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1LT Thomas Meehan, III

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1LT Thomas Meehan, III

  • Birth 8 Jul 1921 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 6 Jun 1944 France
  • Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot 84 0 25-31
  • Memorial ID 19056306

Thomas Meehan was the second Company Commander of "Easy Company," 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was killed during the Battle of Normandy, when the C-47 Skytrain plane he was on was hit by German Anti-Aircraft fire over Beuzeville-au-Plain, approximately two miles south of the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. He was portrayed by Jason O'Mara in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers." On June 6, 2000, a memorial was established at the Beuzeville-au-Plain church to Meehan, and the other paratroopers killed when their plane was shot down.


Inscription

1LT, 506 PRCHT INF REGT, 101 ABN DIV WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: Douglas Brown
  • Added: 22 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19056306
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Thomas Meehan, III (8 Jul 1921–6 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19056306, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Douglas Brown (contributor 46904304) .