Re: 508th Paratroops in France, WW 2
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Greetings, Fred Downs !
My reference sources have only a little information on his unit:
activated, Camp Blanding, FL, 20 Jul 42;
assigned to Airborne Command;
moved to Fort Benning, GA, for training, 5 Feb 43;
relocated to Camp Mackall, NC, 25 Mar 43;
staged at Camp Shanks, NJ, 20 Dec 43;
departed NYNY PE, 29 Dec 43;
(SPECIAL NOTE: The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment sailed on the USAT JAMES PARKER, and landed at Belfast, Northern Ireland, 8 Jan 44);
attached to 82nd Airborne Division, 14Jan44 /20Jan45;
arrived England, 13 Mar 44;
assaulted Normandy, France, 6 Jun 44.
the regiment returned to England for re-grouping,
13 Jul 44.
Since your relative was KIA 17 Jun 44, the narrative ends here. OK ?
Like I indicated above, it isn't much. Sorry.
Louie F. Turner.