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SSgt William Lemanski

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SSgt William Lemanski Veteran

Birth
Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
19 Mar 1944 (aged 20)
Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Stadt, Carinthia, Austria
Burial
Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France Add to Map
Plot
B, Row 26, Grave 2
Memorial ID
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Son of Walter & Alice (Zajk) Lemanski

From The North Adams Transcript, North Adams, Massachusetts April 12, 1944
William Lemanski Missing in Action
Adams Staff Sergeant Tail Gunner
ON LIBERATOR
War Department Telegram to Parents Inform Them Son Missing Over Italy
Staff Sgt. William Lemanski, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lemanski of 53 Commercial street, has been "missing in action since March 19 over Italy" his parents were informed in a telegram from the War department last night at 6:30 o'clock. The message, signed by "Dunlop, acting adjutant general" expressed regret over the report and stated that a letter will follow.
Sgt. Lemanski, a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber had been in the European area since early this year. In a recent letter to his parents he told them that he had completed enough bombing missions to expect to be returned to this country soon.
He entered military service Feb. 5, 1943, trained at Miami Beach, Fla., and Lowry Field, Denver, Colo., completing a bombardment course at the latter field. He received his wings as an aerial gunner last July at Fort Myers, Fla. He left this country Dec. **, last, and was sent to Europe via Trinidad. After serving in Africa for a time he was transferred to Italy where he was in action until his recent mission from which he did not return. He attended Adams high school and was employed at the Brightwater paper company before entering service.
His brother, Lawrence Lemanski, entered naval service March 16 and is now at the Sampson, N.Y., training station.
Son of Walter & Alice (Zajk) Lemanski

From The North Adams Transcript, North Adams, Massachusetts April 12, 1944
William Lemanski Missing in Action
Adams Staff Sergeant Tail Gunner
ON LIBERATOR
War Department Telegram to Parents Inform Them Son Missing Over Italy
Staff Sgt. William Lemanski, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lemanski of 53 Commercial street, has been "missing in action since March 19 over Italy" his parents were informed in a telegram from the War department last night at 6:30 o'clock. The message, signed by "Dunlop, acting adjutant general" expressed regret over the report and stated that a letter will follow.
Sgt. Lemanski, a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber had been in the European area since early this year. In a recent letter to his parents he told them that he had completed enough bombing missions to expect to be returned to this country soon.
He entered military service Feb. 5, 1943, trained at Miami Beach, Fla., and Lowry Field, Denver, Colo., completing a bombardment course at the latter field. He received his wings as an aerial gunner last July at Fort Myers, Fla. He left this country Dec. **, last, and was sent to Europe via Trinidad. After serving in Africa for a time he was transferred to Italy where he was in action until his recent mission from which he did not return. He attended Adams high school and was employed at the Brightwater paper company before entering service.
His brother, Lawrence Lemanski, entered naval service March 16 and is now at the Sampson, N.Y., training station.

Inscription

SSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Massachusetts.



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  • Maintained by: Nancy D
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56657574/william-lemanski: accessed ), memorial page for SSgt William Lemanski (20 Nov 1923–19 Mar 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56657574, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France; Maintained by Nancy D (contributor 46812519).