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Corp George Edward Gardner

Corp George Edward Gardner

Birth
Sunapee, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 17 Mar 1945 (aged 34)
Germany
Burial Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 111211404 · View Source
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Cpl. Gardner was the son of Charles E. and Clara F. Gardner. He married Doris Mae George in Wilder, Vermont on August 14, 1936. He was survived by his wife and children.
He entered the service on March 9, 1944 and was stationed at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky. In October, he went overseas, and served in Co. B, 284th Engineer Combat Battalion. The Vermont Journal reported that he was killed near the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagan when a Bouncing Betty land mine exploded near him.

It was in fact a V-2 rocket that struck the 284th Combat Engineers Battalion B Company Command Post. It came down around 12:20 PM. Some of the men were gathering at this location for lunch. Eight men were inside the building when the V-2 struck and others were milling around outside before lunch was served. Two of the men recovered from the debris were dead, another died en-route to a hospital. Killed in the blast were 2d Lt. Sass, Sgt. Gardner, and Pfc. Spinos; 31 other men were seriously injured—one of which was Captain Henry, B Company Commander.
Information contributed by Find A Grave Member, Mikel #48257916.


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  • Created by: Daystcat
  • Added: 26 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111211404
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp George Edward Gardner (31 Jul 1910–17 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111211404, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Daystcat (contributor 47457318) .