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How do I locate an original burial site in Normandy?

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 02:52
by Greg
Hi!

I posted this in the "introduction" section, but it does include all my questions.

Thanks,

Greg


Hi!

I am trying to locate, for his family, some information about the last days of Chester Courville, a 29 year old member of the Muckleshoot Tribe and, during WWII, of HQ 505th PIR of the 82nd Airborne who was reported killed on "6 June 1944". He had jumped previously in Sicily, so he was an experienced veteran, and we only know that he jumped on D-Day, but was MIA until 28 July 1944 His relatives, and particularly, his son, his would like more accurate information. His remains were returned to the US in and are now interred in a cemetery in Seattle, Washington.

His remains and personal items were returned from the temporary cemetery at Blosville, France after "Reburial" there on 30 June 1944 from a "...Isolated Grave..." at "...121-930...".

I have a suspicion that he may have survived his jump, fought for a period of time, and, perhaps up to a month later, was killed and buried in this "Isolated Grave".

I cannot firmly locate "121-930". Can anyone help me find it?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Greg Anderson

PS-Congratulations on a truly helpful and informative web site--one of the best I have visited.

Re: How do I locate an original burial site in Normandy?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 15:30
by johan willaert
These might be of help

http://www.qmfound.com/crosses.htm

http://triggertimeforum.yuku.com/topic/ ... Vikdp1CTcs

http://triggertimeforum.yuku.com/reply/ ... eply-47560

http://triggertimeforum.yuku.com/reply/ ... eply-54769

I believe the Original location of the Blosville cemetery was just in the SW corner of the N13 and D70 crossing on this map:
https://www.google.be/maps/@49.37144,-1.3009458,14z

The Original path of the N13 is now part of the new N13 and D974 roads on the map

Hope this helps

Johan

Re: How do I locate an original burial site in Normandy?

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 15:31
by johan willaert
Sorry, wasn't sure if you were looking for the Blosville location or the Original first grave ...