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Lemm, Tec 5 Herbert H.

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T/5 Herbert Harry Lemm 
Born: 27 September 1921 – Oak Park, Illinois 
Parents: William Lemm & Florence Lengert-Lemm 
Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother 
Hometown: 
– 442 Thomas Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1940 
Employment: Campbell Soup Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 February 1942
Contact Person: William Lemm – father
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 the battalion through Chicago 
– Camp Shanks, New York 
Unit: Company A, 745th Tank Battalion, 1st Infantry Division 
Ship: 
Queen Elizabeth – boarded: 18 & 19 August 1943 
– sailed – 20 August 1943 
– arrived – 26 August 1943 – Firth of Clyde, Scotland – took a 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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