PFC Windsor Berry Surles

PFC Windsor Berry Surles

Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 20)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56250682 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until April 21, 1945, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Windsor served as a Private First Class, S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227), Ship's Complement, Hampton Roads Port of Embark, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 30, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Messenger and also as Single, without dependents.

Windsor was declared "Missing In Action" when the S.S. Paul Hamilton was sunk off Algiers by a aerial torpedo dropped by a German Ju 88 bomber. The ship sank within 30 seconds due to the high amount of explosives on board.

A total of 580 men where lost with only one body being recovered.during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 13137226

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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56250682
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Windsor Berry Surles (24 Aug 1923–20 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56250682, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .