PFC Wayne W Gable

PFC Wayne W Gable

Birth
Williamstown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
25 Dec 1944 (aged 19)
At Sea
Burial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56644716 View Source

On Christmas Eve 1944, the Belgium troopship Leopoldville, left the pier at Southampton, England with over 2,000 American soldiers assigned to the 66th Infantry Division and crossed the English Channel to France. Just 5 1/2 miles from its destination, Cherbourg, the Leopoldville was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-486. There were 763 American soldiers killed and the bodies of 493 were never recovered from the Channel's frigid 48 degree waters.

On Christmas Eve 1944, the Belgium troopship Leopoldville, left the pier at Southampton, England with over 2,000 American soldiers assigned to the 66th Infantry Division and crossed the English Channel to France. Just 5 1/2 miles from its destination, Cherbourg, the Leopoldville was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-486. There were 763 American soldiers killed and the bodies of 493 were never recovered from the Channel's frigid 48 degree waters.

Bio by: Frogman


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  • Maintained by: Frogman
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56644716
  • Jamaya Owens
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56644716/wayne-w-gable: accessed ), memorial page for PFC Wayne W Gable (14 Nov 1925–25 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56644716, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by Frogman (contributor 47380828).