Howard, Gerald V., Jr., 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 1542, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
- 1944
First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot B, Row 42, Grave 53

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
D - Day FallenWorld War II Fallen
  1944, D - Day Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Senior Parachutist

 Unit Assignments
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1943-1944, 1542, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 6 June 1944, crew and passengers of a C-47 (tail Number 42-100905), 495th Troop Carrier Squadron, 440th Troop Carrier Group, 9th US Air Force departed England en route to the unit deployment over France on D-Day, took off from AAF Station 463 in Exeter, Devon, England to drop at 0140 over Albany. . This was "Chalk 15".

22 of these men were lost when the aircraft was shot down over

Pilot 1st Lt Ray B. Pullen
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt John M. Greeley
C/Chief SSgt Finney W. Gordon
Radio SSgt Sidney H. Saltzman

Co "I" 3/506th PIR 101st A/B Div.
1st Lt Gerald V. Howard Jr.
Sgt Robert L. Todd
T/4 John T. Bray Jr.
Cpl Donald E. Bignall
Cpl Marvin M. Stallings
T/5 Orville Vanderpool
Pfc Gilbert Amabisco
Pfc Richard L. Calhoon
Pfc Warren K. Carney
Pfc John J. Kittia
Pfc William E. Olson
Pvt James J. Farrel
Pvt Frederick P. Smith
Pvt Paul J. Weber
Pvt Howard Phillips
Pvt Glen L. Weirich
Pvt Clarence M. Wright
Pvt John A. Wright
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