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Blosville and Back Again


The 325th Glider Infantry landed in and around Drop Zone L near Blosville.  On the third day of action 9 June 1944 these 4 men from Company H 325th Glider Infantry 82nd Airborne Division were killedby mortar fire outside of the town of le Ham.  Their bodies were sent for burial at the 82nd Airborne Division Cemetery.  The men killed were (Linked by name shows their Army Records);


0-453422 Bloom, Irvin Capt  Company Commander 82nd Cemetery Buried 6/12/1944 A-02-068 Reburied A-04-068 7/5/1944 Blosville


6894087 Smith, Carl Technical Sergeant Platoon Sergeant 82nd Cemetery Buried 6/15/1944 A-01-029 Reburied A-02-029 7/5/1944 Blosville


35717256 Gassner, Carl B. Private First Class 82nd Cemetery Buried 6/12/1944 A-02-068 Reburied A-04-069 7/5/1944 Blosville


36413741 Bartels, Donald J. Private 82nd Cemetery Buried 6/15/1944 A-01-028 Reburied A-02-028 7/5/1944 Blosville


This information came from the Book Letís Go! (Page 171) written by Wayne Pierce.  Army Records include Morning Reports, Surgeon General Repots and Graves Registration Records.      



Brian N. Siddall

December 2, 2023

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