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Bisaillon Martial J.

Monuments

Greater Love Plaque

 

Name:
Martial J. Bisaillon
Rank:
Technician 5th Grade
Serial Number:
31053434
Unit:
531st Engineer Shore Regiment
Date of Death:
1944-04-28
State:
Connecticut
Cemetery:
Cambridge American Cemetery, United Kingdom
Plot:
A
Row:
3
Grave:
23
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

Martial J. Bisaillon entered the military service in Connecticut. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Technician Fifth Grade in the 531st Engineer Shore Regiment. 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.