Tubbs, Herbert A., 1SGT, I/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment

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February 25th, 2013, 12:23 pm #11

That looks like the Belgian Fourragere. The photo for the DSC he had to borrow another guys boots so he looked presentable to the general. But thank you, I don't believe anyone in my family has seen this photo either.
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February 25th, 2013, 12:45 pm #12

David: Got your note....great to hear from you and good luck on your career move....great to see you on the forum and based on what I read on the post action report Mark posted.......your grandfather was some trooper... hope you can see some of the sites he fought in before you leave Europe.



A salute for you & your families service to our nation !



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February 25th, 2013, 1:10 pm #13

The stuff you guys have provided is just amazing. Thanks so much. I know this is just one of many stories out there, but the full story was never known by my family. My father had heard the stories as a young child but they didn't include any of the details. I had feared that my grandfathers story was going to be forgotten with the next generation.



It certainly makes me want to hear about all the other amazing stories out there, before they become lost and forgotten.
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February 26th, 2013, 12:56 am #14

You're correct no DSC, that is also a Belgian looking high ranking officer....
Jurgen.
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February 26th, 2013, 4:31 am #15

Found this photo book with my grandfathers name listed on the page.









http://triggertimeforum.yuku.com/forum/ ... SycL6WTTZQ
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February 26th, 2013, 5:53 am #16

Muriel Tubbs sent me that photo over 20 years ago and I am currently trying to
re-locate it.  I did post it on this forum, probably some years ago.  The award was the
Belgian Fourregere for Bastogne and I surmise the photo was made in the fall of 1945,
some months after VE Day and not long before the 101st was deactivated.  The 501st
PIR had been deactivated back in July, 45 and any 501st vets who did not come back to
the US at that time, were dispersed into the 327, 502, 506th and some of the support units.
The triangle on Herb's helmet liner indicates that he went to the 81st Airborne AA/AT Bn, for
some reason.  Most former 501st guys went to Infantry regiments wihin the 101st division and many
who were still in the ETO in late 45, ended-up coming back to the states with the 82nd Airborne, in January
46. Those who came back then, marched in the NYC Victory parade. Those who were in the 508th,
stayed longer, as Ike's Honor Guard in Frankfurt and those came back later, in increments, to Camp
Kilmer, NJ.  As to more pics of Herb during the war, if anyone would have them, it is Dudley Cone,
who has specialized in I/501 research for several decades now.    
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February 26th, 2013, 6:18 am #17

The Belgian Army Officer awarding the Fourragere is a Colonel
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February 27th, 2013, 6:25 am #18

Below are three Morning Report Days for a total of 6 pages.  17 July 1944 Fur showing 1st Sgt Eddy, then 23 July with Eddy being busted to Pvt and Sgt Tubbs Promoted to 1st Sgt.
Then on the Morning Report for 25 July it shows the 22 July 1944 men coming back from Fur. 
Somewhere between 17 and 22 July 1944 Eddy did something that got him busted to Pvt.  The DSC had not been written up let for 1st Sgt Tubbs yet in July but the reason he was promoted was the 6 June 1944 write up, and what he did during the rest of the Campaign in Normandy.  Usually, a S/Sgt would have been promoted before a Sgt, but this shows that their are exceptions.
Mark probably knows what happened to 1st Sgt Eddy in England when he came back from Fur.
Brian


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February 27th, 2013, 11:05 am #19

Mark,
I believe you're looking for these pictures.
Jurgen.
 
 
 
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February 27th, 2013, 1:57 pm #20


I received this from Mike Finn's wife Mrs Finn.  I assume Mike had filled this in, but I could be wrong.

Brian
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