This is something very difficult I have to ask you today. Just check the attached file, a friend of mine who's a WWII reenactor sent me that because I know lots of people who might help him. If anyone knew this boy or his family, please let us know. We owe them at least that!
Mons, Belgium, Saturdayseptember 2nd 1944. about 21 pm.
A member of the crew of a tank belonging to 32nd Armoured Regiment (3rd US AD), comes out off his vehicle, sits down on the turret and lights a cigarette. He is immediately shot and killed by a german sniper. He was 18 years old. His body was laid on a litter, on the ground, and covered with flowers by the citizens of the city of Mons. One of our friends, Marcel Blot, was an eyewitness of this event. The personal things of the dead boy were shared by his combat comrades as they always used to do. Our friend, Marcel Blot, was given the bag and a pack of Camel cigarettes. He actually does not know why and how? May be because he was there, as a Belgian citizen. At that time, Marcel was no more than a “teen ager” around 16 or 17 years old.
On the bag and on the pack there was a name:
Leandrew Newton 32520494.
An other name can be seen on the other side of the bag, deleted with painting. May be the name of the former owner:CLARENCEW. F?ADDATS366223907…
We would be glad to locate some relatives of Leandrew Newton and send them back the bag and the pack of cigarettes. Marcel Blot has been taking care of those things for now 58 years long and now thinks , as we do, that the time has come to give thembackto whom they belong to.
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