Rank and Name, Private First Class Luie Enos Britton.
Unit/Placed in, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (B-Comp), 17th Airborne Division “Golden Talons”.
The 507th PIR was assigned to the veteran 82nd “All American” Airborne Division, to replace the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, which had suffered many casualties while serving.
Soon after the return to England the 507th was permanently assigned to the 17th Airborne Division, because another of the 82nd’s regiments, the 504th Parachute Infantry, had by then returned from fighting at Anzio.
Luie is born approx. on 19 March 1917 in Weatherford, Texas.
Father, Randolph Marion Britton.
Mother, Virgie Lee (Whitfield) Britton.
Sister(s), Edith May, Clara Bessie, Mary Beulah, Dolly Cleo, Nelly Belle, Nancy Oleta, Baby Girl and Baby Girl Britton.
Brother(s), Ray Otis, Winifred Edgar, Randolph Marion, Lee Amos, J.N., Baby Boy, Warren Hardy and Don Leon Britton.
Spouse, Jerlene (Olson) Britton.
Luie enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 38537953.
The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment would participate in three operations during World War II: D-Day (France), the Battle of the Bulge (Belgium) and Operation Varsity (Germany).
Luie survived the war, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Luie is buried/mentioned at Nestucca Valley Community Cemetery,
Tillamook County, Oregon, USA
Thanks to, https://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/507/507.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/