Salut les gars, je suis très fier de vous présenter ce super grouping que je me suis payé, des affaires de Glenn F SHAFFER, membres des troop carrier pendant la deuxième guerre. Il s'agit d'un bel ensemble avec énormément de docs dont je vais devoir faire la traduction. Les courriers en particulier qui m'ont l'air vachement intéressants car couvrant toute la période de la deuxième guerre.
Un peu de son histoire glanée sur le net avant tout:
Glenn F. Shaffer, 91, formerly of Dillsburg, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
He was born March 4, 1922, in Monaghan Twp., York County, the son of the late Oscar and Zedna (Fishel) Shaffer.
Glenn was the widower of Sarah (Wentz) Shaffer and was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Bushey and Elizabeth Henke. He is survived by several nephews and nieces.
He was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II, with the 437th. Troop-Carrier-Group, Ninth Air Force, where he attained the rank of Corporal. He was involved in the Rome-Arno, S. France, Normandy, N. France, Ardennes, Rhineland and C. European Campaigns; on D-Day he made three trips across the English Channel ferrying troops into battle. He was awarded the European-African-MiddleEastern Medal with seven battle stars, Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct medal.
Following his tour of duty to his country, he worked as a roofer and later for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, where he retired with 25 years of service as a Statistician and later as Chief of the Licensing Section.
Glenn was a member of the Dillsburg VFW, Mechanicsburg American Legion and Monaghan Twp., Fire Co. He was a former member of the Odd Follows and for many years served as Judge of Elections in Monaghan Twp. He never missed voting in an election until recent illness.
He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time at his niece/nephew's cabin on Shade Mountain, Snyder County. He also enjoyed reading true crime novels and woodworking (bird houses, feeders, etc.) In his later years, his greatest pleasure was sitting on his front porch watching the cars go by and for deer in the field across the road.
Services will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 11:00 am in the Cocklin Funeral Home, Inc., 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg with Pastor Zach Wilt officiating. A viewing will be held Tuesday from 10-11 am at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be held in the Mt. Peasant Cemetery, Dillsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Church of God, 146 S. York Rd., Dillsburg, PA 17019.
Glenn sur la photo de groupe:
Glenn agé (ce qui me semble bizarre, c'est que je crois l'avoir déjà vu sur des commémos en Normandie)