|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1944|
KIA Pvt William J Alexander
b. Aug.22,1920 d.June 13,1944
He entered the service from Texas. Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Colleville-sur-Mer Basse-Normandie Region, France.
The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, on the plateau overlooking Omaha Beach, is located on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery, established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944 and the first American cemetery on European soil in World War II. The cemetery site, at the north end of its ½ mile access road, covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. The Memorial consists of a semicircular colonnade with a loggia at each end containing large maps and narratives of the military operations; at the center is the bronze statue, "Spirit of American Youth." An orientation table overlooking the beach depicts the landings in Normandy. Facing west at the memorial, one sees in the foreground the reflecting pool; beyond is the burial area with a circular chapel and, at the far end, granite statues representing the U.S. and France. On the east side of the Memorial in a semicircular garden are the Walls of the Missing, memorializing those Missing in Action or Buried at Sea during the Normandy Campaign. It is inscribed with 1557 names; Rosettes mark the names of those whose remains have since been recovered and identified.
ALEXANDER WILLIAM A
Corps of Engineers
DATE REPORT: 09-17-1944
STATE OF RESIDENCE- North Carolina
Battalion Combat/Special Troops
European Theatre: Germany
LATEST REPORT DATE: 05-01-1945
Individual has been reported through sources considered official.
Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
DETAINING POWER -GERMANY
CAMP-045 Oflag 64 or 21B Schubin (Moved to Usedom) Poland, Altburgund 53-17
William Buck Alexander (1896 - 1960)
Eva Louise Holder Alexander (1896 - 1934)
Ivadell Alexander (1918 - 1918)*
William J Alexander (1920 - 1944)
Note: It covers 70 ha (172 acres), and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in World War II. The graves face westward, towards the United States.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Created by: Betty Harrigill, Hall
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55878599