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PFC Carl F Whittier

PFC Carl F Whittier

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 25 Dec 1944 (aged 28–29)
At Sea
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
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Memorial ID 56651415 · View Source
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Carl served as a Private First Class, 262nd Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army on April 26, 1944 at Fort Deven's, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Skilled molder and also as Married.

Carl was declared "Missing In Action" when the S.S. Léopoldville, on which he was a passenger, was torpedoed and sunk by the German Submarine U-486 while sailing between Southampton and Cherbourg during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6137417

Approximately 763 soldiers were killed in this attack along with 56 crew members of the Léopoldville.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56651415
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Carl F Whittier (1915–25 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56651415, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .