John Wilbur McDougal

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 08/01/1944

 

 

 

John W. McDougal was born on July 28, 1920, in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia. He was drafted
into the Army on September 30, 1942, at Fort McPherson, Georgia. He had completed one year of college,
and listed his civilian occupation as Decorators and Window Dressers. He was married in 1941. His religion
was listed as Protestant.

He was known as "Billy" or "Bill".

2nd Lieutenant John W. McDougal died on August 1, 1944 of wounds received in action in France.

 

John W. "Bill" McDougal

Photo by MelanieMuse7 from Ancestry.com

 

 

John W. McDougal was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France in Block AE Row 4 Grave 79 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot E Row 17 Grave 30

 

Grave marker for John W. McDougal

Photo by Bradley Grantham from the Find A Grave website created by: CWGC/ABMC

 

 

 

     

29 April 2014

Normandy, France

My husband and I had the privilege of visiting the
American Cemetery in Normandy this past spring, and with
the gracious help of the staff were able to find
Bill McDougal's grave. It was a very moving experience,
especially so close to the 70th anniversary of D-Day (June 6).


newtonfamilytree from Ancestry.com

 

 

 

 

Top photo by Bradley Grantham from the Find A Grave website created by: CWGC/ABMC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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