Jim Farrell

'Kitty'? GI's family search for Nottingham sweetheart

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I am the nephew of the American GI Martin Teahan, and we have a very credible lead on who "Kitty" was, will keep everyone posted on developments

It sounds like an impossible quest, but the family of an American soldier killed on D-Day is trying to trace his Nottingham girlfriend, known only as 'Kitty'. Andy Smart tells the remarkable story.

Her name was Kitty, a Nottingham girl who captured the heart of a young American soldier as he prepared for war.

Irish-American Private Martin Teahan, of HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment – part of the 82nd Airborne Division – from the tough South Bronx in New York, was one of the hundreds of GIs camped in Wollaton Park in the weeks before D-Day.

 

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Video at Gravesite

 


 

 

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Welcome to Nottstalgia, Jim Farrell and good luck with your research. I attended ballet class with the daughter of a GI when I was a child. Her mother had some stories to relate. She'd had a very tough experience in the USA and returned to the UK as a single parent. 

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Thanks so much for the warm welcome Jill. I am writing a book on my uncle and the finding of his rifle in Feb of this year. It has taken me on a journey I could never imagine.

 

Enjoy your evening,

 

Jim

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I look forward to hearing about your discoveries, Jim. I am well acquainted with the thrill of exploring the lives of relatives and know just how fascinating and addictive it can be!

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Jim, as a ex squaddie myself I am sat here with a tear in my eye after reading your uncles story. Good luck in your quest and do please keep us updated.

 

Colin

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My mum had a bit of a fling with a GI. There was a post on this subject a while back. Her guy survived the war but she never saw him again. The posts are here

 

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