Following My Father's Footsteps
May-June, 2000


The article Following My Father's Footsteps contains a complete trip narrative.

photos from Edward A. Peters, III
son of CPT Edward A. Peters (REGT HQ, 506th PIR, KIA 06/09/44)
Wreaths

(L): 506th PIR wreath
(R): Wreath in remembrance of three 506th PIR Currahees:
PVT Roy Upton Talhelm (KIA Normandy); CPT Edward A. Peters (KIA D-Day);
and PFC Morris L. Thomas (MIA** 10/6/44 Opheusden). These wreaths were
part of the Memorial Day 2000 ceremonies at the
101st Airborne Division
Monument
at Arlington National Cemetery.

**In December 1971, a Dutch tree nurseryman found the remains of PVT
Morris L. Thomas (HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR)
, who is remembered on an
American WWII Orphans Network web page.



Littlecote Manor
Littlecote Manor (now called Littlecote House and Hotel), a famous old
English estate that was the residence of Sir Ernest and Lady Wills in
September 1943, when REGT HQ, 506th PIR moved into the Manor.


Littlecote Great Room

Great Room at Littlecote

The book Ramsbury at War by Roger Day contains a picture of some of the
REGT HQ Currahees in the Great Room at Littlecote in 1944. That photograph
was taken by John Reeder, Communications Platoon leader at the time.



CPT Edward Peters, May 28, 1944
Photograph of CPT Edward Peters at the Hungerford Railway Station, May 28, 1944,
taken by John Reeder, Communications Platoon leader. 506th PIR Currahees took the train
from Hungerford to Honiton, where they boarded busses to travel to the Upottery Airfield.


Hungerford Railway Station, 2002

November 2002 photo from Roger Day of Ramsbury at War:

Roger is standing on the same Hungerford Railway Station
platform as CPT Peters was in the May 1944 photograph.


Uppottery AirField Entrance
An entrance to what was the Upottery Airfield, where most of the 506th PIR took off for
Normandy. This picture is taken from the same perspective as a WWII photograph (in the
book Devon at War 1939-45 by Gerald Wasley) that shows a PBY4-1 sitting on the apron.


The following photos were taken in the American Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer, Normandy, France.
MAJ George S. Grant

The photo of MAJ George S. Grant [HQ (S-4 and XO), 3rd BN, 506th PIR] is
from the Currahee Scrapbook, 506th PIR 20 July 1942 - 4 July 1945


Todd and Talhelm  
(L): SGT Robert L. Todd (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR) KIA in the D-Day crash of Plane#15
(R): PVT Roy Upton Talhelm (G Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR) is remembered on an American
WWII Orphans Network
web page.



Wall of Missing

SGT Victor A. Turkovich (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR) is listed on the Wall of Missing.



CPT Edward A. Peters


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This page updated 04/06/13