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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

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Randolph Clifford Jennie

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, A Company Rank: CorporalBorn: 09/21/1921 Lookingglass, Douglas County, Oregon

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 07/27/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Les Mesnil-Herman, Normandy France
Hometown: Rural, Douglas, Oregon
Army Serial Number: 39323215
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: C row 20 grave 34
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Biografische informatie

Location grave Corporal Randolph Clifford Jennie at the  Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial:

 

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: C row 20 grave 34

Randolph Clifford Jennie Cross Colleville Sur Mer AMBC Cemetary

Randolph Clifford Jennie Cross Colleville Sur Mer AMBC Cemetary

 


Where was Corporal Randolph Clifford Jennie killed in Action?

Phase: Phase I – The “Break-Through”

We know that Corporal Randolph Clifford Jennie served in Company A, that is essential to give a good lead on when and where he might have been killed.
But there is some more info on where the 17th Engineers were involved in action on the day that Corporal Randolph Clifford Jennie 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 Corporal Randolph Clifford Jennie 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 was killed in action at Les Mesnil-Herman, Normandy France:


Enlistment report of changes

Randolph C Jennie Enlistment

Randolph C Jennie Enlistment

 


Official casualty list

Deathlist Randolph Clifford Jennie

Deathlist Randolph Clifford Jennie

Deathlist Randolph Clifford Jennie

Deathlist Randolph Clifford Jennie

 


US Sensus 1930

Randolph Jennie

United States Census, 1930
Name Randolph Jennie
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Olalla, Douglas, Oregon, United States
Gender Male
Age 9
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1921
Birthplace Oregon
Father’s Birthplace Switzerland
Mother’s Birthplace Switzerland
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 2
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Rudolph Jennie Head M 47 Switzerland
Ervin A Jennie Son M 24 Oregon
Norma Jennie Daughter F 14 Oregon
Louise Jennie Daughter F 12 Oregon
Eunice Jennie Daughter F 11 Oregon
Randolph Jennie Son M 9 Oregon
Randolph Clifford Jennie 1930 US Census

Randolph Clifford Jennie 1930 US Census

US Sensus 1940

Randolph C Jennie was working as a Falling Logging at the age of 19.

Randolph C Jennie Male 19 Single White Head Oregon 1921 Rural, Douglas, Oregon
Randolph Clifford Jennie 1940 US Census

Randolph Clifford Jennie 1940 US Census


Family

 

Rudolph Edward Jenni jennie

father

BIRTH
DEATH 1966 (aged 85–86)
BURIAL
Roseburg Memorial Gardens

RoseburgDouglas CountyOregonUSA

Emma Jennie
mother
BIRTH

Switzerland
DEATH 27 May 1926 (aged 26–27)

Douglas County, Oregon, USA
BURIAL
Roseburg Memorial Gardens

RoseburgDouglas CountyOregonUSA

Archie Leeroy Jennie
brother
BIRTH
DEATH 7 Apr 1991 (aged 65)
BURIAL
Tenmile Cemetery

TenmileDouglas CountyOregonUSA 

Norma Jennie
sister
Louise Rose Jennie
sister
Eunice Mae Jennie
sister
Archie Leeroy Jennie
brother
Ella Jennie
stepmother
Ervin Jenni
half brother
Dorothy Izabel Jennie
half sister
Della Irene Jennie
half sister

Enlistment details

Unknown.


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

 

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