• Tribute to Private First Class Wayne C DIVELEY (ASN 35093055)

    513th PIR

    (December 01, 1923 - March 24, 1945)



    Wayne C DIVELEY was born on December 01, 1923 at Pipestone, Minnesota. He was the son of J.C. DIVELY and Mrs Bamberger (?). He entered service at Indianapolis, Indiana in February 15, 1943 and received ASN 35093055. He was probably rapidly volunteer for the new Airborne Corps and was send to Fort Benning, Georgia where he joined the 513th PIR.

    He was killed in action on March 24, 1945 in Germany, during the first hours of operation Varsity. His body returned stateside in April 1949 and he is now permanently buried at Indian Creek Cemetery, Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.



    Article published in the "Logansport Pharos Tribune", April 8, 1949, page 15 :


    MONTICELLO, Ind. - The body of Pfc. Wayne C. Dively, who was killed in action in Germany during World War II, will arrive in Monticello on the Friday morning train from Chicao for reburial. It will be taken to the Miller funeral home where friends may call after noon on Friday.

    Final rites for the soldier will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Headlee Church of God with the Rev. Alvin Hall officiating. The body will be removed to the church one hour before services to lie in state. Graveside rites at the Indian Creek cemetery are to be conducted by the Monticello post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    Pfc. Dively and his sister, Mrs. Fred Miller, at one time lived their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walter near Buffalo. He was killed on March 24, 1945. He would have been 25 years old now.

    Surviving with Mrs. Miller of Monticello is another sister, Mrs. J.L. Fairchild, Danville, Illinois; two brothers, Francis, Decatur, Illinois; and Paul, Saginaw, Michigan; his father, J.C. Dively, Decatur, Illinois; and Mr. and Mrs. Walter."


    NARA file


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