PFC Joseph F Maczynski

PFC Joseph F Maczynski

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 12 Feb 1945 (aged 24)
Valenzuela, Northern Manila District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Sec-8B Row-CP/WS Lot-36 Grv-3
Memorial ID 53671829 · View Source
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Joseph, who resided at 111 Bird Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Private First Class with Company F, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th (Buckeye) Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on June 21, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as Single, with dependents.

Josephwas "Killed In Action" near Manilla, Philippine Islands during the War.

Joseph was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart.

He had served in the Army for one year and seven months at the time of his death.

Service # 32952342

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


Submitted by: BarryC:

Distinguished Service Cross Citation:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Joseph F. Maczynski (ASN: 32952342), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces near Pasolo, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on 12 February 1945. Following the crossing of the Binuangan River, Company F, 145th Infantry Regiment ran into heavy machine gun, mortar and rifle fire from enemy positions in Dampalit. The machine gun squad of which Private Maczynski was ammunition bearer was sent to a forward position to deliver heavy covering fire urgently needed for the advance on the town. In order to obtain ammunition for his gun, he twice made a three hundred yard trip over a route almost completely covered by enemy rifle fire, leading through fish ponds waist deep in mud and water. Nearly exhausted, he started back toward the dump a third time. When he had traveled about fifty yards he was hit and killed instantly by an enemy bullet. His heroic devotion to duty in the face of grave danger, even at the cost of his life, materially assisted his company in seizing well defended enemy positions, and exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States, reflecting great credit upon himself, the 37th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 13 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 53671829
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Joseph F Maczynski (25 May 1920–12 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 53671829, citing Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .