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TSGT Walter F Gendron

TSGT Walter F Gendron

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 6 Jun 1944 (aged 24)
Picauville, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot J, 13620
Memorial ID 87065288 · View Source
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Walter served as a Technical Sergeant and Engineer on C-47 (#42-100819), 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

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

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 6, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He had previously served in the New Hampshire National Guard. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the manufacture of boots and shoes and also as Married.

Walter was "Killed In Action", along with 19 other soldiers, when the C-47 he was on crashed due to enemy fire at 1:14 a.m. during the invasion of France during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 20141260

He is interred with:
Davis, John L., T/5, 101st Arbn Div
Williams, Hugh F., Pvt, 101st Arbn Div


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TSGT
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: GLENN
  • Added: 19 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87065288
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Walter F Gendron (12 Jul 1919–6 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87065288, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by GLENN (contributor 46957035) .