17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War Two

Roll of Honor

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Elmo C. Farrow
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: SergeantBorn: 1919 (+/-)

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Uknown
Deceased: 06/15/1944 DOW (Died Of Wounds)
Location: Uknown
Hometown: United States, Georgia, Macon, Bibb County, Elm street 454
Army Serial Number: 7087157
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer,
Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: H row 13 grave 12
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’38.9″N 0°51’30.1″W

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First name : Unknown Feldman
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company B Rank: PrivateBorn: Unknown

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: Missing 01/09/1945
Location: Belgium, Ardennes, Samree
Hometown: Unknown
Army Serial Number: Unknown
Burial: Unknown
Plot:Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

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William Fink
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company B Rank: Staff Sergeant, platoonsergeantBorn: 1911

Awards and Citations: Silver Star & Purple Heart
Enlisted: 02/17/1941
Deceased: 08/12/1943 DNB (Died-Non-Battle)
Location: Corleone, Palermo, Italy
Hometown: CHICAGO ILLINOIS, COUNTY COOK
Army Serial Number: 36003886
Burial: Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery
Plot: 
GPS (lat/lon): 41°51’23.0″N 87°53’34.5″W

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Earl T Forbes
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A or B Rank: PrivateBorn: 1912

Awards and Citations: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Enlisted: 09/15/1943
Deceased: 01/04/1945 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Belgium, Ardennes region: Odeigne, La Batty, Cosy, Erezee, Beffe, Devant-Tâve, Lamorménil, Dochamps, Amonines
Hometown: 
Army Serial Number: 3589476
Burial:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial 
Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium
Plot:
H row 7 grave 36
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’50.2″N 5°54’11.2″E

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Charles L Franch
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 12/11/1918

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfimed)
Enlisted: 07/30/1942
Deceased: 08/13/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Barenton, Normandy, France
Hometown: Las Animas, Colorado
Army Serial Number: 37351208
Burial: Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France

Plot: A row 9 grave 2
GPS (lat/lon): 48°31’06.8″N 1°18’11.4″W

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Photo of Joseph (Giuseppe) Silvio Fumagalli
Joseph (Giuseppe) Silvio Fumagalli
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Technician 5th GradeBorn: –/–/1923

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 02/23/1943
Deceased: 01/19/1945 (KIA) Killed in Action
Location: near Houffalize (not confirmed)
Hometown: New York, the Bronx
Army Serial Number: 32813723
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium
Plot: E row 12 grave 24
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’53.4″N 5°54’05.3″E

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