Pvt Joseph A Auclair

Pvt Joseph A Auclair

Birth
Maine, USA
Death 25 Dec 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
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Memorial ID 56641955 · View Source
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Joseph served as a Private, 262nd Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Cumberland County, Maine prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on May 1, 1944 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was noted as being employed as a Driver and also as Married.

Joseph was declared "Missing In Action" when the S.S. Léopoldville, on which he was a passenger, was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine U-486 while sailing between Southampton and Cherbourg during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Approximately 763 soldiers were killed in this attack along with 56 crew members of the Léopoldville.

Service # 31466138


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Joseph A. Auclair
Pvt ~ 262nd Infantry Regiment,
66th Infantry Division
Maine ~ 31466138


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56641955
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Joseph A Auclair (1921–25 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56641955, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .