Currahees lost in battle, remembered in our hearts

Currahee Mass Grave

Jefferson Barracks St. Louis, MO.

Mass Grave

Seventeen Currahees from E Company were killed in action on June 6, 1944 in the D Day invasion when the aircraft they were in was hit and exploded over Ste. Mere-Eglise, Normandy, France.


Tec 5 Herman Collins Pvt George Elliott
1st Sgt William Evans 1st Lt Thomas Meehan III
Pfc William McGonigal Pfc John Miller
Pfc Sergio Moya Sgt Elmer Murray Jr
Pvt Ernest Oats Sgt Richard Owen
Sgt Carl Riggs SSgt Murray Roberts
Pfc Gerald Snider Pfc Elmer Telstad
Tec 5 Ralph Wimer Pfc Thomas Warren
Tec 5 Jerry Wentzel



1st Lt Harodl Cappelluto 2nd Lt John J Fanelli
2nd Lt Bernard Friedman Sgt Norman E Thompson
Sgt Albert R Tillotson


These Currahees were buried in Ste. Mere-Eglise with their flight crew. They were brought back to the United States in 1952 and reburied in this mass grave at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO.

Remembered by the daughter of E Company Commander 1st Lt. Thomas Meehan III, Barrie Meehan Meller.


Parachutist BadgeCombat Infantry Badge506th Unit Crest



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