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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Adam F Kauchis » Roll of Honor

Adam F Kauchis

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: SergeantBorn: 08/16/1915

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 11/28/1940
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
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Biografische informatie

Location grave Sergeant Adam F Kauchis at the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Oneida, New York, united States:

Gravestone Adam F Kauchis

Gravestone Adam F Kauchis


Where was Sergeant Adam F Kauchis  killed in Action?

Phase: Phase I – The “Break-Through”

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.)

Summary

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

Official Casualty list Oneida County New York Kachis Adam F detail

Official Casualty list Oneida County New York Kachis Adam F detail

Official Casualty list Oneida County New York Kachis Adam F detail

Official Casualty list Oneida County New York Kachis Adam F detail

 


Headstone Application Card

Gravestone Card Adam F Kauchi

Gravestone Card Adam F Kauchis

 


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

Adam Kauchis

United States Census, 1940
Name Adam Kauchis
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 2, Utica, Utica City, Oneida, New York, United States
Sex Male
Age 25
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birthplace New York
Birth Year (Estimated) 1915
Last Place of Residence Same House
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Joseph Kauchis Head M 58 Lithuania
Catherine Kauchis Wife F 56 Poland
John Kauchis Son M 32 New York
Adam Kauchis Son M 25 New York
Joseph Kauchis Male 58 Married White Head Lithuania
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.

US Sensus 1940

US Sensus 1940


Sergeant Adam F Kauchis on a photo of A Company; Omaha Beach through the ‘Le Ruquet’ Draw, Normandy, France, June 1944

17th Arrmored Engineer Battalion, halftrack A-company leaves Omaha Beach through the 'Le Ruquet' Draw, Nornandy,France, June 1944

17th Armored Engineer Battalion, halftrack A-company leaves Omaha Beach through the ‘Le Ruquet’ Draw, Normandy,France, June 1944

Sergeant Adam F Kauchis 17th Engineers halftrack ‘Le Ruquet’ Draw, Normandie, Frankrijk Juni 1942

Sergeant Adam F Kauchis 17th Engineers halftrack 'Le Ruquet' Draw, Nornandie, Frankrijk Juni 1942

Sergeant Adam F Kauchis 17th Engineers halftrack ‘Le Ruquet’ Draw, Normandie, Frankrijk Juni 1942

 


Enlistment details

Adam F Kauchis

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
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
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1915
Birthplace NEW YORK
Education Level 3 years of high school
Civilian Occupation Unskilled occupations in manufacture of textiles, n.e.c.
Marital Status Single, without dependents
Military Rank Private
Army Branch Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference Civil Life
Serial Number 32025171
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 04563.178

Obituary

Name Adam F Kauchis
Event Type Burial
Event Place Yorkville, Oneida, New York, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Affiliate Record Identifier 147059105
Cemetery Holy Trinity Cemetery

 


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Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
Photos © by: Findagrave.com, familysearch.org

 

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