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There he is, a few days before D-Day on the LST-380 with an HA2c rating. With jguy1986 and MattS information, I think you got yourself a good one. Wanna sell it? ;)

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Using Matt's link, I posted the photo here. Congrats on an incredible find! BTW, I still think it's shellac. :)


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No problem, glad to help! He enlisted in the navy on 6/7/43 at Erie, PA, trained as a Hospital Apprentice and was on LST 380 during the D-Day landing. Returned to St. Marys, PA after the war, as a member of their VFW and Legion and passed away in 1964.

 

From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160380.htm

 

Crew of LST-380, June 1st, 1944, Brixham, England.

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D-Day helmet confirmed

 

Living the dream Pudgy!

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Crapgame: His name is Kelly. Used to be a Lieutenant, pretty good one too-

until someone gave him orders to attack the wrong hill. Wiped out half a company of GI's...

Somebody had to get the blame so he got picked....

Oddball (Laughing): Oh man, I don't like officers...

Crapgame (Laughing): Neither does he, so relax!

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Well, this has been an emotional roller coaster. Glad to be of some help, Pudgy.

In memory of Dr. Leo P. Krall, USPHS
USS Uniontown (PF-65)

Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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I'm on my phone right now so I can't post any photos, but if you check his muster roll from April 30 on LST 48, it is suggested that he was a member of FOXY 29.

 

This is really, really cool.

In memory of Dr. Leo P. Krall, USPHS
USS Uniontown (PF-65)

Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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First, I'm so glad this worked out and great work by fellow forum members you guys are awesome. A Normandy D-Day named invasion helmet = outstanding. Second I'm glad to actually have seen and hold this helmet and meet another forum member. Well done!!

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Holy cow!!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the progress this thread has gone through. Consider yourself extremely lucky and grateful that he put his name there and you found it... Congratulations!!

Actively collecting 7th Armored Division items, groupings, etc. especially anything dealing with CO B, 23rd AIB

"Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning." - Colonel David M. Shoup

 

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Here is what I wanted to post yesterday, showing the original FOXY 29 notation. Everyone on this page of the muster roll has a medical rating and was transferred to the USS LST-380 on April 14, 1944. I think it's safe to say that Fritz was involved with the aid station aboard the LST for the emergency treatment of Normandy casualties.

 

Fritz advanced in rating to HA1c on May 16, 1944.

 

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In memory of Dr. Leo P. Krall, USPHS
USS Uniontown (PF-65)

Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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