29th Infantry Division 116th Regiment, C-Company
29th Infantry Division 116th Regiment, C-Company

C Company Photographs

Here we have a collection of all the identified C Company photographs that have been found.

 

A great source for some of these images has been the 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation Inc: https://116thregimentrollofhonor.blogspot.com

Captain Bertier Hawks - 0-415402 - Commanding Officer of C Company on D-Day. Died April 6th 1945 

Captain Hawks was injured on June 10th returning to the 116th December 9th 1944 as commander of I Company. He died April 6th 1945.

1Lt Thomas Royce Dallas Jr - 0-1290723 - Died June 6th 1944, 1Lt Dallas was on boarded B Companies HQ LCA and was killed reaching the beach at Dog Green sector. 1Lt Dallas is the only member of C Company to land at Dog Green which was the actual designated landing area for the company. 

We beleive 1Lt Dallas was on board the B Company HQ LCA in order to give C Company 1st hand information of the situation on the beach, C Company was to land directly behind B Company at Dog Green however ended up landing on Dog White due to the confusion of the day.

1Lt Thomas R Dallas Jr is mentioned in the B Company after action report of June 6th.

1Lt Dallas was 24 years old when we was killed and was a member of the Georgia National Guard before attending OCS to become an officer.

2Lt Francis Gardner Park - 0-442869 - 2Lt Park was one of the extra platoon leaders assigned to the assault elements of C Company,  however we do not know which platoon he was part of. 2Lt Park died on June 17th 1944.

Pvt. George Robert Losey - 32939645 - We do not know which boat team or platoon Pvt Losey was part of but we know from this quote taken from the C Company after action report that he died crossing the road on Dog White. "Pfc. Ralph Hubbard and Pvt. George R. Losey were killed by machine gun fire while crossing the road"

PFC Patrick J Keefe - 32815749 - PFC Keefe was a friend of Pvt Robert Lowry, they both landed with C Company on D-Day. PFC Keefe was killed July 3rd 1944.

T5 William H Campbell - 20803746 - T5 Campbell was a medic assigned to C Company and we think that he would have landed in the HQ boat along with Captain Hawks as medics were usually placed in the HQ boat.

C-Company after action report:

PFC. Cecil F. Randolph was hit in the leg by a machine gun bullet and went down in the water. Later a medic returned and pulled him up under a tank. The medic, T/5 William H. Campbell was under fire during this act and was later awarded a silver star for his bravery.

T5 William H Campbell died October 13th 1945.

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