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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

1st LT Francis Joseph Crimmins » Roll of Honor

1st LT Francis Joseph Crimmins

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company – A Rank: First LieutenantBorn: 1904

Awards and Citations: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 09/15/1944 Killed in action (KIA)
Location: North of Maastricht, Meersen, Limburg, Holland
Hometown: Massachusetts
Army Serial Number: O-495555
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers Liège, Belgium
Plot: G row 6 grave 27
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’54.2″N 5°54’07.2″E

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Location grave First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins:

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial

Headstone Francis Jospeph Crimmins

Headstone Francis Jospeph Crimmins

Hell on Wheels monument at Geleen, the Netherlands

Monument Geleen Holland, Francis Crimmins

Monument Geleen Holland, Francis Crimmins

Where was First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins killed in action:

The next day, september 15th  at Canne where a DD Bailey Bridge had collapsed during construction, the same units combined to erect a 135 foot treadway over the Albert Canal. It was on this same day that 1st Lieutenant Crimmins, CO (Commisioned Officer) of Company ”A”, was killed by a sniper while making a reconnaissance of the canal north of Maastricht, and 1st Lt. Clyde Loyd was detached from Co. ”C” and placed in command of Company ”A”.

(Source: Unit History 17th Armored Engineer Battalion)

Summary

We know that he was killed by sniper fire, on the North of Maastricht on reconnaisance at a canal.
The monument at Geleen that has te name of First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins on it tells us he probably was killed at Geleen, it is North of Maastricht as the Unit History mentioned.
We think it should be the Maas canal south of Geleen where First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins was killed by a sniper.

 


Location where First Lieutenant Francis Joseph Crimmins was killed in action at the Maas at Geleen:


Temporary Grave at Fosses

Temporary Cemetery of Fosse, Belgium at Block C, Row 5, Grave 86

Francis Joseph Crimmins Temporary Burial at Fosse

Francis Joseph Crimmins Temporary Burial at Fosse


Detail Casualtylist, Francis Jospeph Crimmins, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Detail Casualtylist, Francis Jospeph Crimmins, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

Detail Casualtylist, Francis Jospeph Crimmins, Norfolk County, Massachusetts


Location of the house where Francis Joseph Crimmins lived as an 25 year old in the year 1930:

Adress: Pasco Road 58, Springfield County, Massachusetts, United States
(The house was build in 1919 and they lived here since 1920 as stated in the Senus of 1920. They must have been the first occupants)

The household of Francis Joseph Crimmins as an 25 year old in the year 1930:

CENSUS 1930 Household family Role Gender Age Birthplace
Catherine E Crimmins Head F 35 Massachusetts
Francis J Crimmins Brother M 25 Massachusetts
William C Crimmins Brother M 24 Massachusetts
Grace I Crimmins Sister F 21 Massachusetts
Agnes F Crimmins Sister F 18 Massachusetts

Father:John F Crimmins (+/-1865 – ?) Imigrated from: England, Wales, Cardiff Glamorganshire, Glamorgan, Roath, Milton street 46.
Mother: Annie E Crimmins (+/-1872-?) Imigrated from: England, Wales, Cardiff Glamorganshire, Glamorgan, Roath, Milton street 46.


The household of Francis Joseph Crimmins as an 25 year old in the year 1920:

Annie E Crimmins
Clarence F Crimmins
Catherine E Crimmins
John J Crimmins
Annie C Crimmins
Mary R Crimmins
Edward L Crimmins
Joseph M Crimmins
Francis J Crimmins
William C Crimmins
Grace Crimmins
Agnes Crimmins

Enlistment details:

Francis J Crimmins

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name Francis J Crimmins
Name (Original) CRIMMINS FRANCIS J
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 07 Oct 1942
Term of Enlistment Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1904
Birthplace MASSACHUSETTS
Education Level Grammar school
Civilian Occupation Bartenders
Marital Status Single, without dependents
Military Rank Private
Army Branch Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge

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Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
Photos © by: Moos Raaijmakers, Findagrave.com

Categorieën: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div - A Company
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