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Adam F KauchisUnit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: SergeantBorn: 08/16/1915
Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Deceased: 07/27/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location:Les Mesnil-Herman, Normandy France
Hometown: Utica City, Oneida, New York, United States
Army Serial Number: A 32025171
Burial: Holy Trinity Cemetery, Yorkville, Oneida County, New York, USA
Plot: Section 17
Location grave Sergeant Adam F Kauchis at the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Oneida, New York, united States:
Where was Sergeant Adam F Kauchis killed in Action?
We do not know for sure what Comapany Sergeant Adam F Kauchis served in, we do know that he was officialy is noted as “Killed in Action”.
But there is some more info on where the 17th Engineers were involved in action on the day that Sergeant Adam F Kauchis was killed in action.
On july 25th the company D and B were south of Pont Herbert, Normandy, sweeping mines and filling bomb craters on roads and making by-passes through hedgerows for the armored columns. Company A and Company C were heading for Canisy and St Gilles. “Company A was pulling in bivouac near Les Mesnil-Herman on july the 27th when a heavy incoming artillery barrage killed Capt. Cecil E. McHahan and five man of Company A, and wounded several others.”
(Source: 17th Armored Engineer Battalion Unit History.)
Combat Command B was with Company B (from the 17th Engineers) preparing an assault on Pont Brocard, Notre Dame le Cenilly, area around Legronne and Cambernon.
The roads were mined and some roads were in bad shape as a result of the bombing, during the night of july 26th on 27th the Engineers worked to remove mines and to make the passable.
(Source: Book “Hell on Wheels, the 2nd Armored Division by Donald E Houston, 1977.)
Although not confirmed, it is verly likely that Sergeant Adam F Kauchis was one of the five man of Company A who were killed with Capt. Cecil E. McHahan, during the artillery bombardment at Le Mesnil-Herman on 27th of july 1944.
Location where Corporal Randolph Clifford Jennie (supposably) Les Mesnil-Herman, Normandy France:
Official casualty list
Headstone Application Card
The location of the house in the year where Sergeant Adam F. Kauchis lived with the family, as an 25 year old “ Laborer in a Cottonmill”:
Adress: 625 Potter St, Utica, NY 13502, Verenigde Staten
US Sensus 1940
|Event Place||Ward 2, Utica, Utica City, Oneida, New York, United States|
|Relationship to Head of Household (Original)||Son|
|Relationship to Head of Household||Son|
|Birth Year (Estimated)||1915|
|Last Place of Residence||Same House|
|John Kauchis||Son||M||32||New York|
|Adam Kauchis||Son||M||25||New York|
|Catherine Kauchis||Female||56||Married||White||Wife||Poland||1884||Same House|
|John Kauchis||Male||32||Single||White||Son||New York||1908||Same House|
|Adam Kauchis||Male||25||Single||White||Son||New York||1915||Same House|
Adam F Kauchis work as a “Laborer” in a Cottonmill in New York city in the year 1940.
Sergeant Adam F Kauchis on a photo of A Company; Omaha Beach through the ‘Le Ruquet’ Draw, Normandy, France, June 1944
|Name||Adam F Kauchis|
|Name (Original)||KAUCHIS ADAM F|
|Event Type||Military Service|
|Event Date||28 Nov 1940|
|Event Place||Syracuse, New York, United States|
|Education Level||3 years of high school|
|Civilian Occupation||Unskilled occupations in manufacture of textiles, n.e.c.|
|Marital Status||Single, without dependents|
|Army Branch||Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA|
|Army Component||Selectees (Enlisted Men)|
|Source Reference||Civil Life|
|Affiliate ARC Identifier||1263923|
|Box Film Number||04563.178|
|Name||Adam F Kauchis|
|Event Place||Yorkville, Oneida, New York, United States of America|
|Affiliate Record Identifier||147059105|
|Cemetery||Holy Trinity Cemetery|
Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
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