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Lee Harold E.

Monuments

Greater Love Plaque

 

Name:
Harold E. Lee
Rank:
Technician 4th Grade
Serial Number:
35004178
Unit:
478th Amphibious Truck Company
Date of Death:
1944-04-28
State:
Ohio
Cemetery:
Cambridge American Cemetery, United Kingdom
Plot:
A
Row:
7
Grave:
29
Decoration:
Comments:

Harold E. Lee was born in 1918 in Meigs County, Ohio. He was the son of Earl Leslie Lee and Hazel L. Tuckerman Lee. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Technician Fourth Grade in the 478th Amphibious Truck Company. He was killed during the Exercise Tiger--one of the large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This took place in April 1944 in Slapton Sands, Devon in the UK. An Allied naval convoy involved in the exercise was attacked by German submarines, and coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths. At least 749 American servicemen were killed. Because of the impending invasion of Normandy, the incident was highly classified and the full story did not come out until years later after the war. He is now buried in Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom.