Army Memorabilia

Nagy, Albert S.

Rank: Private First Class
Serial Number: 32001591
Military Branch: Co. E 47th Regiment, 9th Division
Origin: New York
Date of Death: 1944-6-28
Normandy American Cemetery
Featured: No

PFC Albert Nagy had been in service over 3 years until he was killed in action on June 27 or 28, 1944 that was the last days of fighting to capture Cherbourg, France.

PFC Nagy's group includes his officially engraved split brooch posthumous Purple Heart with its presentation case, lapel pin, ribbon bar, and IDPF.

Cherbourg's capture was highlighted by a violent storm that had raged since 19 June, crippling Allied landing vessels. On 22 June three American divisions (including the 9th)began their assault on Cherbourg, supported by air attacks and naval bombardment. A bitter six day street-to-street battle ensued, as the German commander had been ordered to hold the port to the last. The last German forces in Cherbourg surrendered on 29 June, after thoroughly destroying the harbour facilities. The port would not be usable for months.


As of April 2022 this was sold to a collector. 

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