Then and now in London ...
I am currently in London for my work and I have take few moments to make a "Then and now" pic on the footprints of Merlin Buck. Merlin L Buck was member of HQ1 Company / 193rd GIR. While he was stationed in Chiseldon, he received a permission for visiting London. He makes several pics from this journey. This is one of them realized at Piccadilly Circus, probably in fall of 1944 and the same place today ! Note the fountain is no longer exactly at the same place. In 1944, it was still protected against the german air raids.
Tribute to Private First Class John MADONI Jr (ASN 33669830)
(December 17, 1924 - April 06, 1945)
John MADONI Jr was born on December 17, 1924 at Nanty-Glo, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Sr and Agnes MADONI. He entered service on March 31, 1943 at Greensburg, PA and received ASN 33669830. He was sent at Camp MacKall, NC and assigned to D/193rd GIR. John MADONI was wounded in action during the battle of the bulge. When the 193rd GIR was disbanded in March 1945, Pfc MADONI was assigned to D/194th GIR.
He was killed in action on April 06, 1945 at Kallenhardt, Germany. His body returned stateside and he is now permanently buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.
Tribute to Staff Sergent Earl S PATTON (ASN 39239911)
(January 31, 1912 - March 26, 1945)
Earl S PATTON was born on January 31, 1912 at Porterville, California. He was the son of Robert S and Josie PATTON. He was enlisted on May 16, 1942 at Los Angeles, CA and received ASN 39239911. He was volunteer to serve in the new Airborne Corps and was finally assigned to I/507th PIR.
He fought Normandy, during the battle of the Bulge and was part of operation Varsity where he died fo wounds on March 26, 1945 in Germany.
Earl S PATTON is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden- Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands.
Tribute to Private First Class Arnold F BAILEY (ASN 11115769)
(September 29, 1922 - March 25, 1945)
Arnold F BAILEY was born on September 29, 1922 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was the son of William G and Helen M BAILEY. He was volunteer to serve in the US Army and was enlisted on November 04, 1942 at Boston, MA. He received ASN 11115769. He was finally volunteer to serve in the new Airborne Corps and was probably sent to Fort Benning, Georgia where he was assigned to A/513th PIR.
He fought in the battle of the Bulge and was part of operation Varsity where he died fo wounds on March 25, 1945 in Germany.
His body returned stateside and he is now permanently buried at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, MA.
Tribute to Private First Class Richard R MOWREY (ASN 33621815)
(September 13, 1924 - March 24, 1945)
Richard R MOWREY was born on September 13, 1924 at Nanty-Glo, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William H and Ida S MOWREY. He entered service on March 30, 1943 at Allentown, PA and received ASN 33621815. He was then sent at Camp MacKall, NC and assigned to C/194th GIR.
He was killed in action on March 24, 1945 in Germany.
His body returned stateside and he is now permanently buried at the New Jerusalem Cemetery, Leithsville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
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