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08-24-2009, 01:25 AM
I am doing some research for a friend and am looking for pictures and stories of Cpt Everett Clark Bailey.

Before he was with the 86th Company L. I am also looking for a list of Captured and or Killed Germans and especially the name of any German/Nazi Generals that were at Po Valley during the same time before he took command of company L (see below)
The OSS aka CIA was operating there very heavilty...

Just a little background and nice pictures...
...pril. Tenth 10th Mountain Division, operating essentially as a combat patrol, would emerge from the North Apennines, cross the Po River, and head for the Alps and Hitler's last redoubt...

...Next day we were bivouacked at San Alessandro and in our improvised office. Captain Everett Bailey, of L Company, picked up the phone, listened for a moment, turned, and looked over and caught my eye. "Dave, the war is over in Italy...

www.10thmtndivdesc.org/86th%20hist.pdf you can read the whole thing here...

April 28, Captain LAWRENCE ELY of Company H was killed immediately, By noon the going was considerably rougher. Two battalion commanders, Major DRAKE and Major SEAMANS, were wounded and evacuated. Captain CARPENTER took over the 2nd Battalion and Captain EVERETT C. BAILEY of Company L assumed command of the 3rd. By 1230 3rd Battalion patrols were in Torbole (A577025). The 1st Battalion was 1000 yards short of Nago (A589032). The 2nd Battalion was in reserve.

Major HAROLD A. GREENís 1st Battalion, badly scarred from that tragic night of April 29 on
the rock slopes above Nago, was now bivouacked in that town. Captain JACK D. CARPENTER
had moved his 2nd Battalion companies into Riva (A549042) where the regimental command
post was also located. Around Riva to the north, in the little Alpine villages, the 3rd Battalion
kept a watchful eye on the mountains where the Germans still lurked in unknown strength and
numbers. Captain EVERETT C. BAILEY, acting battalion commander, had his CP at San Ales-
sandro (A568045).

3rd Battalion
Lieutenant Colonel John H. Hay, to Regimental Executive Officer April 23,
returned to Battalion command May 2
Major William D. Drake, April 23 to wounded April 29
Captain Everett C. Bailey, April 29 to May 2

10-30-2011, 07:35 PM
I don't know how much help I can be, and I know your post is old and you may not need info anymore. Everett Bailey is my grandfather. He never talked about the war...he might talk about Camp Hale or about the horses or even about being in Italy prior to deployment, but I only heard him talk about the war itself once, and then only a stray comment about losing half his company the day Bob Dole was wounded. He is 93 years old, and lives in a retirement community here in Vermont. His mind has gone a little. He never liked to talk about the war, but now it's hard to get a sensible narrative out of him about much of anything. I have some information that I got from my grandmother, and she is alive and vibrant at 89 and I could find out probably anything you might want to know. I would also be curious to know what info you already have.

With Interest,
Skyler Bailey

06-02-2014, 02:52 PM

06-02-2014, 02:55 PM
EVERETT CLARK BAILEY - SOUTH BURLINGTON - Everett Clark Bailey died on May 23, 2014, at the age of 96. He was born on Dec. 3, 1917, the son of Leslie Bailey and Bessie (Clark) Bailey. He was raised in Wells River and Burlington, graduating from Burlington High School and the University of Vermont, where he was co-captain of the ski team. During World War II, he served in the 10th Mountain Division in Washington, Colorado, Texas, Kiska Island in the Aleutians, and in northern Italy. In Italy he was a Company Commander, and was awarded a Silver Star and a Bronze Star for valor in combat. After the war he also served in the US Army Reserves, including as Commandant of the 1035th USAR School, retiring as a full Colonel. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/obituary.aspx?n=everett-clark-bailey&pid=171136476#sthash.lkYu1y5K.dpuf