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Pvt Walter John Dobek

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Pvt Walter John Dobek

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
6 Jun 1944 (aged 21)
France
Burial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot
Plot I Row 11 Grave 10
Memorial ID
56643987 View Source

Son of Peter Dobek and Mary Smosna Dobek.

His first name on his birth certificate was "Waslaw". He was known by the Americanized version of "Walter".

Walter, who resided at 700 Spruce Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Private in the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion, U.S. Army, during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" during the invasion of Normandy, France.

He had served in the Army for one year and five months at the time of his death and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 32485323

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Special thanks to:
Nancy Martin for submitting the below info!

From "Delaware's Role in World War II: 1940-1946, Vol. I" by William H. Comer & Leon deValinger Jr.

"When a War Department telegram, announcing that Private Walter J. Dobek had been missing in action since D-Day, was sent to his father, Peter Dobek, of Wilmington, the latter never learned that sad news because he had himself just died, although the funeral had not take place. Private Dobek's mother died when he was a baby. Confirmation of his death was received two months later. He had been overseas since September, 1943, as a member of an Engineers' Corps Unit.

Son of Peter Dobek and Mary Smosna Dobek.

His first name on his birth certificate was "Waslaw". He was known by the Americanized version of "Walter".

Walter, who resided at 700 Spruce Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Private in the 146th Engineer Combat Battalion, U.S. Army, during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" during the invasion of Normandy, France.

He had served in the Army for one year and five months at the time of his death and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 32485323

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Special thanks to:
Nancy Martin for submitting the below info!

From "Delaware's Role in World War II: 1940-1946, Vol. I" by William H. Comer & Leon deValinger Jr.

"When a War Department telegram, announcing that Private Walter J. Dobek had been missing in action since D-Day, was sent to his father, Peter Dobek, of Wilmington, the latter never learned that sad news because he had himself just died, although the funeral had not take place. Private Dobek's mother died when he was a baby. Confirmation of his death was received two months later. He had been overseas since September, 1943, as a member of an Engineers' Corps Unit.


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56643987
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56643987/walter-john-dobek: accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Walter John Dobek (28 Sep 1922–6 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56643987, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .