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First Lieutenant Floyd Anselm POPE, Jr.

First Lieutenant Floyd Anselm POPE, Jr.

Male 1919 - 1944  (25 years)Deceased

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  • Name Floyd Anselm POPE 
    Title First Lieutenant 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Relationshipwith Regis John CARR
    Born 15 NOV 1919  Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Polk, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  Polk, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 20 OCT 1941  Fort Sill, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Individual Note 23 MAR 1942 
    Died 17 NOV 1944  Strasbourg, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Aft 17 NOV 1944  Epinal Amercian Cemetery, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "The site was liberated on 21 September 1944 by the U.S. 45th Infantry Division and a temporary military burial ground was established there fifteen days later by the 46th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company of the U.S. Seventh Army. Subsequently, the burial ground was selected to be a permanent cemetery site. Free use of the Epinal site as a permanent American military cemetery was granted by the French government in perpetuity without charge or taxation."
    http://standwheretheyfought.jimdo.com/the-vosges-2011-sites-of-the-the-vosges-campaign-in-1944-then-and-now/  
    Obituary 02 DEC 1944 
    Obituary 21 APR 1948 
    Age 25 years 
    Buried 22 APR 1948  Saint Columba Cemetery, Conception, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I124  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 16 DEC 2016 

    Father Ancestors Floyd Anselm POPE, Sr.
              b. 01 MAR 1894, Pickering, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 FEB 1981, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Margaret DOUGAN
              b. 17 AUG 1892, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 FEB 1975, Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F4859  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine Louise O'BRIEN
              b. 27 APR 1918, Conception Junction, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 SEP 2002, Springfield, Greene, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 08 MAR 1943  Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 16 DEC 2016 
    Family ID F8644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 NOV 1919 - Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Polk, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Polk, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - WWII: US Army First Lieutenant 220th Field Artillery Battalion, 44th Infantry Division Service Number: 01165772 KIA - France 1LT Pope had been in France a mere two months - and in combat for one month - before he was killed in action. WIKI: "The 44th Infantry Division landed in France via Cherbourg, 15 September 1944, and trained for a month before entering combat, 18 October 1944, when it relieved the 79th Division in the vicinity of Foret de Parroy, east of Lun?ville, France, to take part in the Seventh Army drive to secure several passes in the Vosges Mountains. Within 6 days, the division was hit by a heavy German counterattack, 25?26 October. The attack was repulsed and the 44th continued its active defense. On 13 November 1944, it jumped off in an attack northeast, forcing a passage through the Vosges Mountains east of Leintrey to Dossenheim, took Avricourt, 17 November, and pushed on to liberate Strasbourg, along with the 2d French Armored Division." CombatReels.com notes: "The 44th Division was a unit of the Army National Guard from 1920 to 1945. Upon activation into federal service on 15 September 1940, they trained and finally arrived in the ETO exactly four years later 15 September 1944. They were assigned to XV Corps and attached to 7th Army on 17 October 1944 where first units of the 44th entered combat for the first time. By 24 October the entire Division was in combat." - 20 OCT 1941 - Fort Sill, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 MAR 1943 - Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 NOV 1944 - Strasbourg, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - "The site was liberated on 21 September 1944 by the U.S. 45th Infantry Division and a temporary military burial ground was established there fifteen days later by the 46th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company of the U.S. Seventh Army. Subsequently, the burial ground was selected to be a permanent cemetery site. Free use of the Epinal site as a permanent American military cemetery was granted by the French government in perpetuity without charge or taxation." http://standwheretheyfought.jimdo.com/the-vosges-2011-sites-of-the-the-vosges-campaign-in-1944-then-and-now/ - Aft 17 NOV 1944 - Epinal Amercian Cemetery, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 APR 1948 - Saint Columba Cemetery, Conception, Nodaway, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    44th Infantry Division Shoulder Patch
    44th Infantry Division Shoulder Patch
    1LT Pope served with the 220th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm), 44th Division.
    The Army heraldry notes: The division insignia consists of two blue figure 4's back to back on a golden orange circular background within a blue border. The colors are those of the House of Nassau, whose Dutch settlers inhabited what is now New York and New Jersey, and are used because the division was organized from National Guard units of this region.

    Documents 12 documents

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 .
      Name: Floyd A Pope Jr
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Religion: Catholic
      Cemetery Name: Missouri
      Disposition: According to next of kin
      Service branch: Army
      Rank: First Lieutenant
      Service number: 1165772

    2. [S409] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
      Name: Catherine Louise Obrien
      Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1943
      Marriage Place: Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri
      Registration Place: Nodaway, Missouri, USA
      Spouse: 1st Lt Floyd A Pope Jr