Bekende 'deelnemers' aan D-day

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Bekende 'deelnemers' aan D-day

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hey allemaal,

ik ben op zoek naar bekende personen die tijdens D-day aan land kwamen. Kan iemand enkele namen noemen?
Ik weet één naam tot nu toe en dat is James Doohan...

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James Montgomery Doohan (Vancouver, 3 maart 1920 - Redmond (Washington), 20 juli 2005) was een Canadese acteur die voornamelijk bekend werd door zijn rol als hoofdboordwerktuigkundige "Scotty" aan boord van USS Enterprise in de televisie- en filmserie Star Trek.
Zeg maar even er bij dat je mensen zoekt die in de 2e wereld oorlog hebben gestreden en naar de 2e WO een carriere zijn begonnen als Acteur of bekenende voetballer. Dat is toch iets duidelijker??

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er was hier ooit een topic over een amerikaan ...

ha hier Audie Leon Murphy

maar of hij op d-day aan land is gekomen? dat weet ik nu niet...
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Audie Leon Murphy zat bij de 3rd Infantry Division en is dus niet tijdens D-day aan land gekomen. Wel is hij geland in Zuid-Frankrijk tijdens Operation Dragoon in Augustus 1944.
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Audie Murphy is op verschillende D-Days aan land gekomen... :lol:

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Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

Is wel geen acteur of dergelijke maar toch een bekende naam!
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Charles Durning

Hij landde op Omaha beach tijdens Overlord. Hij ontsnapte ook tijdens de slachting bij Malmedy aan de dood.
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Alec Guinness (Star Wars) bediende een landingsvaartuig van de Royal Navy op D-Day.
David Niven was een luitenant-kolonel van de Britse commando's in Normandië.
Charles Durning was een U.S. Army Ranger in Normandië (hij werd onderscheiden met een Silver Star en een Purple Heart).
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War Sucks... its only fun for those who never bin there.
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Auke schreef:Charles Durning was een U.S. Army Ranger in Normandie.
Heb je daar een bron voor? Ik kan hem in geen enkel van mijn Ranger-Rosters teug vinden....

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Durning viel tijdens de landing onder het 398th Infantry Regiment.
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johan willaert schreef:Heb je daar een bron voor? Ik kan hem in geen enkel van mijn Ranger-Rosters teug vinden....
Mijn bron is een e-mailtje getiteld 'What Happened to WW II Movie Stars' die ik geforward kreeg van een veteraan, er zouden best wel foutjes in kunnen staan...
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Charles Durning - US Army. Durning landed at Omaha Beach in the D-Day invasion. He survived the landing, but was wounded in an ambush during the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured, escaped, and narrowly missed assassination at the Malmedy Massacre. He won three Purple Hearts and the Silver Star. He still carries his memories and battle fatigue to this day. [source Osprey Military Journal] :)
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Bekende oorlogsveteranen

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Hoewel niet aan D-Day zelf deelgenomen is George H. W. Bush (de 41ste president van de US en vader van...) ook een oorlogsveteraan. George Bush heeft als oorlogsvlieger deelgenomen aan de strijd tegen de Japanners.

After graduating from Phillips Academy in June 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday to become an aviator. After completing the 10-month course, he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve at Corpus Christi, Texas on June 9, 1943, just three days before his 19th birthday, which made him the youngest naval aviator to that date.
After finishing flight training, he was assigned to Torpedo Squadron (VT-51) as photographic officer in September 1943. As part of Air Group 51, his squadron was based on the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) in the spring of 1944. San Jacinto was part of Task Force 58 that participated in operations against Marcus and Wake Islands in May, and then in the Marianas during June. On June 19, the task force triumphed in one of the largest air battles of the war. Shortly after takeoff Bush's aircraft made a forced water landing. A destroyer rescued the young pilot and his crew, although the plane was lost. On July 25, Bush and another pilot received credit for sinking a small cargo ship off Palau.
George Bush in his TBM Avenger on the carrier USS San Jacinto in 1944After Bush's promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade on August 1, the San Jacinto commenced operations against the Japanese in the Bonin Islands. On September 2, 1944, Bush piloted one of four Grumman TBM Avenger aircraft from VT-51 that attacked the Japanese installations on Chichi Jima. For this mission his crew included Radioman Second Class John Delaney and Lieutenant Junior Grade William White, who substituted for Bush's regular gunner. During their attack, four Avengers from VT-51 encountered intense antiaircraft fire. While starting the attack, Bush's aircraft was hit and his engine caught on fire. Despite the fact that his plane was on fire, he completed his attack and released the bombs over his target, scoring several damaging hits. With his engine on fire, Bush flew several miles from the island, where he and one other crew member on the TBM Avenger bailed out of the aircraft. However, the other man's parachute did not open, and he fell to his death. It was never determined which man bailed out with Bush. Both Delaney and White were killed in action. While Bush waited four hours in his inflated raft, several fighters circled protectively overhead until he was rescued by the lifeguard submarine USS Finback. For this action Bush received the Distinguished Flying Cross. During the month he remained on the USS Finback, Bush participated in the rescue of other pilots.
Bush subsequently returned to San Jacinto in November 1944 and participated in operations in the Philippines. When San Jacinto returned to Guam, the squadron, which had suffered 50% casualties of its pilots, was replaced and sent to the United States. Through 1944, he had flown 58 combat missions for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals, and the Presidential Unit Citation awarded aboard the San Jacinto.
Because of his valuable combat experience, Bush was reassigned to Norfolk Navy Base and put in a training wing for new torpedo pilots. He was later assigned as a naval aviator in a new torpedo squadron, VT-153. With the surrender of Japan, he was honorably discharged in September 1945.


Wat ook geldt voor zijn ambtsgenoot John F. Kennedy (35ste president van de US).

In the spring of 1941, Kennedy volunteered for the U.S. Army, but was rejected, mainly because of his troublesome back. Nevertheless, in September of that year, the U.S. Navy accepted him, due to the influence of the director of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), a former naval attaché to the Ambassador, his father. As an ensign, Kennedy served in the office which supplied bulletins and briefing information for the Secretary of the Navy. It was during this assignment that the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. He attended the Naval Reserve Officers Training School and Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center before being assigned for duty in Panama and eventually the Pacific theater. He participated in various commands in the Pacific theater and earned the rank of lieutenant, commanding a patrol torpedo (PT) boat.
Lt. Kennedy on his navy patrol boat, the PT-109On August 2, 1943, Kennedy's boat, the PT-109, was taking part in a nighttime patrol near New Georgia in the Solomon Islands. It was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.[7][8] Kennedy was thrown across the deck, injuring his already-troubled back. Nonetheless, he swam, towing a wounded man, to an island and later to a second island where his crew was subsequently rescued. For these actions, Kennedy received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal under the following citation:

“ For extremely heroic conduct as Commanding Officer of Motor Torpedo Boat 109 following the collision and sinking of that vessel in the Pacific War Theater on August 1-2, 1943. Unmindful of personal danger, Lieutenant (then Lieutenant, Junior Grade) Kennedy unhesitatingly braved the difficulties and hazards of darkness to direct rescue operations, swimming many hours to secure aid and food after he had succeeded in getting his crew ashore. His outstanding courage, endurance and leadership contributed to the saving of several lives and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. ”

Kennedy's other decorations in World War II included the Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in early 1945, just a few months before Japan surrendered. The incident was popularized when he became president and would be the subject of several magazine articles, books, comic books, TV specials and a feature length movie, making the PT-109 one of the most famous U.S. Navy ships of the war. Scale models and even G.I. Joe figures based on the incident were still being produced in the 2000s. The coconut which was used to scrawl a rescue message given to Solomon Islander scouts who found him was kept on his presidential desk and is still at the John F. Kennedy Library.
During his presidency, Kennedy privately admitted to friends that he didn't feel that he deserved the medals he had received, because the PT-109 incident had been the result of a botched military operation that had cost the lives of two members of his crew. When asked by a reporter how he became a war hero, Kennedy joked: "It was involuntary. They sank my boat."
In May 2002, a National Geographic expedition found what is believed to be the wreckage of the PT-109 in the Solomon Islands. One of the Kennedy family also returned to the islands to give a gift to the scouts who are still alive today, but were turned away when they traveled to the inauguration because of communication problems. The Australian coastwatcher who dispatched the natives was also invited to the White House.
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Auke schreef:Alec Guinness (Star Wars) bediende een landingsvaartuig van de Royal Navy op D-Day.
Dus toch? Ik dacht dat hij ten tijde van de invasie in Italië zat.
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