PFC James E Schwalbach

PFC James E Schwalbach

New Jersey, USA
Death 28 Oct 1944 (aged 36–37)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 43 Grave 6
Memorial ID 56375406 · View Source
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His next of kin was noted as Margaret Schwalbach who resided in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Possibly his wife)

James served as a Private First Class, Company K, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Hudson County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 23, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey. He was note, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salemen and also as Married.

James was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 42015202

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)


Distinguished Service Cross:

Awarded for actions during the World War II(Citation Needed) Private First Class James E. Schwalbach (ASN: 42015202), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company K, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 28 August 1944. Private First Class Schwalbach's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 3d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (1945)

Action Date: 28-Aug-44

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class Company K Regiment: 30th Infantry Regiment Division: 3d Infantry Division

Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.




  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
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  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC James E Schwalbach (1907–28 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56375406, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .