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PFC Bernard J Kraemer

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PFC Bernard J Kraemer

Birth
Death
25 Dec 1944
At Sea
Burial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56646567 View Source

On Christmas Eve 1944, the Belgium troopship SS 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 SS 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

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Entered the service from New York.

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  • Maintained by: Frogman
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56646567
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56646567/bernard-j-kraemer: accessed ), memorial page for PFC Bernard J Kraemer (unknown–25 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56646567, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by Frogman (contributor 47380828).