• Tribute to Private First Class Donald Richard FLADUNG (ASN 37675441)

    Cie HQ & HQ - 193rd GIR

    (February 22, 1925 - January 09, 1945)

     

     

    Donald Richard FLADUNG was born at Wellman, Iowa on February 22, 1925. He was the son of John G FLADUNG and Clara GREINER. He entered service in Camp Dodge Herrold, Iowa in July 19, 1943 and received ASN 37675441. He was send to Camp MacKall, North Carolina and was assigned to HQ&HQ/193rd GIR.

    He was killed in action on January 09, 1945 in Belgium, during the battle of Dead Man's Ridge. His body returned stateside in 1949 and he his now permanently buried at Saint Marys Cemetery, Keota, Keokuk County, Iowa.

     

     

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  • Tribute to Private First Class William Russell BEATTY (ASN 33019615) – Cie I - 3rd Battalion - 507th PIR

    (February 03, 1911 - January 08, 1945)

     

     

     

      

    William Russell BEATTY was the son of  William Garfield BEATTY. He was born on February 03, 1911 at Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

    He was enlisted on May 13, 1942 at Altoona, Pennsylvania and received ASN 33019615. He was so volunteer for the new Airborne Corps and he was finally assigned to the Company I / 507th PIR.

    William BEATTY  was killed in action on January 08, 1945 during the battle of Cake Hill. He had 33 years-old.

    He is permanently buried in Benshoff Hill Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

     

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  • Tribute to Private John Stephen BUCHSER (ASN 333677976) - Battery C 155th AA Bn / 17th AB (June 14, 1924 - January 07, 1945)

     

      

    John Stephen BUCHSERwas the son of Stephen G and Mary F BUCHSER. He was born on June 14, 1924. He was enlisted on April 10, 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and entered on service on April 17, 1943. He received ASN 33677976. He was probably immediately send at Camp MacKall and assigned to Battery C of the 155th AA Bn / 17th AB.

    John BUCHSER was killed in action on January 07, 1945 during the Battle of Dead Man's Ridge. He had 20 years-old.

     

     

    His body returned stateside in 1949 and he is now permanently buried at Calvary Cemetery at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvani.

     

     

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  • Tribute to Pvt Boyd R DERREBERRY - G/513th PIR

    (October 10, 1921 - January 06, 1945)

     

      

    Son of  David Alexander DERREBERRY and Lenna Glesta NELSON, Boyd R DERREBERRY was born on October 10, 1921 Cherokee County, North Carolina. Daniel was a carpenter and lived in Knox County, Tennessee when he was enlisted on September 23, 1943 at Fort Oglethorp, Georgia. He received ASN 34885628.

    Private DERREBERRY joined the new Airborne Corps and was assigned to the G Company of the 513th PIR of the new 17th Airborne Division after having completed successfully the Airborne school.  

    Boyd DERREBERRY was killed in action on January 06, 1945 while his battalion was located in the vicinity of the Bois des Valets.

    He was temporarily buried in the US military cemetery of Ham, Great-Dutchy of Luxembourg. His body returned stateside on August 1949 and he is buried now in Knoxville National Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.

     

     

    This "GI's Tribute" will be later archived in the GI's Tribute - 513th PIR.


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  • Tribute to Pvt Daniel BALLOW Jr - HQ2/194th GIR

    (November 28, 1922 - January 05, 1945)

     

      

    Son of  Mr Daniel BALLOW and Mrs Anna MINDECK, Daniel BALLOW Jr was born on November 28, 1922 in Maple Heights, Ohio. Daniel was a laborer and lived in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941. He married this year with Mrs Anna BUSCH.

    He was enlisted on April 09, 1943 at Cleveland, Ohio and received ASN 35058579.

    Private BALLOW was probably immediately sent to Camp McKall, North Carolina for basic training and assigned to the HQ2 Company of the 194th GIR of the new 17th Airborne Division. 

    Daniel BALLOW was severely wounded in action on January 04, 1945 during the first combat of his regiment, in the area of Rechimont, Belgium. He died on January 05.

    His body returned stateside on December 1948 and he is buried now in New Albany National Cemetery, 1943 Ekin Avenue, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana.

    His two other brothers were also killed in action :

    - Private William BALLOW, 24 yrs-old died in November 1944 in France.

    - Private First Class Paul BALLOW, 20  yrs-old died in May 11, 1945 at Okinawa.

     

    This "GI's Tribute" will be later archived in the GI's Tribute - 194th GIR.


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