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William Stanley MajewskiUnit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: SergeantBorn: 11/13/1915
Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Deceased: 06/14/1943 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: African Campaign/ Sicilian Campaign
Hometown: Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Army Serial Number: 31006197
Burial: Saint Bridgets Cemetery, Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown
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Location grave Sergeant William Stanley Majewski at the Saint Bridgets Cemetery:
Where was Sergeant William Stanley Majewski killed in action?
Phase: The North African Campaign
After the North African Campaign fighting had stopped, the 2nd Armored Division was prepairing for Operation HUSKY, the invasion of Sicily.
The Division was to provide the Armor for the assaulting troops and to be their floating reserve.
Sergeant William Stanley Majewski was part of Company A that was attached to “Combat Command B” (CCB). In early May 1943 from Marrocco the CCB moved to Port Aux Poules, Algeria tanks by train and halftracks and wheeled vehicles by road convoy, and reported at the Fifth Army Invasion Training Center (FAITC). The troops were trained in every phase of waterborne invasions. Loading vehicles, firing weapons from moving boats, assault and consolidating beachheads. On the 23rd of June there was a final inspection by King George the VI of England and General Eisenhouwer, ” the 2nd Armored Division and the 82nd Airborne Division were in splendid shape with fine discipline”. On july 6th the first LST’s went to Bizerte, Tunisia.
Source: Book “A history of the 2nd US Armored Division 1940-1946”
Source: “Hell on Wheels 2nd Armored Division 1942-1945” by Donald Houston
The period when Sergeant William Stanley Majewski was Killed in Action was during an training and prepairing phase with no direct actions with the enemy. Untill now there is no information of what the cause was of his death, unfortunatly there is nothing in all the documentation we can relate to his death.
Location where Sergeant William Stanley Majewski was killed in action:
Official casualty list, Massachuchettes, Berkshire County
Headstone Application Card
The location of the house in the year where William Stanley Majewski lived with the family, as an 20 year old “ Laborer”:
Adress: Grove street 761, Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
US Sensus 1930
|Event Place||Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States|
|Relationship to Head of Household||Son|
|Relationship to Head of Household (Original)||Son|
|Birth Year (Estimated)||1916|
Tadeusz F. Majewski
Katarzyna B. Patlick Majewski
Joseph T. Majewski*
|Name||William S Majewski|
|Name (Original)||MAJEWSKI WILLIAM S|
|Event Type||Military Service|
|Event Date||08 Jan 1941|
|Event Place||Springfield, Massachusetts, United States|
|Education Level||Grammar school|
|Civilian Occupation||Semiskilled construction occupations, n.e.c.|
|Marital Status||Single, without dependents|
|Army Branch||Branch Immaterial – Warrant Officers, USA|
|Army Component||Selectees (Enlisted Men)|
|Source Reference||Civil Life|
|Affiliate ARC Identifier||1263923|
|Box Film Number||03823.103|
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