zaterdag 13 september 2014

John Steele

Have you ever heard of John Steele? I didn't until a month ago. We decided to go to Normandy- France for a week as our summer vacation. The name of the village where we rented our summer vacation house, was Quineville. That village was just next to another village with the name : Sainte-Maire-Eglise.
At the end of World War 2 American paratroopers jumped out of plaines to fight for freedom of Europe.
John Steele was one of them. He had the bad luck to came out just on the steeple of the church. He stayed a long while hanging there, finally got captured by German soldiers, but lucky John was able to escape.
I am still impressed by this story, and by the fact that he made four !!! Combat jumps: In Sicily, in Italy, in Normandy, and in Holland. He fought in Belgium, and in Germany.
What do you think of that!!!!
Here is a photo I took in Sainte-Maire-Eglise, were they keep the memory on John Steele alive.

Take a close look at the steeple....
It was good to be there and learn more about how things went in June 1944. That made me extremely thankfull for the man who gave their lives to free Europe!
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3 opmerkingen:

  1. Thanks for sharing the story of John Steele! It is so amazing how N. America helped Europe during WWII.Glad that you had a great vacation time! Hope you are doing well, my friend!

  2. such an interesting story - thanks for sharing this. looking forward to your blog post tomorrow.

  3. What an interesting story. I am always fascinated by the amazing acts of bravery that happened in WWII. Thanks for sharing!