Floyd Jakob Corrington


Corrington was a paratrooper, and served with 1st Squad, 2nd Platoon, D Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division on D-Day.

Corrington, born 31 March 1915 in Cherokee, Iowa, had worked as a telephone lineman in Los Angeles before enlisting in the Army in November 1942. He arrived in England in December of the following year where he spent several months training for the invasion. At around 1:20 AM on 6 June 1944, Corrington jumped into Normandy from C-47 Skytrain #42-100843 as part of Stick 62, Serial 12, piloted by George H Pender of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron. Corrington's jumpmaster and platoon commander on D-Day was Lieutenant Ronald C Speirs.

Corrington is listed as having been killed in action on D-Day, and while the exact circumstances of his death are not known, his helmet was found near the hamlet of La Basse-Addeville, suggesting he was mislanded and killed during the ensuing battle. Corrington, who was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer (Plot E, Row 8, Grave 16).


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Units served with


  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 439th Troop Carrier Group


Aerial photograph of Upottery airfield looking west, the main runway runs vertically, barrack sites are to the bottom right of the airfield, 15 March 1944. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/CT/91/541. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Smeatharpe


Event Location Date Description


Cherokee, Iowa 31 March 1915


La Basse-Addeville, Normandy 6 June 1944



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