-Buried at Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France
-Born on March 28, 1912, in Sevier County, TN
-Enlisted on April 18, 1942
-Died on June 6, 1944
-Parents: Robert S. Gosnell and Elizabeth Baker
-Married to Stella Williams
-Siblings: James Pink Gosnell, Henry Henderson Gosnell, Melinda Mevina Gosnell, John Arthur Gosnell, Sherman Gosnell, Jessie Ellen Gosnell, and Josie May Cunningham Gosnell

Historical Note: The 70th Tank Battalion landed at Utah Beach on the 6th of June 1944. It was in support of the 8th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry Division.

I’m Jacques GRESSIN from France and since seven years I’m searching informations on a WW2 soldier called Hugh Sylvester GOSNELL from company A, 70 th Tank Battalion. For that I’m reading a book now called : Armored strike force from Charles C. Roberts Jr. On page 163 is made a reference to a document called : Company A Diary 70th Tank Battalion Roberts Armory Collection . I think I could find on this document informations on Hugh, who died on UTAH Beach June 6 1944. Could it be possible to have a copy of this document ?

For your information I’m God Father or sponsor of Hugh’s sepulture in Colleville Cemetery Normandy France to honor his memory.

Thanks a lot for your help !

Best regards.


Monsieur Jacques Gressin takes care of Private First Class Hugh S. Gosnell’s grave at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.  jacques.gressin@sfr.fr
If you have remembrances or photos you can share, please contact him at the above email address.  Photos below were provided by Jacques Gressin.

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