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Pvt Harold L Sandford

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 28 Apr 1944 (aged 25–26)
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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Memorial ID 56294047 · View Source
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Harold served as a Private, 3206th Quartermaster Service Company, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 14, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Retail manager and also as Single, without dependents.

Harold was declared "Missing In Action" in what was known as "Exercise Tiger". Exercise Tiger was a practice run off the coast of England for the D-Day landing during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31013757

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946 American servicemen were killed during this practice run, some by German E-Boats that attacked and others by friendly fire.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56294047
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Harold L Sandford (1918–28 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56294047, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .