PFC Alexander S. Kowalczyk

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PFC Alexander S. Kowalczyk

  • Birth 17 Nov 1920
  • Death 9 Nov 1944 France
  • Burial Dundalk, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Memorial ID 62063606

KILLED IN ACTION WWII
UNITED STATES ARMY
143rd INFANTRY, 36th INF DIV

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS. SERVED WITH THE 36TH 'TEXAS' INFANTRY DIVISION, 143RD INFANTRY REGIMENT, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, SECOND BATTALION. WOUNDED IN ACTION ON 27 JANUARY 1944 AT THE RAPIDO RIVER BATTLE IN ITALY.

In August, 1944, the Regiment was part of the 36th Division landing on Green Beach on the south coast of France. They marched 200 miles the first week, and soon - with the 141st - were part of the "Rhone River Bottleneck", virtually destroying the fleeing German 19th Army. Fighting northeastward the 36th served as the right flank division of the 7th Army.

Vosges and Germany, 1944-45: After the liberation of Lyon on 2 September, 1944, the regiment began the Vosges campaign near the German border. They fought a terrible battle near Weyerscheim with the Germans in January, 1945, with the 2d Battalion taking the brunt of the attack. The last great battle of the war for the regiment was the effort to breach the Seigfried Line and reach the Rhine River, missions which were accomplished


Originally interred in France, his remains were repatriated to US soil on May 20, 1948.


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  • Created by: Jdrhook
  • Added: 23 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62063606
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Alexander S. Kowalczyk (17 Nov 1920–9 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62063606, citing Holy Rosary Cemetery, Dundalk, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Jdrhook (contributor 47204610) .