Atlee, William Henry, T/5

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 745, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Technician Fifth Grade


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Madison
Last Address
Fort Madison, Iowa

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
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
E, 14, 44

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 Military Association Memberships
D - Day Fallen
  1944, D - Day Fallen


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 
 Unit Assignments
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1942-1943, 745, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 745, 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 745, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1944, 745, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

T/5 Bill Atlee, from one of the historically prominent families in Fort Madison, Iowa,  enlisted on 24 Sep 1942 at Camp Dodge, Herrold, Iowa. He graduated as part of Parachute Class # 49 at Fort Benning, Georgia 14 December 1942-2 January 1942..

He served with HQ Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

ON 6 June, he was one of the men in "Stick 3 #1" aboard a USAAF C-47 who was killed on D-Day. He was shot through the throat. He was initially buried at the American Cemetery at Blosville. Then at the American Cemetery, Normandy.

He has a memorial at  Elmwood Cemetery Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa.

He left a wife and daughter at his passing.
   
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