Lemm

 

Tec 5 Herbert Harry Lemm


Born: 27 September 1921 - Oak Park, Illinois

Parents: William Lemm & Florence Lengert-Lemm

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother

Hometown:

    - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1940

Inducted:

    - U.S. Army

        - 7 October 1942 - Chicago, Illinois

Serial Number: 36373622

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

    - Camp Bowie, Texas

        - left camp on 14 April 1943

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

        - took part in maneuvers - then returned to Camp Bowie

    - Camp Bowie

        - left camp on 14 August 1943 - train took Lemm and other members of battalion through Chicago

    - Camp Shanks, New York

Unit: Company A, 745th Tank Battalion, 1st Infantry Division

Ship:

    - 745th boarded the Queen Elizabeth - 18th & 19th August 1943

        - sailed - 20 August 1943

        - arrived - 26 August 1943 - Firth of Clyde, Scotland - took train to

          Camp Ogbourne St. George -Swindon

            - left this camp - 3 April 1943

Engagements:

    - Normandy Invasion

        - landed at Omaha Beach

Killed in Action:

    - 28 July 1944 - west of Cambernon near La Chapelle

        - A Company fought German 2nd Panzer - Germans used artillery and mortars

Memorial:  Tablets of the Missing - Normandy American Cemetery - Colleville-sur-Mer, France




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