The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Company F

Sgt Harry E LaChance Jr
Service # 11998049
Sgt LaChance was born in 1917 in Connecticut and was killed in action on Tuesday June 6, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.

Sgt LaChance is the son of Harry E LaChance Sr and the son of unknown.

Sgt Harry E  LaChance JrSgt La Chance enlisted in the Army on May 8, 1942 at Hartford, Conn. His enlistment records states Harry enlisted as a Corporal, had completed 2 years of high school and was employed as a truck driver.

Sgt LaChance enlisted in the Army on May 8, 1942 at Hartford, Conn. His enlistment records states Harry enlisted as a Corporal, had completed 2 years of high school and was employed as a truck driver.

Sgt LaChance was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].

Sgt LaChance is interred at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France at Plot B Row 3 Grave 19.(pictured above right).


{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}