Magdaleno but they were unable to save Sgt. Jarrell or recover his body. 5

Pvt. James A. Julian A Battery   DNB ( Died Non-Battle) 6

T5 Kenneth La Fromboise Hq Battery    Drowned ( 10 March 45) in a boating accident near Kempen, Germany. 3 Buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands. Plot L Row 6 Grave 5. 1

 

Cpl. Stanley B. Luker A Battery    Killed in Action (19 Sept 44) 5 Recorded on Tablets of the Missing at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. 1 *Contradiction Note: Buried at Hamm, Luxembourg. 4

 

T4 Harry E. Nicholson Service Battery    Killed ( 19 Sept 44) by German shelling at Wallendorf, Germany. 5

 

T5 Ilario Ramirez Hq Battery    Killed in Action (19 Sept 44) 5

 

Pvt. Charles Waldon A Battery   DNB ( Died Non-Battle) 6

 

Pvt. Edward G. Wilkens C Battery    Died (28 April 45) in England. Buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England. Plot E Row 3 Grave 49.2

 

1 American Battle Monuments Commission      http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php

2 5th Armored Division's Killed in Action (5AD Online)    http://www.5ad.org/kia.html

3 Fire MissionStory of the 71st ARMD. F.A.BN. in the ETO http://www.5ad.org/units/FIRE%20MISSION.htm

4 Victory Division News - The 5th Armored Division Association Newsletter

5 Lt. Col. Herman R. Smith's Journal

6 National WWII Memorial Registry   http://www.wwiimemorial.com/registry/search.aspx

 

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 23:27  

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