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2LT Alfred Earl Phelps

2LT Alfred Earl Phelps

Birth
Indian Falls, Genesee County, New York, USA
Death 14 Jul 1944 (aged 22)
France
Burial East Pembroke, Genesee County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 27765295 · View Source
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2nd Lieutenant 310 FA BN
79 INF DIV
WWII


Alfred Earl Phelps, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Phelps of Indian Falls, New York, was born at Batavia, New York, October 4, 1921. Alfred always resided at Indian Falls. He was a member of the Indian Falls Methodist Church. He was graduated from Akron High School, 1938 and from Cornell University, Ithaca, with a B.S.degree in Agriculture, 1942. At Cornell he was a member of Alpha Zeta and Reserve Officers' Training Corps, earning his commission.


2nd Lt. Phelps entered the Armed Services No. 0 464 674. He trained at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Ft. Sill, Okla.; in Florida, Tennessee, California and Kansas with the 79th Division, 310 Field Artillery.


Lt. Phelps went overseas two months before the invasion of France began. He was believed to have entered the Normandy fighting in it's second week and to have been in the front line for a month.


Lt. Alfred Earl Phelps, 22, was killed in action near Cherbourg, France, July 14, 1944. He was the second commissioned Army officer to meet death in the invasion of France; the ninth from Genesee County area reported killed in action in Normandy.
Lt. Phelps was survived by his parents and his sister Ruth.



Source: Genesee County World War II Gold Star Memorial Book


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  • Created by: Donna Ruhland Bonning
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27765295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Alfred Earl Phelps (4 Oct 1921–14 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27765295, citing Hillside Cemetery, East Pembroke, Genesee County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Donna Ruhland Bonning (contributor 46786861) .