Manning, 1st Lt. James B.

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1st Lt. James Bernard Manning 
Born: 23 July 1914 – Washburn, Wisconsin 
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. John F. Manning 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Wife: Daisy 
Faculty Member: 1939 -1940 
– Manning was the first man from the Midwest to qualify for military service
through the Selective Service Act. 
Hometown: 
– Washburn Wisconsin 
Employment: Proviso Township High School – Maywood, Illinois
Residence: 7742 West Monroe Street, Forest Park, Illinois 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Ann Manning Tomaso – sister
Enlisted: 
– 18 November 1940 – Illinois – Fort Sheridan, Illinois 
Training: 
– Fort Custer, Michigan 
– Officers Candidates School 
Serial Number: O&1283990 
Training: 
– Unknown 
– Unit: 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division 
Engagements: 
– landed at Utah Beach – 12 to 14 June 1944 
– first combat – 19 June 1944 – Valognes and Cherbourg, France 
– division entered Cherbourg on 25 June 1944 
– capture Fort du Roule, La Basse-Normandie, Cherbourg-Octeville – 26 June 1944 
Killed in Action: 
– 26 June 1944 
– according to a note to his parents sent by his wife, Daisy, he was hit by shrapnel while sitting in a field eating rations 
Buried: 
– Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-Sur-Mer, France 
– Plot: A Row: 18 Grave: 20 
Memorial: 
– Woodland Cemetery – Washburn, Wisconsin 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 
– Silver Star 

 

 

 

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