• Tribute to Corporal Clayton C DOANE (ASN 37344185)

    D/155th AAAB

    (April 06, 1924 - January 08, 1945)



    Clayton C DOANE was born on April 06, 1924 at Woodston, Rooks County, Kansas. Robert was enrolled on April 03, 1943 and entered service at Denver, Colorado. He received ASN 37344185 and was sent to Camp MacKall, North Carolina, assigned to the D/155th Abn AABn.

    Clayton was killed in action on January 08, 1945 during the battle of Dead Man's Ridge. This day, at 08h00 AM, Battery D attached to the 513th PIR suffered a violent counter-attack with 18 or more tanks and infantry. Two or three German tanks were knocked out but the paratroopers were obliged to withdraw to a position 3 km south of Mande-Saint-Etienne.

    The body of Clayton C DOANE returned stateside on late 1948 and is now permanently buried at Chalk Mound Cemetery, Laton, Rooks County, Kansas.



    NARA file


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