When reading this
please remember that this is very dense article as
this is WWII Military Terminology. Feel free to
email me with questions and ask for the footnote
reports at the bottom of this article.
In a nutshell, Leo
A. Dumouchelle was in WWII but was never a POW or a
Pathfinder in Normandy. Dumouchelle was not in
Normandy at all in WWII. Maybe he went on vacation
years later but he was never there during the war.
He also claims to have been in Sicily and Italy with
Co C of the 307th which once again is a lie.
Leo A. Dumouchelle
has lied about his exploits in WWII. Dumouchelle
was interviewed by Central Coast Veterans Memorial
Museum in San Luis Obispo, CA. In the interview
with Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum
Dumouchelle states he was in Normandy and was a
The paper trail for Dumouchelle is as follows;
On the March Morning
Reports it shows him coming into the 82nd
307th at the end of February
It shows him coming in from a Personal Center #6 as
he had just recently got off the ship in Africa then
they flew to Naples as Anzio replacements.
The actual General
Orders with all of the 82nd Abn Div
were given to Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum
along with proof that he was not in Normandy, let
alone a Pathfinder.
When a person comes
in or leaves a Company the name will show up. In
this case Dumouchelle comes in from a furlough 29
May of 1944 and is still there showing Dumouchelle
going on furlough again 26 July to 30 July
as his name does not appear again which means he was
in England between 29 May and 26 July, not in
Normandy. Every day of May though July show him in
England with Co C of the 307th Abn Engr
Bn (C). Co C of the 307th did not go
Dumouchelle is not
allowed to wear the CIB (Combat Infantry Badge) as
he was in an Engineer unit, in this case the 307th
Abn Engr Bn (C).
The unit itself shows whether an Infantryman
or in this case CE (Combat Engineer).
This also means he is not allowed to wear the
Bronze Star Medal unless he won it during the war
and would need the General Order to wear the Bronze
Star Medal. The men with the CIB were awarded the
Bronze Star Medal in 1947.
listen to him speak is sad. He was in WWII with Co
C of the 307th Abn Engr Bn (C). He was
in Anzio starting 26 February 1944 then in Holland
September 17, 1944. It canít be commented on the
rest as I do not have that paperwork. The paperwork
showing Dumouchelle in England and never went to
Normandy and was not Pathfinder in Normandy.
Corporal Elmer Q.
Siddall was in Co B 307th Abn Engr Bn (C)
and was killed on 6 June 1944. That someone like
Dumouchelle would lie about his service in Normandy
is a disgrace. He has insulted the men killed in
Normandy and the Pathfinders who went in before the
that he was a POW, which is yet another lie. In the
footnotes is the link to the POW Records from NARA
itself. He was never a POW.
at Anzio, Holland and most likely the Ardennes then
into Germany. Why Dumouchelle decided to lie about
his service is unknown. If he lied about Normandy
what else has he lied about?
The photo supposedly
Dumouchelle is all 101st men and have all
been identified. If you want the names they are in
one of the DeTrez books St. Mere Eglise Book or the
Guth book The Way Were Ė Cpl Forrest Guth.
Dumouchelle hurts so many people because it brings
into question every soldier from WWII who canít
prove their work because they have no paperwork. A
majority of these men and women are telling the
truth. It is the .01% that makes everyone wonder
who else is fabricating their war records.
Dumouchelle has have
asked many times for his 53-55 Discharge papers from
WWII and has refused every time. There are 3
examples of 53-55 Discharges for WWII with this
The first shows a
507th Soldier with the Combat Infantry
Badge, the second shows a 507th Soldier
with the Combat Infantry Badge (served with a FA
(Field Artillery) Unit with the 8th Inf
Div) and was not Infantry. He was put into the 507th
to go home as he had enough points. The third 53-55
is for a Soldier who served with Co C of the 307th
Abn Engr Bn (C). It shows him as an Engineer and no
Combat Infantry Badge.
In the October 17,
2003 narrative I did not mention about his lie in
Sicily and Salerno jumps with the 307th
Abn Engr Bn (C). The documents are now in an and it
proves that he was not there either. Here is the
Payroll Record for October 1943 and his name is
nowhere in the Payroll Records.
November 1, 2013
307th Abn Eng Bn (C) Co C Payroll Records October