244th Field Artillery Battalion

In Memoriam

To Those Who Gave Everything

The 244th Field Artillery Battalion Memorial Plaque outside Kostel sv. Vavřince, Hrádek, Czechia
244th Field Artillery Battalion Memorial Plaque, Kostel sv. Vavřince, Hrádek, Czechia

244th F. A. Battalion Memorial Plaque is located just east of Hrádek u Sušice at the Kostel sv. Vavřince in the Czech Republic.

May 8th, Liberation Day Celebration. Hrádek u Sušice citizens celebrate their Liberation from German occupation, the end of WWII and the 244th Field Artillery Battalion. The Kostel sv. Vavřince in the background

Private Joseph Creevey

Funeral of Pvt. Joseph Creevey, Battery B 244th F.A.B. killed in the line of duty October 28, 1942 outside of the Hulett- Winstead Funeral Home

Pvt. Joseph Creevey

Pvt. Creevey (33 301 187), a member of “B” Battery, was killed “In The Line Of Duty” 20th November 1942 in an accident where he fell and broke his vertebra.   This photo was taken at the east door of the Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home, Hattiesburg Mississippi.  1st Lt. Thomas B. Marriott jr., Major Carey Clark and other “B” Battery men are shown in this photo.  Private Creeveys remains shown here are being loaded onto a caisson for transportation to the rail depot and his return to Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

Private Creevey’s funeral was 25th November 1942 in Charleroi and he rests in Calvary Cemetery,
Section A., Lot 60, Grave No. 2, Washington County, Charleroi, Pennsylvania.
Special Thanks to:
Hattiesburg Area Historical Society, Laurie Crowson and
Tiffany Jean Fleet, BA, MLIS, Library Director, Monongahela Area Library

Staff Sergeant Louis Turner

S/Sgt. Louis Turner

8th August 1944, S/Sgt. Louis Turner, (34 249 341) Battery C, was Killed in the Line of Duty at Avranches, France during a German bombing attack on their POW enclosure.
S/Sgt. Turner rests in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Section 14, Lot 20, Grave 2

Private First Class John F. Jones

Pfc. John F. Jones

8th August 1944, Pfc. John Francis Jones (33 361 928) Battery C, was Killed in the Line of Duty at Avranches, France during a German bombing attack on their POW enclosure.
Pfc. Jones rests in Section 1, Row 1, Old St. Joseph Cemetery, Schuylkill County Pennsylvania

Find A Grave J.G.B. 47533410

Staff Sergeant Arthur G. Sirois

S/Sgt. Arthur G. Sirois

16 September 1944, S/Sgt. Arthur G. Sirois (20 139 824), Service Battery was accidentally killed by gunshot in the Line of Duty, 1/2 Mile North of Fresnis, France. S/Sgt. Sirois is buried in Cheshire County, Saint Patricks Cemetery, Jaffrey New Hampshire.

Find A Grave Russ Pickett 46575736

Luxembourg Memorial Cemetery And Memorial

At peace in the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial

1st. Lt. John C. Anderton

1st. Sargent William J. Valley jr.

 Captain Joseph T. Lyons

Corporal Leon A. Tedrick

General George S. Patton

Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Main Entrance. Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial Plots Map

1st. Lt. John C. Anderton

1st. Lt. John C. Anderton
Lt. Marriott wrote on this photo; “My good friend Lt. Anderton in
Ermsdorf Luxembourg a few weeks before he was killed”

1st. Lt. John C. Anderton

19th February 1945, Lt. John C. Anderton (01 178 400), Winchester, Tennessee,  was killed on a road near Kruchten Germany, 1600 to 1700 hours, 19th February 1945 when the jeep he was riding in struck a German Tellermine.
Plot E, Row 5, Grave 55
Luxembourg  American  Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

1st. Sergeant William J. Valley jr

1st. Sgt.  William J. Valley jr.,

19th February 1945, 1st. SGT. William J. Valley (31 012 889), Wolfenboro, N. H.,  was killed on a road near Kruchten Germany, 1600 to 1700 hours, 19th February 1945 when the jeep he was riding in struck a German Tellermine.
Plot E, Row 6, Grave 29
Luxembourg  American  Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Captain Joseph T. Lyons

Joseph T. Lyons, Sr.

Capt. Joseph T. Lyons

19th February 1945, Capt. Joseph T. Lyons (01 172 972), Ocean Springs, Miss., was killed on a road near Kruchten Germany, 1600 to 1700 hours, 19th February 1945 when the jeep he was riding in struck a German Tellermine.
Plot E, Row 5, Grave 57
Luxembourg  American  Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Corporal Leon A. Tedrick

Photo 15 Leon A. Tedrick

Leon A. Tedrick

Cpl. Leon A. Tedrick

19th February 1945, Cpl. Leon A. Tedrick (31 030 84), Hagerstown, Maryland,  was killed on a road near Kruchten Germany, 1600 to 1700 hours, 19th February 1945 when the jeep he was driving struck a German Tellermine.
Plot H Row 5 Grave 10
Luxembourg  American  Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Corporal Jasper A. Mathis

Jasper A. Mathis

Cpl. Jasper A. Mathis

Initially interned at Hamm American Cemetery in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.  He was reinternment at Long Beach Baptist Church Cemetery in Cairo Georgia April of 1949.

http://www.west-point.org/family/awon/star/issue69.PDF

2nd Lt. Herman Rosen

Herman Rosen

2nd Lt. Herman Rosen
5th April 1945, 2nd Lt. Herman Rosen (10 182 448), Battery “B” was shot and fatally wounded the 5th April 1945.  He was on patrol clearing the woods of German soldiers in front of his Battery position.  He died in the hospital a few days later, 10 April 1945.
Lt. Rosen rests in Mount Olive Cemetery, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Section 25, Row 1, Grave No. 38

Staff Sergeant Clarence E. Norris

Staff Sergeant Clarence E. Norris

S/Sgt. Clarence E. Norris

12th April, 1945 S/Sgt. Clarence E. Norris (34 339 707), Hq. Battery was seriously wounded when a German Panzerfaust exploded.  S/Sgt. Norris picked it up to throw it to one side of the road while clearing debris from a knocked out enemy vehicle.  He died of these wounds three days later.
Burial:  Ashland Cemetery, Benton County, Ashland Mississippi

Find A Grave Mavis Clemmer 47091146

Special Mention

General George S. Patton

Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg,
Luxembourg, Luxembourg – GPS (lat/lon): 49.61209, 6.18529

Colonel John J. Davis

Colonel Davis, 244th Field Artillery Battalion Commanding Officer.

Arlington National Cemetery,
Section 30, Grave 564 –A-LH

 

[1] W. U. (Doc) Savage Letter, December 15, 1949

[2] 244th Field Artillery Battalion After Action Report,  1st April to 30th April

[3] 244th Field Artillery Battalion Journal

[4] U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center, U.S. Army Military History Institute 202-244th 1945, “History of The 244thField Artillery Battalion During  World War II, Page 5