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PFC William L Blatner

PFC William L Blatner

New York, USA
Death 13 Nov 1944 (aged 18–19)
Burial Eden, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 91848139 · View Source
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William served as a Private First Class, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

His headstone shows the "110th Infantry Division" however he was in the "110th Infantry Regiment".

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 29, 1943 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being Single, with dependents.

William was "Killed In Action" in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 32844471

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Matthew Schettler for finding his place of burial and a great photo!

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Hamburg Sun - Nov 13, 1947

Bells were told in all Eden churches on Monday morning in honor of memorial services being held for William L. Blatner, who was killed in action in Germany on Nov 13, 1944. Services were held at the Immaculate Conception Church and interment was in Evergreen Cemetery.

He leaves surviving his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Blatner, a sister, and two brothers.

Article found by: Anne Cady


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 13 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91848139
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC William L Blatner (1925–13 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91848139, citing Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Eden, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .