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Corp Peter M Berkowicz
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1919
Death: Aug. 3, 1943

Chicago Tribune (IL) - 10/3/1943
ARMY LISTS 608 SOLDIERS KILLED ON FIVE FRONTS
18 Reported from Chicago and Vicinity.
Killed in Action
(Story in adjoining column.)
These soldiers of the Chicago area are listed as killed in action Identifications are left to right.
The war department made public today the names of 608 United States soldiers killed in action. The announcement includes casualties in the Asiatic, European, North African, North American, Pacific and Southwest Pacific areas. The names listed in North African area include casualty reports received from operations in Sicily.
Casualties in the following list are from the North African area except where indicated otherwise in brackets.
(Among those listed)
INDIANA.
Berkowicz, Tech, 5th Gr. Peter M. -- Mrs. Victoria Berkowicz, mother, East Chicago.
From Jan Bos
Nijmegen, Holland
T/5 Peter M. Berkowicz was a soldier in the 91st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron. He was killed on 3 August 1943 in Sicily. T/5 Berkowicz was buried in the temporary American GELA Cemetery in grave D-42-501 on 4 August 1943. After the war his remains were repatriated and buried in the City Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Il.
Over 1,200 men and women were buried in the GELA Cemetery between 1943-1947. I am writing a book about the GELA Cemetery and hope to finish it next year, 2013. 
 
Inscription:
Indiana
TEC 5 91 CAV RCN SQ
World War II
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleums
Calumet City
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Veteran Section
 
Created by: Rich
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97897194
Corp Peter M Berkowicz
Added by: Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland
 
Corp Peter M Berkowicz
Added by: Rich
 
Corp Peter M Berkowicz
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 Added: Oct. 17, 2012
 
 
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