Friday, July 29, 2016

PVT Ponto Bebe

PVT Ponto Bebe was born in Albania (probably in or near Plasa) on 2 May 1907 to George and Despa (Dima) Bebe.  In 1940 Ponto was supporting the family as a truck driver. 

Ponto was drafted in December 1942.  After being shipped overseas. It was in 1943, in England, that he applied for naturalization. He was assigned to M Company 116th Infantry and was with the unit on D-Day.  On 9 Jun 1944 he was thought to be missing in action but was returned to duty (found?) on 12 Jun 1944.  On 26 Jul 1944 he was transferred to L Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Bebe was killed in action on 29 Jul 1944. 

PVT Ponto Bebe is buried in Saint John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Cemetery in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 

Younger brother Michael was also drafted, served in the US Army then returned home.

No comments:

Post a Comment