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Pvt. John G Klafka
Birth: Jun. 19, 1911
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1944
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France

United States Army


116th Infantry Regiment ⭐ 29th Infantry Division
World War II ⭐ Purple Heart ⭐ World War II Honor Roll

John G. Klafka was born June 19, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Mr. John Klafka and Mrs. Mary (Cicha) Klafka. He married Lottie L. Krzewina on July 1, 1944 in Milwaukee.

In August of 1944 John was deployed with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division to Normandy. He was wounded in battle on September 7, 1944. It is believed that John was wounded during the "Battle for Brest" as during the time-frame of John being injured, this is the area and battle his unit was fighting. On September 27, 1944 John died of his injuries and was laid to rest with his fellow soldiers in Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, France.

Although they were only married for almost three months at the time of his death, Lottie never dated another man and remained a widow until her death 57 years later. He is survived by his loving and devoted widow; Lottie L.(Krzewina) Klafka of Milwaukee, his father and mother; John and Mary, of Milwaukee, his five brothers; Clemens, Michael, Harry, Ray and George, and his four sisters; Helen, Annie, Clara, and Regina all of Milwaukee.

Family links: 
  John Frank Klafka (1878 - 1949)
  Mary Cicha Klafka (1878 - 1955)
  Lottie Krzewina Klafka (1911 - 2001)
  Clemens I. Klafka (1906 - 1964)*
  John G Klafka (1911 - 1944)
  Harry Klafka (1913 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot J, Row 1, Grave 20
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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