Arthur F. Hayes Regimental Headquarters 506th PIR Demolition Trained

Arthur F. Hayes Regimental Headquarters 506th PIR Demolition Trained

tcschultz
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Joined: 05 Jun 2010, 22:14

27 Sep 2016, 23:47 #1

I'm seeking information on a Private First Class Arthur F. Hayes also listed as Arthur L. Hayes ASN 11088457 who served with Regimental Headquarters,  506th PIR,  101st Airborne Division during WW2.  He earned his jump wings on 9 Janury 1943 at the Parachute School and Completed the Parachute Demolition Training Course held from 25 January 1943 to 6 February 1943.  He was wounded in France by a sniper and returned to the US due to the extent of his injuries.  He passed away on 23 December 2014 in Bedford, MA and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, MA.  Any information on his service history in the 506th or 101st A/B would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Tom Schultz TCSchultz@aol.com
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Jirkal
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Joined: 09 Jul 2010, 02:43

28 Sep 2016, 03:38 #2

I know that James "Jake" McNiece, from the demo section 506th (also a Filthy 13) remembers an Arthur Hayes from Boston, that during training in December 1942, and he called him "Red Gulch" and that he had a real strong Boston accent.
Even though, according to my 506th roster (which of course might be incomplete or
wrong) there is no Arthur Hayes in the 506th. The only Hayes are Harold
G., Roy R. and William L., none of them from the 506th HQ. And the only
Arthur F is Hartman, from 2nd Bn HQ. I'm pretty sure the roster is incomplete, because there was a Sgt. Danny Hayes in a 81mm Mortar platoon, 3rd Bn 506th, and he's not in my roster.

Now that I know of there is a William J. Hayes in D company 501st and a
Robert “Lightnin” Hayes in the signal section of the 101st.

Do you have any informaton of when or where he was wounded in France? Are you sure that is his correct ASN?
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tcschultz
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Joined: 05 Jun 2010, 22:14

28 May 2017, 19:50 #3

Thanks for your reply and sorry for the delay in mine but as it turns out he was in H Company, 3rd Battalion, 502nd PIR, 101st Airborne when he jumped into Normandy and he was wounded in Carentan, France on June 11th, 1944 when he was first shot by a sniper at @ 0900 possibly during Cole's Charge and then hit by a piece of shrapnel as he was being carried to the Aid Station from an 88 which ended up with him out of combat and back stateside for treatment of his leg injury which was significant.   This is from a detailed medical file on him that recently was uncovered and confirmed his unit information as well. As noted I believe that this is the same Arthur "Red Gulch" Hayes from the Boston area mentioned in the Filthy Thirteen Book about James "Jake McNiece on pages 29 and 30 as he was from Lawrence, MA just north of Boston.  I suspect he was in the 506th first and then was transferred prior to the Normandy jump to the 502nd possibly due to his demolition training. Any information to confirm that transfer would be welcome as there is no record of it.
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