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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

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Rodger P Russell Jr.

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: SergeantBorn: 09/05/1919

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 11/12/1941
Deceased: 11/24/1944
Location: Germany
Hometown: Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Army Serial Number: 34174111
Burial: Oakdale Cemetery
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Plot: Sec Annex 5-N Lot 2 & 3
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Biographical Info

Russell, Sgt Rodger Pernell J headstone

Russell, Sgt Rodger Pernell J headstone

Location grave Sergeant Rodger Pernell Russell Jr at the Oakdale Cemetery:

 

 


Where did Sergeant Rodger Pernell Russell Jr  died of wounds?

Phase: Phase III – The Push to the Roer River

On 19 Nov Co. “D” moved from Ubach to Setterich shortly after it was taken to clear mines from streets and paths, then swept the road into Puffendorf. A tank battle was raging on the outside of town, and it was necessary to gap a minefield east of Puffendorf and Setterich to get the tanks through for their attack on Freialdenhoven. The following day the 2nd Platoon moved into Freialdenhoven and cleared streets up to the forward outposts. The town was found to be loaded with mines. During the next three days between 250 and 300 mines were lifted from the streets and large quantities of mines were found cellars of buildings. Two platoons went into the line west of Merzenhousen. The 3rd Platoon remained at the job of removing mines, during which, on 23 Nov Lt. Mitchell was killed while standing near a truck which set off a mine on a road which had been swiped two times before, evidently a wooden type that the detectors failed to pick up. Co. “A” moved into Freialdenhoven 26 Nov to relieve Co. “D” which then moved into the former Co. “A” billets at Baesweiler. Co.”A” held only a temporary tenancy in town, however, being relieved by Co. “C” 1 December. The latter, being assigned to CC “B” for the period, remained in Freialdenhoven until 20 December, continuing the work of mine clearance and maintaining roads to the front. From the beginning of its occupations the town was under artillery fire, and enemy planes were frequent visitors at dusk

(Unit History 17th Armored Engineer Battalion) 

 


Location where Sergeant Rodger Pernell Russell Jr died of wounds: 
Nort east of Puffendorf/ Setterich, germany

 

 


Official casualty list

t Carolina New Hannover County Sgt Rodger P Russell

t Carolina New Hannover County Sgt Rodger P Russell

Nort Carolina New Hannover County Sgt Roderger P Russell

Nort Carolina New Hannover County Sgt Roderger P Russell detail

 


Headstone Application Card

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Russell, Sgt Rodger Pernell J headstone Card

 


The location of the house in the year where Rodger Pernell Russell Jr lived with the family, as an 20 year old “Clerk at the General Steam Railroad Company”:
Adress: 1404 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401, Verenigde Staten

 

 


US Sensus 1940

US Sensus 1940

US Sensus 1940

Roger Russell

United States Census, 1940
Name Roger Russell
Titles and Terms Jr
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 6, Wilmington, Wilmington Township, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Age 20
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birthplace North Carolina
Birth Year (Estimated) 1920
Last Place of Residence Same Place
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Roger Russell Head M 50 North Carolina
Maygelle Russell Wife F 48 New York
Francis Russell Daughter F 22 North Carolina
Roger Russell Son M 20 North Carolina
Isabelle Russell Daughter F 18 North Carolina

 


US Sensus 1930

US Sensus 1940

US Sensus 1930

Rodger P Russell

United States Census, 1930
Name Rodger P Russell
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Dogwood Neck, Horry, South Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Age 10
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1920
Birthplace North Carolina
Father’s Birthplace North Carolina
Mother’s Birthplace New York
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 1
 
Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace

Rodger P RussellHeadM40North CarolinaMayzelle R RussellWifeF38New YorkFrances M RussellDaughterF12North CarolinaRodger P RussellSonM10North CarolinaIsabelle A RussellDaughterF7North Carolina

  Rodger P Russell   Male 40 Married White Head 1890 North Carolina   North Carolina    
  Mayzelle R Russell   Female 38 Married White Wife 1892 New York   North Carolina New York B 1
  Frances M Russell   Female 12 Single White Daughter 1918 North Carolina   North Carolina New York B 1
  Rodger P Russell   Male 10 Single White Son 1920 North Carolina   North Carolina New York B 1
  Isabelle A Russell   Female 7 Single White Daughter 1923 North Carolina   North Carolina New York B 1

 


Family

Parents
Rodger Purnell Russell
1889–1949

Mayzelle A Conekin Russell
1892–1978

Siblings 
Infant Boy Russell
1915–1915

Frances Mayzelle Russell Blake
1917–1989

Isabell Adelaide Russell Gore
1923–2002

 


Enlistment details

Rodger P Jr Russell

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name Rodger P Jr Russell
Name RUSSELL RODGER P JR
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 12 Nov 1941
Event Place Ft Bragg, North Carolina, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1919
Birthplace PANAMA CANAL ZONE
Education Level 4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation Railroad clerks, n.e.c.
Marital Status Single, without dependents
Military Rank Private
Army Branch Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference Civil Life
Serial Number 34174111
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 07631.280

 


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Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
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