Allan Andrade

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  • in reply to: 566th Signal Corp #4481

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Suggest you e-mail me at agandrade37@msn.com and I will give you name, e-mail address, & phone # of someone
    for you to contact for more information.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: General Comments & Questions #4426

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    I assume you are referring to the Wall of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery. It is not a Leopoldville memorial but about 1/3 of the engraved names are from the Leopoldville disaster. pvt. Harmon was assigned to 1st platoon, Co. D, 264th regiment. His body was among those recovered after the sinking. His body is not one of the 76 recovered bodies buried at Normandy American Cemetery. His body must therefore have been returned to the United States after the war and either buried in a local home-town cemetery or a National military cemetery.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: William P Quinlan #1211

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Pfc. William P. Quinlan from Omaha, Nebraska was assigned to Company F, weapons platoon, 262nd regiment, 66th infantry division. There were 3 survivors from his platoon of which 2 were hospitalized. No bodies from his platoon were recovered. The body of Pfc. Quinlan was among the 27 from his platoon never found. Company F was quartered where the torpedo struck the ship. Of 175 soldiers assigned to Company f, only 19 survived. Stats from my copy of National archive official army Leopoldville casualty lists prepared on 12/29/1944 & 01/05/1945. Ms. Sorenson should contact me directly via e-mail at agandrade37@msn.com. If she has a photo of him I will post it on the appropriate In Memoriam page.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: Warren Gresham #1022

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Your uncle, S/Sgt. Warren A. Gresham, was assigned to Company E, 3rd platoon, 264th regiment, 66th Infantry division. He was one of 41 survivors from his platoon. Only 3 of the 41 survivors from his platoon were hospitalized. He was not hospitalized. No one from 3rd platoon was killed. Stats are from my copy of National archive official army Leopoldville casualty lists prepared on 12/29/1944 & 01/05/1945. Your uncle’s name appears on page 352 of my book, Leopoldville: A Tragedy Too Long Secret, among the names of the 264th regiment Leopoldville survivors.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: Glenn Cushman #1019

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Bruce,

    I would very much appreciate a photo (jpeg attachment) of your uncle and any bio info about him. I will post it on the In Memoriam page. Send it to my e-mail address agandrade37@msn.com. Thank you.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: General Comments & Questions #1016

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Thank you for your kind comments on my book. Your grandfather, Pvt. Martin Fernandes, was assigned to Company F, 3rd. Platoon, 262nd. Regiment, which was quartered where the torpedo struck the ship. There were only 4 survivors from his platoon of which 3 were hospitalized. No bodies from the platoon were recovered. Your grandfather’s body was among 37 from his platoon never found.

    I am no longer in touch with any living survivors. There is an organization called the PVO (Panther Veterans Organization). They will have a reunion in June in Louisville, KY. Do you have a photo of your grandfather that you could e-mail me to post on our In Memoriam page? If you e-mail me at agandrade37@msn.com I will send you the name of the PVO contact person for the June reunion.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: Web Site Helps Victims/Survivors Families #988

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    In the event that your post is inadvertently not forwarded to me for a response, please e-mail me at agandrade37@msn.com if you do not hear from me within several days of your post. I will get back to you.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: Web Site Helps Victims/Survivors Families #987

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Pfc. Bruce E. Ziegler was assigned to Company I, Weapons platoon, 262nd regiment, 66th Infantry Division. He was one of 23 survivors from his platoon and one of 16 survivors from his platoon hospitalized. There were 4 bodies from his platoon recovered and the bodies of 5 from his platoon were never found. His name is listed in my book, Leopoldville: A Tragedy Too Long Secret, among the list of survivors on page 343.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville Disaster Author/Historian

    in reply to: Flowers of Memory #986

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    There is a photo of Pvt. Chester Simmons on the In Memoriam page (Q-T) of this web site.
    Pvt. Falci from Buffalo, NY was assigned to Company F, 3rd platoon, 262nd regiment, 66th Infantry division. There were 4 survivors from his platoon of which 3 were hospitalized. No bodies from his platoon were recovered. The body of Pvt. Falci was among the 25 from his platoon never found.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: Information on PVT James William Pate #985

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Pvt. James W. Pate was assigned to Company F, Company Headquarters platoon, 262nd Regiment, 66th Infantry Division.
    They were quartered where the torpedo struck the Leopoldville. Pvt. Pate was one of 2 survivors from his platoon and both survivors were hospitalized. There were 3 bodies from the platoon recovered and the bodies of 21 soldiers from the platoon were never found. Stats are from my copy of National archive official army Leopoldville casualty lists prepared on 12/29/1944 & 01/05/1945.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: General Comments & Questions #709

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Do you have a photo of Pvt. Turisk that you could send me? I will then post it on the In Memoriam page.

    Allan Andrade

    in reply to: General Comments & Questions #694

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    Pvt. Isadore Turisk was assigned to Company C, 3rd platoon, 264th Regiment, 66th Infantry Division. There were 33 survivors from his platoon of which 8 were hospitalized. There were 3 bodies from his platoon recovered. The body of Pvt. Turisk was among the 4 bodies from his platoon never found. Stats indicate he made it off the ship & either drowned or froze to death in the 48 degree waters of the English Channel. Stats are from my copy of the National archives official army Leopoldville casualty lists prepared on 12/29/1944 & 01/05/1945. His name is listed in the In Memoriam pages of my book, Leopoldville: A Tragedy Too Long Secret, on page 312.

    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

    in reply to: My grandmother never gave up hope. #544

    Allan Andrade
    Participant

    What was the name of your grandmother’s son? I have the complete official army Leopoldville casualty list from the National archives in my research files. I can give you a much better idea of what probably were his final moments.
    Allan Andrade
    Leopoldville disaster author/historian

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